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Learn to Needle Felt Classroom Workshop

There’s a number of different ways you could apply an introduction to needle felting to your classrooms. For younger children (starting right from Kindergarten) you can work on hand-eye coordination through an easy structured project. And you can quickly move on into free form 3D sculptures with children age 8 right through to adults. Felting creates a quick and gratifying reward (well, relative to other fibre arts; it still is an exercise in patience and detail)!

Steps in completing a ladybug pin.

 

Needle Felting Workshop for Younger Audiences

This workshop can be done with any school-aged children up to a full classroom, but is ideal for 5-6 year olds. Participants create felted shapes by needle-felting on a foam block concentrating on keeping their needles inside metal cookie cutters and the fingers on the outside. Cost is minimal and includes 100% wool fibre in a variety of colours.

Cost: $45/hr + $4/child for materials (includes fibre, and rental of a classroom set of felting foam blocks and cookie cutters).

If you would like to keep the classroom set of felting foam blocks for future projects or for your participants to keep, please budget an additional $5 for each participant.

Time: Ideally 1.5 hrs (but can be completed in 1 hr).

 

Needle Felting Ladybug or Mushroom Workshop

This workshop can be done with school-aged children ideally from 8 years old and up. Best to have additional adult volunteers to help if there are more than 10 participants. Cost is minimal and includes 100% wool fibre and pin backings. Can choose either ladybug pin or standing mushroom project.

Cost: $45/hr + $4/participant for materials (includes fibre, and rental of a classroom set of felting foam blocks and pin backing if required).

If you would like to keep the classroom set of felting foam blocks for future projects or for your participants to keep, please budget an additional $5 for each participant.

 

Time: This workshop takes 1.5-2 hours depending on your class dynamics.

Steps in completing a standing mushroom.