Cardboard tube crafts are always popular and always such fun! This week we used cardboard tubes to make these fluffy sheep.
Make your own cardboard tube sheep!
We started our sheep craft by cutting a toilet paper tube in half. (You could also cut a paper towel tube to size.)
Then we used a hole puncher to make four holes on the bottom of our tube.
We threaded a 2 1/2 inch long piece of black pipe cleaner through each pair of holes to create the sheep’s legs. This we secured with a piece of tape inside the tube.
Next we crumpled up some paper and stuffed it inside the tube. This gave us a little something extra to glue our sheep’s head to and also the “wool.”
We cut sheep faces from black craft foam and then used the hot glue gun to carefully glue it to the edge of the cardboard tube and crumpled paper.
Then came the fun part!
Using a paintbrush the kids carefully coated the cardboard tube with white school glue and added cotton balls.
When doing the ends of the tube we pulled the cotton balls apart a bit to help them spread a bit more and glued them to the cardboard tube’s edge and the crumpled paper that we had stuck inside.
Once we had our fat little sheep finished, we decided to make a couple baby sheep. These are super easy! We just cut a small face from black craft foam, glued it to one cotton ball, and added itty-bitty google eyes.
Looking for other farm-themed crafts?