Felting for Kids

Felting is an enjoyable and educational activity for young people.  However, it should be done under adult supervision and only with age and ability appropriate tools and materials.

Felting for Kids

In addition to being fun, felting provides some unique and often overlooked benefits to children of all ages.

Manipulating the wool and felting tools together activates and develops a child’s eye / hand coordination as well as their fine motor skills.

Depending on the project, the use of different colors can be an introduction to color theory.

Felting projects stimulate critical thinking skills as the child first understands a set of instructions and then processes the steps necessary to finish a project. Likewise, prior planning and understanding that actions have consequences are all experienced when crafting.

Patience and resilience are key elements of any craft project.  Felting projects take time to plan, organize and complete.  In addition, crafting is a safe environment in which one makes mistakes and then finds the best path to correct them.

Creativity can be fostered as the child realizes that there is often more than one “correct” way to do something.  Colors can be substituted, shapes can be “customized” and what starts out as a bird can easily transform into a mythical beast of a child’s imagination.

Finally, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment are achieved when a felting is completed.

Please feel free to call us if you need any assistance selecting just the right felting project for that special child in your life.