Friday, April 26, 2013

Crafty Sheep for VBS or street camps

Here is the sheep that I made for the street camp that we will do in Galveston this summer for our mission trip. We will do a different craft each day but they are really simple ones that you can find in many elementary classrooms.

Here are most of the supplies that you need for this.

Toilet paper roll
Black cardstock or construction paper
Cotton Balls
Wiggly eyes
Extra-large Oval punch (#119859)
Large Oval punch (#119855)
white glue like Elmers
Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189) optional

1. Use the paper-piercing tool to poke 4 small holes in the tube for placement of legs. You can use other items to punch the holes but the paper-piercing tool makes a perfect size. Place a toothpick in each spot. If the toothpicks fit tight (like they will with the paper piercing tool) you won't have to add glue to these. If they don't fit tight, add a few drops of glue to hold the toothpicks in place.
2. Pour white glue on one side of the tube. Place cotton balls over the glue & press down. Add more glue & more cotton balls until the outside of the tube is covered with cotton. Use 3-4 cotton balls to cover the open ends. If you place some white glue on the edge of the tube the cotton sticks easily. Also, use a bit of glue to stick them together.
3. Put a few drops of glue on each toothpick and press a cotton ball onto each toothpick to make the legs.
4. Punch out 1 large oval and 1 extra large oval from black cardstock. Glue the eyes in place on the extra large oval. Allow it to lay flat for a few minutes for the glue to dry. If you try to put the face on too soon the eyes will slide.
5. Use the large black oval for the ears. Snip a small triangle out of one side of the oval near the center. That will make it look like the ears are two pieces. Flatten one cotton ball. Glue the black oval on to it and fluff the cotton around the ears. Place some glue on the back of the extra large oval. Then add the ears behind the face. You now have the sheep face.  Place the face over the cotton on one end with the ears slightly above the body of the sheep.
6. If you wish, you can add a small pom-pom to the back end of the sheep for a tail.

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