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Doodle Crate has released several Holiday Crates that are just plain adorable. I was sent the Doodle Crate Needle Felting Kit for review. The kit is on sale for $17.95 right now and Kiwi Crate still has their 50% off sale, so you can grab this kit for only $8.97!. There are many more kits to choose from and the 50% store sale works on ANYTHING.
The kit shipped in a regular Doodle Crate.
There was a fold out instruction guide to help guide your through the crafting process.
There was an introduction to needle felting. Doodle Crate gave some basic instructions and tips (aka don’t stab yourself with the needles).
There was step by step instructions for each ornament. Once you do one, the others are pretty easy.
Doodle Crate included three pieces of felt, which is the back to the ornaments. The foam block is one of your tools, as is the cookie cutter. The felting material was all rolled up together, but the colors are all separated and were easy to pull apart.
There was a felting tool with three needles inside and Doodle Crate included three extra needles. There was also glue and ribbon to make your ornaments.
This is everything in the box.
This is a basic look at the felting process. I actually broke all three needles on my first ornament, so I was glad there was extra. I learned not to stab but to apply even pressure.
The ornament patterns required you to felt different colors in sections.
Almost done. The hardest part was cutting the star shape around the felting. I think my 6 year old might have been able to do better.
Snowman: This one took the most time because you had to roll the felt into a ball and then felt like normal.
Penguin: This one was tricky to get the eyes just right. My little guy looks a bit kooky.
Santa Clause: I should have used the green felt instead of the red, but I am pretty happy how it turned out.
My finished works of art!
Final Thought: This project was really fun and while I don’t claim to be an artist, I think everything turned out well. This craft is a great choice for teens or adults. Small children could easily hurt themselves on the needles, so if you have younger kids, check out the glowing snowglobes and swirly ornaments. Be sure to check out the Kiwi Crate Shop to see all the Holiday Crates. Remember the 50% sale works on everything including the books, shirts, plush and clearance sections.
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