One summer, my family took a vacation to Massachusetts and I remember visiting a farm and standing in the middle of a mob of sheep and lambs. It was amazing as an eight year old to be so close to these animals. I remember a feeling of fear coupled with amazement and how much I wanted to just run up and pull on the sheeps’ coat of fur. This little craft project reminds me of that time with my family. Have your little ones make a flock of their own.
Some cool facts about Sheep:
- Young sheep are called lambs.
- Sheep have a field of vision of around 300 degrees, allowing them to see behind themselves without having to turn their head.
- Sheep are herbivores that eat vegetation such as grass.
- Sheep like to stay close to others in a herd which makes them easier to move together to new pastures.
- There are over 1 billion sheep in the world!
Ideal for this type of Little Crafter
What you’ll need
- 1 paper plate
- 25-30 cotton balls
- 1 oval with an ear sticking up for the head from black construction paper or felt
- 2 rectangle legs from black construction paper or felt
- 1 small ribbon
- 1 google eye
- Craft glue
How-to make this craft
- Put glue all over the paper plate and put cover with cotton balls.
- Glue the head and leg pieces to the back.
- Glue on a ribbon and google eye.
Have you visited a farm with your family? Tell us your story in the comments area below.
This project by Preschool Education for Kids