Todays craft idea is the third in our range of farmyard bookmarks! These sweet little sheep corner bookmarks are just so simple and easy to make. We all read a lot of books in this house so its handy to have loads of these little bookmarks lying around to pick up as and when we need them.
On our walk into school in the mornings we walk past a big field full of sheep, we always have to stop and say hello to them and my son even has names for some of the more recognizable ones. It’s just a really lovely little morning tradition. I must say I really do love living in the countryside, the views are amazing as is our local community. I’ve been blessed to have met some really lovely people over the last couple of years. I’d like to hope that we’ll settle here for a while now but my other half comes from a more built up area and i know he’d love to move more in towards town, so we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds!
Here’s what we used
How we made our sheep corner bookmarks.
First start by making a corner bookmark, if you haven’t made one before you can find a simple guide here.
Cut out a white fluffy cloud shape for the body of the sheep and a black mushroom shape for the head. Finally you’ll need two small rectangles for the legs.
Glue your peices of sheep together and then secure the sheep centrally on the bookmark.
Finish off your sheep corner bookmark by gluing on two little wiggly eyes. Isn’t she a little cutie!
How cute are these little pig corner bookmarks? For the last couple of weeks my toddler has been absolutely obsessed with the nursery rhyme old MacDonald had a farm. She sings it non-stop and over the last few days I haven’t been able to get it out of my head either! So naturally when I sat down with my son to make some bookmarks the first design that popped in to my head was one of our favourite farm yard animals. Piglets are just the cutest little things, We used to love seeing them at our local zoo farm but with the current situation it’s been shut since March, so we haven’t been able to visit. It’s one of our favourite days out and we’ve missed it a lot. So whilst making our little pigs we decided that over the next few weeks we’re going to try and make a whole range of these little corner bookmarks designed to look like our favourite farmyard animals!
Heres what we used
Light and dark pink paper
How to make these cute little pig corner bookmarks
First start off by folding a corner bookmark. If you or your little one hasn’t made one before you can find an easy visual guide here.
Cut out two little pig ears and glue one either side of the top point of the bookmark. Then cut out an oval shape nose and glue it along the center of the folded edge as above. Remember to check that your little one only glues the nose onto the upper layer and not the bottom one too or it won’t work as a bookmark.
Now cut out and stick on two white circles for the outer eyes and two little circles for the cheeks.
Finish off your pigs face by adding two black pupils and two little nostrils. We then finished ours off by adding a little light pink square to the inside for decoration. Don’t they just look adorable!
We would love to see how your little pig corner bookmarks turned out. Did you know we’re now on Facebook? Why not share them with us there!
Where we live were quite close to several farms so every day we have tractors and farm equipment rolling up the road past our house. My son thinks it’s great, he loves all things farm and lets be honest, tractors are pretty cool! We made this cute little funky foam tractor craft to go on his bedroom door as part of a door sign. All we did is glue it down on a strip of card and write his name on it and it looks fab. They’re really simple to make and provide a great opportunity to practise learning shapes too.
You will need
Choose the main colour you want to use for your tractor. From this colour, cut out the L shape to make the body of your tractor as shown above.
Cut out a strip of your primary colour that’s slightly wider than the top of your L piece and glue it down along the top. Then, cut out a white square and glue it down in place to make your window.
Cut out one large circle for the rear wheel and one slightly smaller circle for the front wheel. Stick them down.
Cut out two circles which are slightly smaller than the wheels you just made. Glue them down in the centre of the wheel to complete your tyres. Finish off your funky foam tractor by cutting out a little rectangle spout and attaching it to the back of your tractor.