During Christmas break a dear friend of our family stayed at our guest house their 3rd year in a row! When they arrived, they gave us some of the cutest things from the Daiso Store in Japan! The previous post about the goodies are here.
Taby has the penguin kit, Sara the cute puppy in a mug, and I got to do the bunny kit! I started to work on it this past weekend!
First, I took out the materials that came inside the kit, a felting needle, wool felt in the colors that you will need. In this case, white, pink, red and yellow for the bunny kit. There are eye parts, a round jump ring, and a ball chain. They do also provide extra jump rings and eye parts, just in case, you loose any in the process.
What the kit doesn't come with, is an Awl tool, I know, what the heck is an Awl?!! Well, it's basically a tool used to make holes in fabric and other material. So, I substituted and used a thick toothpick. You will also need glue(I used tacky glue), pliers, scissors, a ruler, and a woolen felt mat(I couldn't find one at our dollar store here, so I got a sponge instead).
The first thing they want you to do is divide the wool felt into parts. The instructions from the Daiso kit is in English, Spanish and Japanese, with illustrations too! So, don't worry you will be able to read and following along for each step.
Next, you will need to take the first section of wool felt and basically loosen it, stretch the wool between your fingers and then fold and roll it. I used a video tutorial of a similar kit to help me understand better what the instructions were saying. It is shown on this post below, if you are a visual learner? I must say, Budgethobby's video, was very informative and also gave me some pointers on what tools to get for next time.
I recommend it for those of you who would like to learn something new? For children, please be careful they will be handling a needle, so not good for anyone under 7 years old and they must be supervised by an adult.
Thank you Shizuka, Honoka and Yuina! We love the kits! Happy Crafting Everyone!
Thanks so much for reading! ~ ggsdolls
As promised the tutorial of a similar kit below: