Running with the ornament theme on Spreedia, I decided to give Woolbuddy kits a go after spotting them at Magpie. Developed by 3D story artist and art teacher Jackie Huang (and inspired by his baby daughter), the “Buddys” are animals, sea creatures, and “lovable monsters” that come in a DIY package filled with colorful wool, felting needles, and instructions, so you can make your very own. Levels come in “easy,” “medium,” and “advanced”, so I opted for “easy” since my needle skills extend to re-sewing buttons on things, and even that is best appreciated from afar. Very afar.
Let the frog felting begin:
It took me approx. 30-40 minutes, and I’m pretty darn pleased with how talented it makes me look! Sure, I broke a needle on the first step (that’s why you get two), but the whole jabbing a piece of wool process wound up being pretty fun and therapeutic. I had a little trouble forming the first ball (thanks, YouTube), but other than that it was pleasantly intuitive. There’s no mess, because there’s no glue, water, or glitter involved. Also, had I rationed my wool properly and not gotten overly excited, I would’ve had enough material to make two frogs: one ornament frog and one small keychain frog, rather than one baseball-sized bullfrog.
Of note: As with most crafting activities, pupil placement is key. Nothing brings an inanimate object to life quite like two tiny black specks. I toyed with a few options.
Enter the giveaway: Woolbuddy was kind enough to give two more kits away to a couple of Spreedia readers!
Follow both instructions to enter:
2. Second, let us know your preferred kit in the comments section: owl or penguin?
Original retail: $24 each
Dates: This giveaway runs Dec. 14-18 (keeping it short, so we can ship before X-mas!). The two winners will be announced Dec. 19.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winners Ash and Erin!
Running with the ornament theme on Spreedia, I decided to give Woolbuddy kits a go after spotting them at Magpie. Developed by 3D story artist and art teacher Jackie Huang (and inspired by his baby daughter), the “Buddys” are animals, [...]