rainbow felted easter eggs

Using our rainbow wool roving, the kids and I made wet felted eggs, perfect to hold treasures for their Easter Baskets in less than two short weeks.

To make these we wrapped little plastic eggs with wool. I would suggest taping these at the seam so they don’t pop open, like two of ours did. starting to wrap

I’m not an expert on felting, but we’ve learned lots of little tricks along the way. One thing that is a must if you are new to it is to make sure you pull your felt apart as I have in the picture below before wrapping it around your egg.
rainbow roving

wrapping the egg

Wrap a good amount of roving tightly around your egg. wrapped and slightly needled Camille and I needled them just a little bit to make them easier to handle when we tossed them in the water.

We follow Martha Stewart’s post on wet felting. This is the kids favorite part, and mine too. Lots of suds and water getting everywhere, so much fun!hot soapy & cold water

two sweet kiddos felting

After we finished wet felting, we tossed ours in dryer. You don’t have to do this. Depending on how tightly you wrapped yours, or how soft you want your egg, its really up to you. Ours were in the dryer for about five minutes.
wet felted complete

They turned out great, and I’m looking forward to adding these to the little one’s baskets.
A couple other fun egg inspirations:
Paper Mache Easter Eggs
Coloring Eggs Naturally
Surprise Yarn Eggs

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Comments

  1. Oh Erin, I wish we could be neighbours ;D
    These are so cute and look like so much fun to make! xo

  2. these are awesome! great idea about the plastic eggs. we recently wet-felted over stones to make easter eggs. check them out here: http://paintcutpaste.com/felted-stones-as-easter-eggs/ — happy spring!

  3. Mike and the kids just felted balls last weekend at one of the school work shops at our Community Day. They had such a blast. They did it around ping pong balls that they had slit to slide a bell into. I never thought of eggs!

  4. Oh, I love how these came out!

  5. OK, this is so weird, I was just thinking when I woke up this morning how I would like to find a tutorial for a good felted easter egg, and here it is! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to make these.

  6. What a great idea, I love felting….. Since my daughter doesn’t want to dye actual eggs maybe I can interest her in this?

  7. oh my gosh! those are adorable. thanks for sharing and for the links. And Happy Easter to you!

  8. how would you use these to hold little treasures? we are doing easter for my Hubbies baby sister this year and i’m looking for cool ideas and i love these!

    • Hi Celeste! I think what we’ve put the most in here are small animals wooden or the schleich lifelike animals. My kids love them! :)

  9. Ok stupid question – when you get the surprises out of the center does it ruin the egg? Do you have to cut into it? I’ve never seen this before… :) thx!

    • No, not at all. Once you cut open the egg and remove the plastic it will keep its shape. You can then put your surprise inside! :)

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