Please forgive my fascination with wooly balls. No, don’t. They’re so much fun and the cuteness. I mean, can you even? I can’t either.
I shall name him Shnookiewookiewoolsiewoosie.
What you will need:
- 1 pound ivory roving wool
- 1/2 pound black roving wool
- Old (or new) nylons
- Washer & dryer
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Pretty nails or pins
- 1 pound ivory curly wool locks
- 1 black sheet of felt
- Large embroidery needle
- Gold embroidery thread on a spool (optional if making into ornaments)
Tear ivory roving wool apart and form into little balls and push them into some old nylons. Tie a knot tightly after each ball. You can do various sizes or all the same. Do the same with the black roving wool. There is no right or wrong way. For my lambs, I made almost 2-inch ivory balls for the bodies and under 1-inch balls with black wool for the heads. If you decide to make larger lambs, they will just probably need to be put through the washer and dryer an extra time or two until your balls are firm. I know. I know. So many jokes available to me. It’s nuts.
Place knotted balls in the washing machine on a short hot water setting. Then place balls in the dryer until dry.
Use scissors to cut nylon balls apart and carefully pull balls apart from nylons pieces.
I’d say these supplies should produce at least 16 lambs.
Heat glue gun and insert glue stick. Hot glue head onto the body.
Carefully poke nails or pins into bottom of lamb so he can stand on his own four legs. Test him to be sure you put them in evenly.
Place a small amount of hot glue on his belly. Carefully (because a hot glue gun hurts bad enough to make a good Christian woman swear for realz) wrap curly wool all around his body so he becomes fluffy. begin and end on the hot glue so curly wool stays secure.
Cut black sheet of felt into teenie tiny rounded ears. Using a teenie tiny amount of hot glue, glue them onto the back of his teenie tiny head.
These little lambs are not safe for small children, but they are sweet enough to bring an adult woman back to her childhood. Place them up high for yourself to enjoy. If you’d like to hang them, perhaps it is best to secure the legs with a little hot glue and you can stitch a loop of gold embroidery thread through his back so you can dangle him from your Christmas tree.
They make perfect Easter decorations too. They enjoy Easter grass.
Shnookiewookiewoolsiewoosie, I love ewe.