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Gifts for Easter: wet felted Easter eggs tutorial

Easter's day, Felt, Holiday & seasonal crafts  |  February 3rd 2012  |  0 Comment

wet felted Easter eggs

This weekend welcomes yet another celebration of overpriced sugar extravagances and goofy plastic decorations. That is to say, it’s another federal holiday.

Apart from hitting up the post-Easter chocolate sales, I plan to spend some time hanging out with family and eating too much. I was also planning to do a bunch of Easter crafting and maybe play some video games, but because an adorable little nest of sweet springtime mousies decided to make itself at home in our walls, I’ve instead been emptying mousetraps, moving the furniture to have the carpets cleaned, packing up the pantry, washing every dish in our cupboards, emptying the attic and vacuuming little rodent poos out of every imaginable corner.

I imagine that if I decided to dye eggs this year the mice would come out of the walls to nibble on the dye pellets and perhaps bathe themselves in the little bowls of coloured water. At the very least they’d no doubt have the nerve to get themselves SNAPPED in a trap right as I was dipping an egg, causing me to jump and inadvertently dye a patch of carpet pastel pink. Either way, I’ve avoided any possible egg-dying trauma by making another kind of Easter egg this year: a wet felted one.


This project is simple, kid-friendly, and leaves you with soft, sewable Easter eggs that you can fill with goodies and hide, use as decorations, or lob at any relatives who have a little too much punch and get chatty about what you were like back when you were in diapers. Or at your friendly household rodents.


What you’ll need:

  • a plastic Easter egg
  • packing tape
  • wool rovings
  • an old pair of pantyhose
  • a bowl or pan
  • dish soap
  • hot water
  • sharp scissors
  • exacto knife
  • [optional but useful] needle felting needles


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