It's fun making crafts easy for kids! Your kids will love needle felting because it's so easy to make, looks really cute and - if they want to - your kids can spread happiness by leaving hand-made toys for other children to find.
Our easy needle felting instructions will show you how to make some simple homeschool felted birds
and animals which look really nice and don't need lots of stuff to make.
As you can see, they had so much homeschooling fun making these cute birds we ended up with a whole flock of them!
I'll show you how we made them and later my daughter Catherine will show
you some more complicated animals once your kids have got the hang of
If you're looking for a starter kit that has it all, check this one out. It has:
The projects are great for easy crafts for kids and this kit would make a lovely introduction to needle felting.
This is one of those homeschool crafts easy for kids which you need to use your own discretion as to how young you can start.
Felting needles are really long and sharp.
If you supervise and make sure your child takes care, I can see you being able to make this a fun crafts activity for kids over the age of 5.
It's the needle that's the danger, and it is rather vicious.
Homeschool Felting Materials
*In case I'm not the only one who didn't know, (thanks Rachel!), roving wool
is the wool combed out of the fleece and carded to pull the fibers so
they are oriented in the same direction. It comes in lots of pretty
I told you this was an example of homeschooling fun crafts easy for kids didn't I?
The foam is just there for something easy to work on which you can jab your needle into.
That's pretty much all there is to it.
Once you've made birds, it's fairly easy for your kids to adapt the bird instructions to make other fun animals.
Here's a fluffy homeschool cat Catherine's made - though I guess the birds wouldn't be too keen!
In our homeschooling, Catherine's just in the process of making some needle felted animals with glass eyes; you can see one beside the telephone!
They are all out of this fantastic book:
Another book which comes with good reviews is this one:
I have to say we haven't tried ourselves, and I don't think it makes homeschooling crafts easy for kids - it really needs a bit more skill.
However, the instructions say all you need do is to use a thick piece of felt, cut it into a brooch/badge shape and place small pieces of roving wool on top. Then you jab your needle up and down to attach the colors to the felt and use a safety pin through the back of the felt to attach the brooch.
You can do the same thing to make landscapes or homeschooling felt pictures, using thick black felt as the backdrop.
I asked Simone from the Courageous Homeschooling Group to share these lovely lanterns to prove that crafts easy for kids are beautiful!
And it seems I'm not the only one...
of the lovely things to come out of this kids crafts activity was that
William and Catherine decided to use their needle felting skills to make
fun homeschool presents for other children.
William and Catherine were captivated by this homeschooling idea. We left their homeschool felted animals for other children to find in our local park.
It was very exciting waiting to see if anyone would say they had picked up our toys!
What a lovely way to round off your felting crafts project.
You'll find lots more fun ideas on the pages below as well as some of my most popular homeschooling pages. Click on the pic to go to the page. Enjoy!