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Felted autumn acorns

A child-friendly wet felting craft - no needles!
Lovely to make on a weekend afternoon after a autumn walk collecting some materials.

Time: 10 minutes plus drying time
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Wool - this could be natural sheep's wool collected from fencing (make sure it is washed thoroughly and you may want to comb it with a steel comb before using) or felting wool known as tops or roving: remnants can be bought from online auctions quite reasonably.
Acorn cups
Branches suitable for hanging your finished wool acorns
Strong glue
Thread

You will also need a bowl of soapy water. Whisk a generous squeeze of washing up liquid into lukewarm water to create lots of suds.

Method


Wool tops in a variety of colours


Gently pull off a small amount of wool and shape into the beginnings of a ball.


Wool tops in a variety of colours


Dip the wool into the soap suds and rub between your palms to create a ball, keep going until the ball has reduced in size and is firm.
Don't let the ball dry out, you will need to dip it in the suds a few times and roll for 5-10 minutes before it takes shape.



Wool tops in a variety of colours


Leave your felt balls to dry.



Felted balls


Select some acorn cups, ideally with a little bit of stalk still attached as this gives you something to tie a length of thread around.



Felted balls


When your balls are dry, find an acorn cup that fits and glue the felt ball into it.



Felted balls


Arrange your branches in a jam jar and hang your felted acorns.


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These look great
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