1. carding wool
2. felting flat wool flowers within two layers of bubble wrap
3. felting a bar of soap
4. felting an egg
5. dyeing wool with natural dyes
We did the felting an egg today. Simply wrap a raw egg with roving, sprinkle the hot soapy water over it gently, and rub until felted. Tomorrow when the eggs are dry (they are in the fridge now -- use a cardboard egg carton and put the eggs back in it, write the initials by the egg cup with a sharpie) I will use sharp scissors to cut a small zigzag crack in the wool covering the egg so that we can get the eggs out. This leaves a hollow felt egg. Then the children can decide what they want to have hatch from their egg. Lots of animals come from eggs. Our poem for the week is a haiku from Eric Carle's Animals Animals
On my frog's smooth green belly
there sits no button.