Posts from the “nature tables” Category

Making Pompoms with Colorful Wool Roving

Posted on March 21, 2014

Pompoms are fun to make, and children find them irresistible to touch.  The easiest way to introduce these colorful balls of fluff into your craft-making repertoire is with a pompom maker.  These simple devices, which come in many sizes, will help you and your children create delightful garlands for any occasion. Here, we offer a new twist — making pompoms with wool roving instead of yarn, to give them an extra soft touch. To create this sweet Valentine Wall Hanging, we used 100 percent wool felt (available by the half yard or in charm packs) and the 1 3/8″ pompom maker. Check out the step-by-step illustrated instructions in the full post to make your own. Pompoms can also be used to accent children’s clothing — just fasten to a zipper to…

Felted Dolls — a Craft Inspired by The Flowers Festival, by Elsa Beskow

Posted on April 19, 2013

One of the most fun ways to experience a book is to bring your favorite characters to life.  With polished wooden peg dolls and wool felt, the dolls inspired by a favorite book can be as simple and easy, or as ornate and complex, as one wants.  Just pick your favorite books and characters, get your hands on Palumba’s wooden peg dolls, wool felt and thread (hot glue guns are quite handy too!) and craft away! -Grace & Kriste

Spring Craft Feature — Sew a Felt Easter Basket!

Posted on March 18, 2013

Leslie created this amazing project to delight you and your children!  Use our natural wool felt to make your own, and find more inspiring seasonal crafts, stories, and recipes in The Children’s Year:  Seasonal Crafts and Clothes.    Felt Pieces Needed: one basket side – 17″x 4 1/4″ one basket handle – 19″x 1″ one basket base- 5 1/2″ diameter circle three colored stripes- 17″x 1″ For the sewing portion of this project, we recommend you use a top-stitch sewing needle and thread in your machine.  If hand sewing, a pearl cotton embroidery floss will work well. 1. Cut pieces for basket.  We used a zig-zag blade on the rotary cutter to add a fun touch. 2. Cut holes in the basket side with…

  

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