This is a great tutorial to make with your child this Easter season or anytime of year. This also makes a great craft to accompany pre-school lessons. Stories and Nursery Rhymes such as Ba Ba Black Sheep, Little Bo Peep and the bible story The Shephard and the Lost Sheep are perfect companions to this craft!
- 3 Black pipe cleaners cut into 6 inch pieces
- 5 yards of black yarn
- 5mm Google Eyes
- Tacky Glue or Glue Dots
- Red Felt
Take a second pipe cleaner and fold it in half over the body of the first pipe cleaner, squeezing the bent portion to secure it to the first pipe cleaner. Fold each end of this pipe cleaner into a loop to form two legs. See figure 2.
Repeat step number two with the remaining pipe cleaner. See figure 3.
Starting at the head of the sheep, begin wrapping the black yarn around the sheep head and body moving back and forth over the entire length of the sheep until it is full and fluffy (legs are not covered). Secure the end of the string with a glue dot.
Use two glue dots to attach the google eyes to the sheep’s head.
Tie the felt scarf around the sheep’s neck.
It’s hard to make just one! Before you know it you will have an entire heard of sheep!