I like to like my craft ideas to reflect what is happening in the world around. Fall is a great time to visit a farm, usually associated with a pumpkin patch experience or apple picking. This is also a great opportunity to talk to the kids about farm animals. The sheep, for example, are growing warm, thick coats to prepare them for the long, cold winter ahead.
This craft is an easy way to illustrate a woolly sheep.
- The adult/craft leader starts by cutting out the sheep’s body for the younger children. I use cardboard or old cereal boxes because it will stand up.
- The children glue cotton balls on the body for the woolly coat
- Use construction paper for the ears, eyes and nose
- Attach clothespins for the legs and your sheep “stands up”