Springtime is here! The weather is warming up, my first tulips of the season bloomed today, and it is time to rejoice in the renewal of spring. We will forget about the spring cleaning and allergy season for a moment. Let’s concentrate on something more fun – crafts! Kids’ crafts to be precise. A cute little sheep to liven up your fridge or that sad, bare winter wall.
As I explained in my last post (Chick with Paper Plate Shell), I will be posting our favorite spring/Easter crafts in honor of March being National Crafting Month. I started with the tissue paper hyacinths, and then covered the chicks. Now it is time for the Thumbprint Sheep!
This craft is another easy one. Primarily a cut and paste craft with a little thumbprint painting added in. The painting is fun for the little ones because it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s only one color and there is no right way to do it. And you’re supposed to get it on you! The rest is cut and paste. If you think some pieces will be too difficult for them to cut out, you can pre-cut them to speed things along.
My free template for this craft makes it even easier. Just trace and cut. It eliminates any guesswork. If you are a subscriber to my weekly newsletter, then you know where to find it. If not, why not? You get immediate unlimited access to all my free printables including craft templates and recipes. Sign up in the sidebar to the right.
You can switch things up on this craft. Last year, we decided to use cotton balls to make our sheep fluffy. I also sometimes use foam sheets to make the legs and face. You will see in my picture that I did this time. It is only because I had some leftover from another project but it does work nicely as well. Let’s get to it!
Supplies for Thumbprint Sheep
- Construction Paper (light blue and black)
- White paint (any kind will do)
- Small piece of yarn or string
- Two medium-sized wiggle eyes
Instructions for Thumbprint Sheep
- Trace and cut body out of light blue construction paper.
- Use white paint to have your kiddo leave thumbprints all over the body. I usually let this dry before handling it.
- Trace and cut two legs and the head out of black paper.
- Tie small bow using yarn.
- Glue legs on from back of body.
- Glue head and bow tie onto body.
- Add eyes to finish.
How easy is that? It’s fun and it’s quick! Nice for the small ones who give you five minutes to complete. I would LOVE to see how you made it your own. Send me a picture at [email protected]. And I would always like to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Sign up for my newsletter and you won’t miss any of our springtime crafts. We will deliver to you! Stay in touch. The stained-glass bunnies are next!