Updated: Apr 11, 2021
You know when you get to the end of a #feltingkit and you've still got those bits of wool left over.... Here's a great little idea to use some of them up, and spend a little longer on this relaxing craft.
You will need:
Wool in one or 2 colours per sheep. I love the natural wools, and left overs from our bunny felting kit are perfect but but any felting wool will do.
You can make these sheep as big or as small as you like depending on the amount of wool you have available. Personally I'm a fan of them small and cute, hence the title mini sheep felting. Mine are about 3cm long and if you're being precise for each sheep I used 2g of wool for the body, 0.5g for the head, 0.1g for each legs and tiny pieces for the ears. They look great sat in a huddle or as a little desk mascot.
Roll body wool into a cylinder and stab the wool to bring the fibres together
Continue until you have a firm body. The more you felt the less fluffy it will get. If you prefer a fluffier sheep then felt less.
Roll into a short triangle shape and felt until compact. The narrower part forms the lower part
Step 4: Attach the head to the front of the sheep by felting through the head into the body. Add 2 very small bits of rolled wool for ears.
Take a small piece of wool and roll between your fingers and then felt into a ball. Repeat for 4 legs.
Attach all 4 legs to the under side of the sheep by felting through the legs into the body
That's it you'll have your cute mini sheep! Cute little desk mascot or a perfect fun crafty gift for a friend.
Fancy a go at a larger project, panda is one of my favourites!