Peanut has an incredible amount of patience for a four-year-old, and it's a good thing as it took us about ten days to make our ornaments. We did one little step at a time. He was always ready to get going on it as soon as we got home from preschool.
The swap has a theme...Winter Wonderland. I wasn't sure where we were going to go with this, I originally thought trees. Peanut wanted to do snowballs.
First step was wet felting balls of wool.
We then needle-felted colorful wool around our balls. And yes, with my heart in my throat I did let Peanut give it a try. If you've never needle-felted before, I can attest to the fact that one slip of the needle can be quite painful, so I do not recommend letting small children give it a try. Peanut has watched me for many hours, and was determined to try it. I thought if he did at least a little on each ball he contributed in the creating of his ornaments.
(Yipes! This picture gives me the shivers...) Just as a note, you would never felt in the air as it appears he is doing in this photo, you would always felt on a sponge block that would prevent the needle from passing through the wool and into your fingers. He was doing little jabs here so I could get him in action.
At this point we decided we were creating stars.
Next we added beads to give more sparkle.
My sorry attempt to capture a decent photo in the fading light.
And finally, these are on their way to our swap partners. Thanks to Cami and Cassi for putting this swap together.