How to Felt Soap Easy steps

Learn to Felt Soap
If you want to learn how to felt soap, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about felt soap. One of many people favorite things to do with wool is to felt soap. Not only is it a fun activity for both kids and adults but you get a usable product that everyone can enjoy. Felted soap also makes great stocking stuffers or toppers for gifts. Kids like this project. It's messy, requires a little elbow grease, and results in a useful and attractive end product. It involves multiple textures; slippery, wet, fluffy, and coarse. It's also a bit magic, transforming soft fluffy wool into a coarse matted fabric. The kids get to enjoy their handiwork again every time they take a bath or shower. .

  1. Let's start with some good handmade soap or any kind of soap you like, sometimes you can find the handmade soap at a local crafty farmer's market or craft store
  2. Take a nylon with different colors, or one color will work too. Cut the nylons up and knot them at one end to make a nylon stocking bag
  3. Now start wrapping the soap with wool roving. Be sure to wrap up the whole soap.
    If the kids are doing it, resist the urge to step in and do it right for them. Try to keep your hands off and let them do it, Give them a few tips if necessary. The kids might not do it perfectly. The wool wrap might be a little loose. You might end up with a few thin spots in the wool felt. Remember, it will be their soap, their project, and their feeling of accomplishment. You'll be surprised at how great they turn out (the soap and the kids.)
  4. You need to take the wool wrapped soap and put it in the nylon stocking, and you may need hold the stocking open while the child puts it in
  5. Leave the soap wet in warm water, as warm as is comfy to a child's hand
  6. Make them rub it around gently in their hands first. You may meed to show them how to flip the soap around in their hands, but you can also keep your adult hands off. This will take awhile. Try to encourage them and keep them rubbing untill they understand how to use it, by using it more and more consistent hand pressure. This is really good for them and the messy suds are fun
  7. After 10 or 15 minutes check the progress
  8. When you find that they really can't stand to sit there and do it any more, take the bars out and be done with it
  9. Lay them out in a sunny spot to dry
  10. You may worry about the imperfections, you don't need to. Thin spots or unevenly felted spots. They're beautiful just as they are. These are like nice little scrubbie mitts. When the soap is all gone and fully rinsed out, you can then use the leftover felt to make a pouch, or in some other project.
Practice makes perfect,, don't hesistate to practice to achieve the desired goal. Try to combine the steps above with the video below in order to obtain the most information about how to felt soap.

How to Felt Soap Video
Below is also a video to help you learn how to Felt Soap.

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