According to Chinese astrological calendar, the year 2015 is the year of the Wooden or Green Sheep (or Goat). Here we're suggesting a simple sheep ornament that is easy to make and it doesn't need lots of materials. You can also find how to make a goat ornament in our crafts section. This project will improve your child's motor skills and creativity. For kids 3-4 and older. You can help your kids by demonstrating separate steps of this project.
- White paper plate or simply a thick piece of paper
- Template (download print out)
- Liquid glue/glue stick
- Black Sharpie/Marker
- Cotton balls
- String (optional)
Use a template (download print out) to trace a sheep onto a piece of thick paper (we used a simple white paper plate).
Ask your child to cut out a silhouette of the sheep.
Pour some liquid glue into a disposable plate.
If you have large cotton balls help your child to tear them into smaller pieces and roll them tightly or simply use small cotton balls.
Allow your child to slightly dip each ball into liquid glue and press it onto the sheep cutout. Work fast, don't let the glue dry. If you are using a glue stick, cover the body of a sheep with glue and then stick cotton balls to it.
After you are done with gluing, let it dry for a few minutes.
Let the child draw the face and ears of the sheep.
Tape a piece of string to the back.
Use some glitter glue for decoration if you'd like to make it more festive.