Making Felt Fast Balls With Kids

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Introduction: Making Felt Fast Balls With Kids

About: Explora - the children Museum of Rome, Waag Society - Institute for art, science and technology in Amsterdam and Association Art Land Sofia are working together to organize 3 free public events about "Texti...

This workshop comes from "WEAVE! Weaving Europe: Artefacts, values & Exchanges" a European project, with the support of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) of the European Union. Textile, fibre and felt: it's a Smart Child's play: http://zigzagproject.eu

For children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents.

Step 1: What You'll Need

  • 5 gr of carded wool
  • hot water
  • cold water soap ( Aleppo soap, if possible)
  • 1 pc bubble wrap (30x30 cm)
  • 1 cloth towel

Step 2: Drops of Soapy Water

Wet your hands with warm water, soap your hands, wet the wool with soapy water

Step 3: Roll the Ball

· Start rolling up the wool in the palms of your hands to make a ball

· Every now and then interrupt the rolling to rinse the ball under warm water, (warmth is essential to felting) , to remove any remaining soap

· squeeze it

· Continue the " rolling up action" until the ball will be hard

· Once completely felted, put the ball under cold water without interrupting the rolling movement with your hands

Step 4: Let Ball Dry and Let's Play!

Squeeze the ball again and let it dry: IT’S READY!

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