When it comes to craft projects, I am a big nerd for needle felting but it's not exactly kid friendly. Giving a little one a needle and telling them to repeatedly stab something is bound to end poorly. Instead, try this simple method for making felted balls or poms that just involves a little water and some serious shaking.
Meg over at Mega Crafty has never met a craft she didn't like and that includes felting. Cute felted pom poms are all the rage, especially when strung together in garland form, but they end up being more of an adult project than not.
Instead of using a needle, meg uses a small plastic container with a bit of water and a few drops of soap inside. After shake, shake, shaking, the inserted wool will ball up and pack tight together. It's a great way to burn off some energy and have your children help you make a lasting craft that could even help decorate their room.
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