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Once you know how to needle felt a round ball, the possibilities are endless! This project is a great introduction to the art of needle felting; it's addictive and your house will be filled with felt fun before you know it.

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  • wool roving in various colors
  • felting needle
  • felting mat (we used Clover brand)

hoow to make a monkey is needed


Step One: Pull off a 3"-5" length of your wool roving and roll it into a ball shape (It doesn't have to be perfect, just a loose sphere will be great for now). Place roving on top of felting mat. Step Two: With your felting needle, poke the roving repeatedly. You'll notice that the ball will become tighter; keep poking until it's your desired shape. (Pay attention; you don't want to poke your fingers. After that first "Yeeouch!" you'll find yourself being super careful.) Step Three: You've got a ball! Now you can use it for a million different projects, ranging from really easy to a little tricky. Here are just a couple of ideas:

  • Fill a mason jar with various colored balls
  • Make dangly earrings or a bold necklace
  • Sew a bunch together to make a placemat or coaster
  • Create a hanging mobile
  • Make "flowers" with florist's wire

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