Felted Easter Egg Tutorial
Wet felting is such a warming and tactile experience for little hands. These wet felted eggs look lovely on an Easter Nature Table and can be carefully stored away after the holiday to be rediscovered and loved each and every year.
Wool Felted Easter Egg
- coloured wool roving
- egg shaped stone or plastic egg
- one tub with hot water
- one tub with cold water
- liquid dish soap
For the Carer:
- Pull pieces of the roving apart
- Wrap the roving around the stone or egg in one direction, then pull to “cut” any excess wool off
- Wrap more wool the opposite direction of the first layer to create a second layer
- Add 3-4 layers until you have a thick ball of dry wool layered on top of the stone or egg
- Dip this wool egg gently into the hot water, then add a couple drops of the liquid dishsoap to the egg
- Very gently pat and roll in your hands as it starts to felt
- If holes begin to develop gently spread the wool over the hole and then roll, pat and rub again
(this is a good time for younger children to help as the wool is not as delicate any more)
- When the wool begins to felt and get tighter, dip it into the cold water (this shrinks the wool)
- Rinse, then roll again adding more soap, rolling, rubbing, pressing, agitating, then dipping the egg in the cold, then adding to the hot and starting the process again
- If you want to add coloured stripes or patterns in the top this is the time to add a small amount of roving to the base colour and rubbing, pressing and rinsing until it is attached to the egg
Thanks for this I’ve been hunting for such a tutorial. I have plain wool roving and wanted to try dying it with beets or onion skins. I would do this after the egg is made wouldn’t I? Thanks! Also I’ve only a little wool – how many grams ( or handfuls 😉 )would you use minimum per egg – as I’ll probably buy some more ?thank you!
Hey Desiree, Only replying a year late- sorry! But everyone else’s sake- YES! I would dye the eggs after they’re made. And about a handful of roving per egg.