Have you ever made a cotton ball sheep craft? I have. I remember making one in sunday school as a little girl. We were covering the story of the lost sheep and I still remember how fun this sheep craft was to make, almost 30 years later.
Today I’m sharing this paper plate sheep craft with you, It’s a simple and easy sheep craft for toddlers and older kids and encourages fine motor skills as the little ones get sticking and gluing whilst having fun.
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What You Need For This Paper Plate Sheep Craft
How To Make This Fun Cotton Ball Sheep Craft
I’ll now show you the simple step by step instructions to make this fun toddler sheep craft.
Place your materials on the table and begin dabbing glue onto individual cottons balls.
Now you stick the cotton ball onto the paper plate and repeat until the inner plate is covered and fluffy. This creates the body of the sheep.
Add glue to the edges of the plate and then create a circle of cotton balls on the outside rim. Allow the plate to dry.
While the cotton balls on your paper plate craft are drying, draw a circle on black card stock or construction paper and cut out ahead for your sheep craft.
Now cut out ears and feet for your sheep and draw a pair of eyes. You could opt for googly eyes instead. The choice is up to you!
Your Paper Plate Sheep Craft is now complete and ready to display. This is a fun cotton ball sheep craft for toddlers and one that doesn’t use too many materials or take too much effort.
Yields: 12 decorated cereal treats
Line a working surface or a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll white fondant into half-inch spheres. Roll each sphere into thin, long strips (about 4 inches long) then fold slightly. Start wrapping both ends and twist: this will form your unicorn horn. Place gently on wax paper.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave candy melts and coconut oil in 30-second intervals. Once completely melted, dip each cereal treat and coat completely. Gently place on wax paper and place one fondant horn on each treat. Let set completely, about 15 minutes.
Use your food marker to shape out the eyelids and eyelashes of your unicorn treats. Trace over with black frosting.
Using Wilton tip #18, pipe out pink flowers around your unicorns’ horns with the pink frosting.
Spring arts and crafts can be super fun to make and here are a few more spring craft ideas you may want to try out!