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5th Grade – Needle Felting Abstracts

5th Grade – Needle Felting Abstracts

My new FAVORITE fibers material to teach is WOOL FELTING! Β I love it… my students love it!

I bought all the supplies from Back to Back Alpaca. Β They sell classroom sets of foam, needles, wool “canvases” and roving. Β Plus… they offer a teacher discount! It is very affordable once you get set up, the roving goes a LONG WAY!

The biggest teaching tip… teach PROPER NEEDLE FORM! Β Straight up and down, not too fast, not too hard. Β I have about 6 needles break over the whole unit, so having an extra dozen is required… just in case! But once you correct a few, they get the idea and are more careful. Β 

We started with the wool yarn first, breaking up the space with simple lines and shapes, then filled in with the roving. Β I recommend staying abstract your first year teaching, then going more realistic if you choose to. Β I had a few students make their’s more realistic, which was fine with me. Β As the teacher, I have been learning how to teach this material… having my own learning curve to overcome first. Next year I will be more creative with my inspiration. Β I needed to see how they handled this material a couple times first. Β It has been much easier than expected! I can’t wait for next year!

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