Saturn is complete; it’s time to celebrate! This felted Saturn was quite a challenge. I just kept at it and fiddled around with the rings and the density of the fibers until it was just right. I tried to somewhat maintain a color scheme that resembled that of the actual planet.
While I was creating this planet, I had some ideas for future projects. The first idea was inspired by the rings of the planet: a felted chain. I thought why not leave the planetary body out completely and just felt a long soft chain of rings; you could then hang a toy on them or simply turn one ring on the chain over and over again. So be expecting a multi-colored felted chain in the future!
Also, I realized that my children were very intrigued at the extra ring around this toy ball. So, I might use this ringed ball as a prototype for some more colorful and imaginative balls in the future. Maybe instead of rather dull planetary colors, I can use some bright vivid primary colors.
And last but not least, this toy can move. I was trying to create a little toy Saturn and I did; but I also created my first felted top. Just watch it spin. You can also roll it on the edge of its rings as a wheel down the hallway floor. The point is: this was one of my most challenging and unforgiving projects, yet I walked away with much more than a felted Saturn. I walked away with some great ideas. What more could you ask for?