Making crafts with sheep is a great way to get children involved with learning about this farm animal and keeps them entertained at the same time. This craft is simple to do, requires few items to make, and is fun for grown-ups and children of all ages.
Take a black piece of construction paper and lay it on a flat surface. Place your hand on the paper, with fingers spread out as far as they can go. Using a white coloured pencil, trace around your hand.
Turn the paper so that the thumb is the head and the four fingers are pointing towards the bottom for the legs. This is the body of the sheep. (Cut out this hand print if you like or leave it on the entire piece of paper for a larger piece of art.)
Place a dab of glue on a cotton ball and stick it on the body of the sheep (the palm of the hand). Repeat this process until the entire sheep's body is covered with cotton balls, leaving the head and feet (fingers and thumb) blank.
Draw a smiley face on the head of the sheep using the white coloured pencil. (If you have googly eyes glue these on the head instead of drawing eyes.)
Take an empty toilet paper roll and glue cotton balls all over the outside of it so that it looks like the fluffy body of a sheep.
Take black construction paper and cut a circle slightly larger than the toilet paper roll and two small triangles. Using a white coloured pencil, draw a happy face on the circle for the sheep's face.
Glue this circle on one end of the toilet paper roll. Glue the two small triangles to the top of the circle for ears.
Remember to put the child's name and date on the back as a keepsake.
Tips and warnings
- Remember to put the child's name and date on the back as a keepsake.