Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Needle Felted Christmas Figures

Last year, I made these holiday figures while needle felting with the kids. My five year old likes to create animals, and my eleven year old is getting good at creating figures. Each of these figures took about 1-2 hours to complete.

Elf, Santa and Mrs. Claus

Fox

Santa Pencil Holder

Rudolph

To make them I needle felted balls for heads, ovals for bodies, cylinders for arms and legs. Then I needle felted all the pieces together. When that was complete I added the clothes, facial features, hair and other details. For example, to make Santa's hat I needle felted red felt in a flat triangular shaped. Then rolled in into the hat shape and attached it to the head. 

The pencil holder is an old yogurt container covered with fabric. I attached Santa with a bit of glue.

Needle felting is fun for both me and the kids. My daughter started at four years old. If you are interested in needle felting, here is an earlier post I did which may help you get started.


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8 comments:

  1. Adorable... you have a hand for this, I think.

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  2. Great job on the felting...I tried it once but I couldn't get the hang of it. We made felt ornaments for Christmas this year to send to my parents.

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  3. These are lovely, my eye was caught by the fox ~ for some reason Dino Boy and I are fascinated by foxes :-)

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  4. These are lovely. I never could get the felting myself. I may try again. thanks for sharing
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  5. Oh those came out great! I have never tried felting, I am looking forward to giving it a shot now. I would love for you to share this on our Made by or for Kids linky http://wemadethat.blogspot.com/2012/12/we-made-that-linky-17.html

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about your blog hop. I will visit again.

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    2. Thanks so much for linking up! Glad I found your blog!

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  6. Those are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Friday at SunScholars! I can't wait to see what you will share with us next!

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