2nd Grade, Wet Felting

#wet felting Lots of fun with needles…. 🙂

The heART of life

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This week in Art, our 2nd Graders got to explore the art of wet felting, one of my favorite art materials for its tactility and transformative quality.  Our second graders loved the process of turning fluffy wool fibers into squishy wet felt.

Students began by choosing 2 different colored wisps of wool. To create our sphere shape, we began by wrapping the first wool fiber horizontally, around the tip of our pointer finger. After removing our wool carefully from our finger, we overlapped our second wool fiber vertically around our first fiber. To agitate our fibers and begin the wet felting process, we dipped our ball of wool in warm soapy water. Making sure to squeeze out extra soapy water before gently rolling the wet wool on the tips of our fingers. Students learned just how important going slowly and gently was to this part of the felting process. Once smaller and more…

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