Wooly Sheep Designed by Patty Cox Australia is the leading producer of wool which is mostly from Merino sheep. Merinos have the finest and softest wool of any sheep. An adult sheep has their woolen fleece cut off, or shorn once a year. A typical shearing facility can sheer 3000 sheep in a day.
you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means
you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!
Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering
like wax paper or plastic.
Age Range: 7 to 12
Grade Range: 1 to 6
Skill Level: Moderate
Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days
Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Math – e.g. measuring
Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time
STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam egg 2.5” x 1 7/8” – cut in half
Elmer’s ® Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue
Elmer’s ® Foam Board white – 5 1/2” x 4”
1 ½- 9” x 12” sheets wool or polyester ivory felt
½- 9” x 12” sheet black felt
2 mini craft sticks
24” Pepperell Rexlace® black vinyl lacing
2 – 7mm wiggle eyes
2 paper clips
X-ACTO craft knife
Serrated plastic knife
1. Cut 5 1/2” x 4” foam board. Round corners. Punch two hanging holes through foam board using a toothpick. Cut a 24” length vinyl lacing. Thread each end through foam board holes. Tie ends together in a knot.
2. Cut Styrofoam egg in half. Cut black felt using head pattern. Apply a generous amount of glue on one side of felt. Stick felt on Styrofoam head front. Rub your palm around the egg and felt sides to shape and stick the felt to the Styrofoam.
3. Cut two black ears from felt. Apply glue to ear top. Fold ear in half. Hold ear top together with a paper clip until glue dries. Cut two black legs from felt. Glue felt legs on ends of two mini craft sticks.
4. Cut a 3/8” x 9” ivory felt strip. Cut length in half. Apply glue along one 4 ½” length. Roll the felt strip into a coil. You will need about 73 coils to make sheep.
Note: The irregularity of hand-cut felt coils adds interest and character to the finished piece.
5. Dip in glue and insert craft stick legs in the bottom of foam board. Trim excess felt from head back making it even with the flat side of Styrofoam. Glue head on foam board. Glue ears on each side of head. Glue felt coils on foam board around head. Glue felt coils on sheep’s forehead. Glue wiggle eyes on face. Let dry.
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