Yay, it’s spring! My favourite season of the year.
We are changing things around in our classroom to make it feel more springy. So, out with the snowflakes and in with the…Spring Lambs! baaaa.
The idea for this particular craft came from here.
First we downloaded the pdf pattern and traced it onto our
cardboard manila folder (all I had that vaguely resembled cardboard was a manila folder).
Then we cut out the different parts and started cutting a whole heap of cotton buds. Who knew that cotton buds were so versatile when it came to craft? Remember our pointillism paintings which also featured the humble cotton bud? Anyway, cutting the cotton buds was messier than I thought. There were cotton buds flying all over the place.
Next we started attaching them with some craft glue to the body. Once we finished covering the cardboard with cotton buds, we moved onto the head.
We then tied a small bow and covered the part where the three cotton buds at the top of the head meet. Then we were ready to add some facial features.
Once the body was dry – this took some time because we used quite a bit of glue – we attached some wooden pegs to the back as legs.
Then when that was all dry, we attached the head.
These little lambs are supposed to be able to stand so you can use the pegs as a holder for notes or photos, but ours were so heavy from the amount of glue we used they have trouble standing. Oh well, we still think they are super-cute!