Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.
I find this felt ladybug quite irresistible. She is easy to make, once you've sourced the materials required. This project involves needle felting, which sounds tricky but is really just stabbing wool. However, the "stabbing" should only be done by older children under supervision (or mainly done by the adults). Younger children will spend hours playing with your creation, but cannot participate in the making of it.
The felting needle can be purchased at any craft, wool or fabric store. It has barbs which allow the wool fibres to felt together and is essential for this project. The "roving" (loose sheep's wool) can also be found in most craft, wool or fabric stores.
: 15 minutes
: Over 10's
Red roving, felting needle and sponge
form the roving into a ball
Needle felt the black onto the red
Needle felt the ladybug's spots on
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