If you have a cardboard box at home, don’t toss it yet. Create these adorable and soft Cardboard Sheep!
This craft is perfect for little fingers! Picking up the cotton balls, gluing and clipping the clothespins all exercise fine motor skills along with hand-eye coordination. It’s a fun and simple way to engage a child and at the same time create an adorable farm animal they’re all familiar with!
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- Craft scissors
- Liquid school glue
- Paper plate
- Q-tip or paintbrush
- Cotton balls
- Permanent markers
- Small clothespins
- Begin by drawing a simple sheep outline on the cardboard using a pencil (approx. 4″ x 5″). It doesn’t have to be perfect, just make it look like a fluffy cloud or simply make an oval! Cut out.
- Add the liquid school glue to the paper plate and prepare the q-tip or paintbrush. This spares little ones dealing with the squeezable glue bottles which can be hard for small children.
- Let the kids use the q-tip to apply the glue to the cardboard sheep and stick the cotton balls to create a fluffy sheep.
- Once all of the empty spots on the cardboard are covered with cotton balls, draw a face for the sheep using the permanent marker (adults should do this step). Alternatively, kids can do this step using a colored pencil/crayon.
- Add 2 clothespins for the legs and your sheep is done!
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What is my child learning and improving?
- Hand-eye coordination (using the glue, gluing the cotton balls, clipping the clothespins, drawing the face)
- Fine motor skills (applying the glue, cotton balls, pinching the clothespins)
Next time you have a cardboard box at home, create these little sheep with your kids!