Micah asked me if we could make little people that fit in the train seats and so we did. I thought these guys were so cute, I had to share.
*wooden beads of different shapes and sizes (about 12mm or 1/2 inch)
*black acrylic paint
*wool felt in assorted colors (at least 20% wool)
* hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
*pin with medium size head
*needle nose pliers (optional)
Glue two beads together using your hot glue gun. These beads will make the body and head of your elf.
Hint: The bead used for the body should be shaped in such a way that it can hold up the head and stand on its own.
Glue on small squares of wool felt to the head of your elf using your hot glue gun. Let this cool.
Hint: I have tried this with art felt and the results are just not the same. I highly recommend using wool felt.
Repeat these steps, gluing and ripping, until the hair is to your desired thickness and shape.
And you're done.
Note: Perhaps this project could be done faster by using wool roving for the hair. I didn't have any on hand and used felt instead.