How adorable is this fluffy little paper plate sheep craft? It’s so easy and cheap to make and is great for keeping the kids entertained on rainy days like today! my 3yo loved sticking on the cotton wool balls and my nearly 6yo did an amazing job cutting out the shapes and making his own paper plate sheep.
Here’s what we used
Cotton wool balls
How to make this paper plate sheep craft
Start by covering the paper plate in glue and then covering it with the cotton wool balls.
Cut out a mushroom shape from the black card to make the sheep’s head. Glue two large Googly eyes onto the sheep’s face and then using your glue or some double sided tape, glue the sheep’s face on to the middle of it’s body.
Cut out two black rectangles for the legs and glue them onto the bottom of the paper plate. Once dry the sheep is finished and ready to display! This craft is great for grownups to make with toddlers and pre-schoolers!
Living out in the countryside we’re lucky enough to have a whole host of animals living in the fields near our house. The kids love going on walks around the area and spotting all the local wildlife and farm animals. At the moment my little girl is particularly fond of sheep, so we decided today to make something sheepy! We really enjoyed making this cute yarn wrapped sheep craft and hope you do too!
Here’s what we used
A piece of cardboard (we used a bit of old box)
White and black paper
How to make this yarn wrapped sheep craft
Grab the piece of cardboard and cut out a cloud shaped piece.
Take the loose end of yarn and secure it firmly to the back of your cloud shape using tape/glue.
Wrap the yarn around the cardboard shape in varying directions until it is well covered as well as nice and puffy! Snip the remaining yarn off and glue the loose end down on the back of the sheep shape.
Cut out a mushroom shaped head and add a face to the front of it. Next cut out two rectangle legs and glue the legs and head to the front of the sheep. Your yarn sheep is finished! Aren’t these just adorable?!
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!
With my son being off school we’ve been missing our walk to and from. Usually on our walk we can see the sheep that belong to a local farmer. We were talking about those fluffy sheep when my little guy suggested that we should make our own sheep. I’m pretty sure he meant a real one but that’s a little bit beyond my powers! So, instead we came up with this cute fluffy hand print sheep craft. It’s not as good as a real fluffy sheep but it’s still pretty cute!
You will need
White and black card
To start off, draw around your little one’s hand and then cut out the hand print to use as a template.
Draw around your template hand print to make 6 or 7 more (depending on your little ones hand size), then cut them out. We used 7 hand prints including our template one.
Take your glue and stick the palms of your hand prints down together in a circle wreath shape to make the sheep’s fluffy body.
From your black card, cut out the acorn shape of you sheep’s head and then stick it down in the centre of your sheep as you can see in the picture above. Then cut out two long rectangular legs and using your glue, secure them in place on the back of your sheep.
Now give your sheep two eyes, we used eye stickers but if you don’t have these you can simply cut out two white circles and then use a black marker to draw on the details. Next, cut out two small white circles for nostrils and two pink circles to make the rosy cheeks. Glue all of your face pieces down and your super cute hand print sheep is finished!
Did you like this craft? why not check out this roarsome hand print lion!
It still feels as if Christmas has only just been and gone but valentines day is right around the corner and easter is not far behind. The shops have already started stocking eggs and my son has already started asking about easter eggs so I figured it wouldn’t be too early to start making some easter crafts. Besides, all you have to do is switch out the easter eggs for chicken eggs or flowers and this becomes a simple spring craft. So why not give this DIY easter photo frame a go!
You will need
Green/blue Paint and a paintbrush
Glue gun or strong glue
4 popsicle sticks
Start off by painting your popsicle sticks. You will need one Green, one blue and two half and half sticks. Put them aside to dry.
Whilst your sticks are drying you can make your decorations. We cut out a round yellow sun, a white cloud, two easter eggs which we decorated with pens and a fluffy sheep (see above for the shapes we used to make our sheep).
Once your Popsicle sticks are dry, glue them together as shown above with the green halves of your stick attached to the green stick and the blue halves attached to the blue ones.
Glue on your decorations and optionally use a marker to add a message to your frame. All that’s left to do is to cut out your chosen photo and glue it in place on the back of your frame.