Squeaker is absolutely in love with Shaun the Sheep! She’s had a Shaun stuffed animal of her own for a little over a year now and it was just recently that she discovered the Shaun the Sheep cartoon series on the Kindle. We’ve also watched A Close Shave with her, and she seemed to be pretty fond of that when the sheep were around. With the movie coming out here in the United States soon, and Squeaker getting ever so excited when she sees the trailer, I thought we could make an easy Shaun the Sheep Craft. It was her first time doing a craft with me but I think she did pretty well!
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I plan on doing a sheep themed unit for Tot School to include Shaun the Sheep, nursery rhymes like Little Bo Peep, Baa Baa Black Sheep, & Mary Had a Little Lamb, and a few other books like Sheep in a Jeep.
For this Shaun the Sheep Craft you’ll need:
* Googly eyes (optional but they really gave our Shaun the right look)
Squeaker is 19 months old, so it was more of a mommy-do craft, but with older children I’m sure that they could do this on their own. Next time we’ll try to make Timmy and a few of the other sheep from Shaun’s flock.
For this craft, I used a picture of Shaun the Sheep for reference that we got from the website. From there, I separated a few of the cotton balls and put some glue down on the construction paper. Squeaker put the cotton balls on the paper and once they were dry, I drew in Shaun’s head and legs.
He didn’t look quite like Shaun until I put the googly eyes on, then I think we got pretty close!
I think it turned out super cute and over all, it was a great first craft experience for Squeaker. We’ve done handprint art in the past but this was her first time really helping me out with a craft. I plan on doing one weekly with her and I have a feeling that our next one will also be Shaun the Sheep based.
That’s Squeaker and her Shaun the Sheep stuffed animal back in April of 2014! They were almost the same size.
Do your children like Shaun the Sheep? Do you have plans to watch the movie when it comes out?