Oh my goodness!! I am so in love with these felted faces that I am staying up waaaay past my bedtime to write this post. I’ve written about wet felting with kids before. I’ve done it a few times over the years and love it more and more with every experience. Wet felting is great because kids of all ages can try it successfully. My 3 year old made a beautiful felting and loved the whole process. I highly highly recommend you give this a try. It’s a little outside the box, but totally worth experimenting with.
I’m not going to go into major detail here because the process is very similar to the wet felting post I wrote here. The only difference is we made faces with our felt and put them in frames. So definitely click this link if you want more details.
Here’s what you’ll need…
an awesome frame (I got the ones pictured at Ikea for 2.99. They’re called Tarsta.)
Please follow the steps on this wet felting with kids post. The only difference is making the shape of a face and adding facial features. Also, I never put these in the dryer. I just let them dry out and placed them in the frame.The artists who made these felted faces were ages 4-6. Each one came out totally amazing.
*Note* Go light on the dish soap. I put too much in the spray bottle and faces got really sudsy. It didn’t really matter once they dried but it made it a little crazy with all the soap.
Below is what the felted faces looked like after being rolled in the bubble wrap. I shared this pic on my instagram feed. The print of the bubble wrap comes out over time.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask. It’s super late and my eyers are bleeding so I may have left something out. Happy to help where I can. I hope you give this a try! And if you’re looking for some art inspiration, you might want to check out my top ten favorite art supply list. It’s filled with lots of goodies. xo Meri