This week I decided to do something simple and fun for my children that tied into our field trip to a local farm last week.
Since one of their most favorite parts of the trip was being able to run around in the grass with the little lamb, Gizmo, I chose to do a sheep themed craft.
The supplies needed are simple and things that you just may have lying around your home:
White construction paper
Black construction paper
First draw a sheep body outline on the white paper using the marker. It doesn't have to be perfect, it's about getting a general idea. I just free handed mine.
If they are able, have your children cut out the shape.
Next, draw shapes for a head, two ears, and two legs. Again, this isn't about perfection. We're just having fun.
Let your children cut these shapes out as well. Then have them glue the head and ears on to the body like so:
Glue on your wiggly eyes.
Then glue on the two legs, but this time glue them on from the back.
Now for the fun part! Cut several yarn strips. They can be various sizes and do not have to be exactly the same.
Apply the glue in a swirling pattern.
Then curl a yarn strip on to the glue pattern, pressing gently to make sure it will stick.
Repeat this until you have covered the body of the sheep.
If your child can't do the swirl or gets tired of doing it (like my 5 year old) then you can just allow them to place the yarn on in whatever pattern they desire.
Here's our little flock of sheep. Notice they now have mouths. I hadn't originally intended to put on a mouth, but my son insisted that the sheep have them. I just took a red pipe cleaner and snipped a few small pieces off, then shaped them into a smile and had them glue them on.
Allow the glue to dry and then your child can play with their new little curly Q sheep!
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