My three-year-old received a sea otter needle felting kit for her birthday three weeks ago, and this is our slow - and diligent - progress.
For those of you who have never needle felted, it's actually very easy and there is no right or perfect way of doing it which makes it a good project for little ones.
It also involves very sharp needles and stabbing, which some people might criticize me for doing with a three-year-old, but I'll continue to do it anyway, just like I let her scramble eggs at a hot stove and saute shrimp.
She is right handed, so Rule #1 is that she cannot have her left hand on top of the foam pad while she has a needle in her right hand. She can only hold one needle at a time, and when she's not stabbing, she has to put her needle into the foam.
|It doesn't look like much yet, but...|
|"Camel" colored wool. The body is "chocolate."|
|See that otter? That's what we're making.|
|He has paws!|