You should have heard the "oooohs" and "aaaahs". They were all so excited to see the beautiful colors they had made. They gently squeezed out the water from their skeinsand hung them up to dry. Then, after a quick snack they started felting. Some of them chose to make felted soaps and others made flowers. What a great activity for a sunny day. An activity where you get all wet, but in the end, you're clean! We had some scented soaps and boy did it smell good out there!
Halfway through the activity, I was up in the shipping room and heard lots of laughing and singing. The girls were singing Mary Had a Little Lamb, but changing the words to show what they'd learned this week:
Mary had an angora rabbit who gave angora yarn...
Mary had an angora coat who gave us some cashmere
Mary had a little silkworm who gave us a mile of silk!
They were certainly a jovial bunch! And all the while they rubbed and scrubbed and felted their soaps and flowers, lots of customers came in to the shop and commented on how much fun the group of kids was having out back. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
Here are a few more shots of the soap felting!