Make a cute paper plate sheep using some cotton balls. What’s cool about this craft is that it can tilt sideways when rocked. This DIY animal activity is a fun and easy project that kids can do with their parents. A fun pastime that’s super cool to make and play, especially during the spring and Easter seasons.
- Black crayon/ pencil/ poster paint
- Paper plate
- Cotton balls
- A pair of googly eyes
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Color the printable of the paper plate sheep
Print the printable on a thick A4 piece of paper.
Bond paper is fine, but we highly suggest printing this on a vellum board or cardstock paper.
Grab a black crayon or marker and color the head and the legs outline with black. Once colored. The printable should now look something like this.
Cut the printable of the paper plate sheep.
Cut along the outlines of the printable with a pair of scissors.
Once cut, you should have five cutouts like the sample image above. Set the cutouts aside for now.
Create the base of the paper plate sheep
Fold the paper plate crosswise in half.
Time to glue the legs! Get the four pieces of leg cutouts.
Unfold the paper plate paste two legs on the bottom part of the paper plate. Paste it exactly below the crease mark.
Paste the remaining legs on the top part of the paper plate. Place it on a diagonal angle, as shown in the sample image above.
Fold the paper plate in half again, and it should now look like this. The base of the paper plate sheep is done!
Give the sheep some fur.
Use cotton balls to mimic the fur of the sheep. Stick it all over the paper plate.
Include the back as well.
Assemble the eyes of the paper plate sheep to the head
Get the head cutout and stick a pair of googly eyes at the top part of the sheep’s head.
Optional: You may give the sheep a mouth by drawing a smile using white marker/paint.
The paper plate sheep is done! Rock it to make it move!
- Make a colored sheep by using some colored cotton balls. To make colored cotton balls, soak some cotton balls in water mixed with paint (1:1). Leave it soaked for a few minutes, then let it airdry overnight.
- If you don’t have some googly eyes, then that’s fine. You may use some small beads or cut 2 small circular pieces of white paper, then draw a pupil on each of them.