Easter is a popular holiday period all around the United States. You might be familiar with Easter Parades, and other events, such as Egg Hunts, Egg Rolls, and even your own family barbecue. If you’re used to partaking in grand Easter activities like these, you might want to be looking for safer stay-at-home alternatives this year. Easter is a time for families to come together and appreciate the gift of life. While we reflect, it is even better to share in fun family activities. Easter may not be a large family gathering this year, but there’s no reason we can’t still enjoy a beautiful family party. Whether you physically go to church or attend virtually, you can set aside some time over the Easter weekend for a family felting party.
If Easter was already a big deal in your household, then you know that you can’t pass up the chance to celebrate this year, especially if you have children. They’re definitely going to be looking forward to it. My kids are all grown up now and have gone out on their own, but they would always be ready to plan and engage in Easter activities when they were younger. If you’re wondering what’s a felting party and is it safe. Don’t worry, I’ll break it down.
Now is a great time to try hosting your own felting party, if you’ve never tried it before. Whether you have a small or large family, with kids or not, it’s a fun event that anyone can participate in, except the babies, of course. Your felting party is like any other party, where you gather with loved ones to have a good time. So, be sure to get out your favorite Easter decor and design your felting party venue. Since it is spring, be sure to make it bright and colorful. Of course, a party is not a party without food. So, don’t forget to prepare your Easter hams and your casseroles. All the candies and sweet treats brought by the Easter bunny can be set out in your decor and be eaten as snacks while felting.
After all the cooking and decorating and Easter egg hunting – in and around your home of course – set aside a few hours for your felting party. With a full stomach, you’re ready to get your creative juices flowing. Choose a relaxing environment and gather the entire family to birth their own little felted animals.
Use a spacious area to accommodate everyone and you can choose to play some relaxing tunes in the background. Or, if you’re like my family, chatting with each other would be all the background music you need.
For your felting party, you will need felting materials for everyone. These include felting needles, felting cushions, wool, and lots of pictures from the internet. You might also need other little items such as buttons or yarn, depending on what you’ll be making. Ensure that there are ideas and instructions available for everyone, based on their level. If you’re all new to needle felting, you can all work on beginner crafts. You can all do the same craft or you can mix it up however you like.
A few easy needle felting beginner crafts include Easter Eggs, Easter bunnies, Snowmen, Ducklings, Penguins, Horse, Chicken, Sheep, and Lama. You may need to order large beginner kit bundles for a group of three (3) or more people. Those who are more advanced can choose more detailed advanced beginner felting crafts and bundles, such as giraffes, elephants, bears, dragons, turkeys, etc. Felt cute little animals as a family, starting any one of our bundles by getting easy beginner or advanced beginner bundles. All our needle felting kits come with all the materials you need to start making your craft right away.
You can choose to exchange crafts as gifts at the end or offer prizes for the most creative design. Whatever you do, be sure to take pictures to cherish these amazing memories.
Now, let the Easter family felting party begin! What a great way to bond this holiday. Happy Easter!