Felted Pussy Willows
One of the earliest signs of spring are the pussy willows, there is something magic about them with being super soft and all kids love them. There is a Swedish sweet lullaby about the sleepy pussy willows and how they should stay asleep a bit longer because it is still not spring. We made some sleepy pussy willows from wool and wooden beads while we are waiting for spring.
- Felting needle and needle felting mat
- Wooden beads
- Thin Black marker
- Thin metal wire
It is really simple to make these. You just take a little bit of wool and wrap around the wooden ball and start to stab the wool with the felting needle so the fibers gets closer together. Just make sure not to stab the wooden ball because then it is easy to break the thin needle. Then you draw the face on the ball and attach the small dolls to the branches with some thin metal wire.