Felting Soap with Susan

20130712-224050.jpgToday I got a chance to see Susan teach a friend’s kids how to make felt soap. I was so fascinated that I decided to share the whole process with you.

When you see felt soap it seems so mysterious; can’t help to think how did they stuff that soap in there?!

Here is what you need:

  • Any type and shape of soap
  • Wool roving, multiple colors
  • Short stockings
  • Bubble wrap or sushi mat
  • A bucket of warm water
  • Step 1:
    Shred some of the wool and wrap around your piece of soap. Try to wrap all sides evenly. This is the creative part; you can wrap different color wool and make different designs or use a single color.
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    Step 2:
    Wet the soap a little and put inside the short stocking carefully so the felt does not move around. 20130712-223457.jpg
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    Step 3:
    Dunk the sock in the bucket. Use the sushi mat or bubble wrap and start rubbing the soap on all sides. This process adheres the felt to the soap. Once the felt is smooth around the entire soap you can stop. Take it out of the sock and give it quick rinse. Leave it on wire or shelf to dry.
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    Hope you decide to try this and make yourself some beautiful soap. It makes great gifts! and great activity for kids. Thank you Susan for teaching us this fun creative craft!
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