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Needle Felted Egg Tutorial
By Vikki Chatfield (Kool Kooky Kreatures)
It’s so easy to create your own
decorations for Easter. These eggs
are simple to make and will last for
ages. They would look fabulous
on an Easter table or, with ribbon
attached, hung on an Easter branch
or tree. You can use your favourite
colours (I love bright colours as you
can probably tell!) and decorate as
you like. The best thing is that they
through – we will deal with that
are completely calorie free!
Materials needed later.
2. Holding the egg form
Please be aware that your full
Polystyrene egg forms
securely, start to jab the felting
attention is required when making
Wool Tops in various colours (I
needle into the wool and
these eggs. The needles are very
used Merino)
polystyrene. Don’t push in too
sharp and the barbs on them make
Felting Needle – medium size
far - just enough to pierce the
accidentally stabbing your finger
polystyrene underneath the wool.
very painful. Older children will How to make
The barbs on the needle will start
be able to make these but it goes
to felt the wool. This is basically
without saying that they will need 1. Separate out a length of
all you need to do although it will
careful supervision. I always work wool tops long enough to wrap
take lots of jabbing to cover the
with an old cushion on my lap for around your egg form. Never cut
whole egg!
safety! the wool tops just pull gently and
3. When the wool is fairly
it will separate naturally leaving
stable on the egg form, check for
wispy ends. Wrap the wool around
white patches showing through,
the egg form but don’t worry if
add a little more of your wool
there are white patches showing
tops to cover and needle felt it in.
4. When your whole egg
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