Tuesday, February 15

Kid's Craft - Field of Sheep

My kids are still a bit too young to do many projects on their own, which means when they want to do a craft *I* am actually doing all the work while they smear glue on the table and complain about how long I'm taking.

So the crafts for kids I share here on my blog aren't going to be stunning, gallery worthy showpieces. They're going to be the kind that little kids (preschool - primary) can do with minimal assistance.

The boys loved this one (anything with animals, of course).

A field of sheep...baaa

You will need:

Various shades of green paper, torn roughly into sqaures.
 (Depending on your child's abilities, they can do it or you can do it. For this project, I ripped and cut everything out and just set it all out for them to use.)
You will also need another sheet of green paper as your base.

Sheep bodies (ovals), heads, and legs - cut from black or white paper. I folded the paper into thirds and free-handed the cutting, so it cut several shapes at one time. The ovals are about 3-4" at widest point. I cut way too many legs as you can see, but they were so easy I couldn't stop...

Finally, you need glue - we used glue-sticks flor gluing the paper portions and the white glue for gluing on the cotton. You also need pencils or something else to draw on the sheeps faces.


Have your child glue the green sqaures onto the base paper to create your 'fields'.

Glue on the sheep bodies, heads, and legs. Draw some cute faces.

Gently pull apart a cotton ball to create wool. If you happen to have real wool, that would work great too!

Glue the now fluffy cotton onto the sheep's body.

You can demonstrate how to asssemble one sheep and then just leave them to it...

 And you have yourself a field of sheep!

Here's the neighboring farm.

Have a woolly-good time!

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