Approach Christmas and New Yearholidays obliges us to think about what we will do in the period of preparation for them. Many craftsmen master new ways of decorating and creating hand-made articles in order to please the bright, significant and interesting gifts of their relatives during the snow holidays. In addition, many of us have to decorate our own house, which means - we will have to come up with new toys, prepare interesting ideas for decorating an apartment or a house.
Felting a Christmas snowman with his own hands is a technique of wet and dry felting
This topic is on everyone's mind. And we offer a universal solution that can become both a gift and an excellent addition to the interior of the house during the New Year's celebration. Need to come up with a new Christmas toy for the child? Do not know what to put a beautiful under the tree? The felting technique can help you with this and show how to make a new kind of toy without spending extra money on it, and also learning something new. Wool for a Snowman Article tells you about the technique of wet felting, with which we will make one of the most popular fairy-tale characters - Snowman. Many children like to sculpt snowmen during winter precipitation, coming up with new and unique ways of rolling balls. We suggest to blind your balls with wool. The lesson will tell you about simple techniques, as well as step-by-step actions to achieve results. In the work you will need unique materials, thanks to which you can make your new toys by yourself:
- Prepare a needle for felting
- You will need a home washing machine with a felting regime
- Requires wool to create toys
- Also, shears may need to be processed
- Wool should be in different colors, but mostly - white
When you prepare all the materials, you can start our work! Beginning of felting To make a new toy, we need to takewhite ocher from wool, and then, to prepare from its form the ball we need. Consider the fact that when working with felting, your hair will become denser. Therefore, a piece of wool should be larger than the shape that you plan to make. It is necessary to pierce with our needles our ball, then, to form the necessary form (in our case - a circle). This technique will be the main one for many toys, as well as for any other wool product. It is necessary to pierce the ball using short, not very heavy movements, but do not pierce the ball too deeply - use the length of each notch that is on the needle for felting. It will be some time after you start working and become tangible, as the ball becomes more dense shape, which will allow it to hold well. The snowman is simple enough, easy to shape, so that it is soft when touched, and also had a small shaggy texture. Thus, we pinched the first detail of the future snowman - his head. Torso formation, peephole and paperclip In the same way, we continue our process of felting,To recreate the shapes of two more balls for the torso. For each subsequent ball it is necessary to form a larger size than the previous one, so we will get the necessary torso of the hero of the New Year's fairytale stories. After - we will form buttons, as well as eyes for our hero. For this, you need to take tiny clumps of wool with a blue color, and then - to weld them to the head part. When felting, all the elements are fixed so staunchly that we have to unite all the details only with the help of a needle. You do not need to use sewing in this lesson! In the same way, in a different color (brown) we form buttons on the torso of our snowman. Wet felting for spout The nose is formed in a different way. For dry felting, this topic is too complicated, so use the method of wet felting. We take and lubricate the wool with a soap solution. It needs to be rolled using our fingers. We form the necessary form of the form. When the ball becomes necessary density, it must be made using a needle. Fingers in this case should be taken care of. Using a needle - attach our nose. The character's headpiece is prepared by a similar method. The small part is made by felting wet type. The shape required for the display is formed using the needle. Also, the cap of our snowman needs to make a small bend. Form a brown layer for the cap. Wool joins the element of the head and "puts on" our character. End of work Also, we form small lumps of transparentColor to form a scabbard for our snowman. They also need to be sealed using the joining method. Thus, the hero of New Year's fairy tales is ready. Children can blind their snowman without leaving the house, but parents will need help here. This lesson will be an excellent introductory part for teaching felting techniques.