Today we sharing with you a quick sheep stick puppet the children made. It only uses a couple of supplies, and they’re so fun to play with.
Foam Sheep Puppet Supplies
- Craft foam
- Popsicle sticks
- wiggly eyes
Time to Create
If your children need to practice, have them create a template to use on some scrap paper first. Here’s what all the pieces will look like once they’re cut out. You can use any colour you’d like. We almost ended up with a blue and purple sheep! But then the children decided they’d rather have one like the sample I’d created.
I suppose they didn’t want to be the blue sheep of the family.
Draw and cut out a ‘cloud’ shape for the body of the sheep. We used white, but you could make a black sheep, or any colour that your children like.
Next cut out an oval shape for the head/face.
Make some wooly hair as well.
Cut out two little floppy ears. And two rectangle legs.
Glue all the pieces together and then onto a popsicle stick. If you don’t have a popsicle stick handy, use a chopstick, a twig, or a piece of heavy cardboard. Anything goes around here!
Glue some wiggly eyes on your sheep, or use some fun foam or a marker. Then draw on a cute little mouth.
Not quite like the new lambs in the fields, but they’re cute in their own way.
Don’t forget to name your sheep! What will yours be called? Lambert, perhaps?
You could pair this craft with a story book for some extra fun! Julia Dweck’s Mary Had a Sleepy Sheep, or Niki Daly’s The Herd Boy would be fantastic. We had shepherds by using the multicultural people we made recently.
We made these in anticipation of the Chinese New Year, which will be the Year of The Sheep.
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