You will need: green wool fleece, felt (a wool-blend is nicest), a bowl with warm water with 2-3 drops of liquid soap, scissors, tacky glue and a needle and dark thread.
1. Take the wool fleece and wind it into a 1 1/2 inch ball as though you were winding a ball of yarn.
2. Dip the ball into the soapy water. Toss the ball very gently from hand to hand for a minute. if you are too vigorous with it at this point, it will turn into a lumpy felted brain. After the minute, you can begin to roll the ball between your palms in the manner of rolling cookie dough. After two minutes or so, take the ball to the sink and rinse it alternating hot and cold water. you will notice that the ball firms up as you do this. 3. Snip the ball in half .
4. On a piece of scrap paper, trace around one of the halves. Add the head, legs and tail to the pattern. Use the paper pattern to cut the body shape ftom the felt. 5. Use tacky glue to put the body and the shell together. 6. Embroider french knots for eyes, or alternately, use a pen to make eyes.