Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Wool in assorted colors
Use different colors of wool with a little soap and hot water to make your own felted beads!
- Step 1Choose desired colors, then fluff and arrange the wool fibers into a ball shape.
- Step 2In a bowl, mix approximately 1/2 tsp. of dishwashing detergent in 1/2 cup of hot water. Dip the wool fiber ball into the hot, soapy water.
- Step 3Roll the ball in a circular motion until it becomes small and compact. Rinse occasionally in warm, clean water to remove excess soap.
- Step 4Thread the beads with binder’s thread and needles and finish with a toggle. A bracelet takes approximately 10 beads and a necklace uses around 28. Note: This step requires adult supervision. If doing the project with young children you can simply string the beads for them.