I love the rain, but that prevented us from doing our planned kids craft corner craft this week – so what to do. I looked at what we had in the craft cabinet, the time and then I remembered a felted flower craft I came across when I was learning how to make felted flowers. This craft is one that needs to be done with a parent or adult supervision and help – you will be using a glue gun – HOT.
No Sew Felted Flower (thank you to: http://www.linesacross.com/2011/09/pom-pom-flowers-no-sew-tutorial.html)
Glue gun & glue sticks
1. Measure two strips of felt (2″ x 12″)
2. Cut the strips out.
3. Find a small,round container that measures 2″ in diameter. Use as your stencil to draw the circle base – cut out.
4. Fold over you felt strip – so it will end up being 1″ x 12″. Using the glue gun, place very small dots of glue and glue piece together. You do not want the glue dots to be large – it will interfere with cutting and making the flower.
6. Take your felted circle and using the glue gun – place a line of glue around the outside edge of the circle. Take the glue edge of the cut felt strip – secure around the circle. Continue this – working until you get to the middle of the circle. You will need to use both strips – but for both of our flowers we did not use the whole length of the second strip – actually Stella did hers with just one strip. I placed the glue and Stella secured the flower part.
This was a quick and fun, team craft project. It took us about 30 minutes from start to finish. I am sure that you could do it with white glue – just have to press and hold longer. It would take no time at all to make a whole garland. One piece of felt with get you 2 flowers – or using Stella’s method 4 flowers!