Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fuzzy Lamb Kids Craft: Spring & Easter Preschool Crafts for Kids Project #64

Fuzzy Lamb Kids Craft
Spring & Easter Preschool Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 2 Years and Up
This little lamb hasn't dried yet but I really wanted to post him. He's so cute!
Supplies Needed:
Time Needed:  
  • 15 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do:
  1. Cut out the shapes for the head and ears from the black construction paper. You can even print out our photo below for a template.
    HINT: For small children (under 4) you may want to have all shapes already cut out for them.
  2. Glue the head & ears onto the green construction paper and add the googly eyes.
  3. Pull apart 4-6 cotton balls so they are wispy.

  4. Glue the pulled cotton balls onto the green construction paper in an oval shape. See below.
    HINT: For small children cut out an oval shape and have him glue it to the paper and then cover it with the cotton balls so he has a guide.

  5. Cut out 4 little legs for your lamb from the black construction paper (4 little ovals)and glue so that the feet are under the "fleece".

  6. Cut out a small circle from the black construction paper for his fluffy tail.
  7. Let dry completely.
  8. ENJOY! You're done! Show it off by hanging your masterpiece on the wall!
  9. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.
Why We Love Crafts for Kids:
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!
PARENTS: Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project. I read recently that you should do your best not to touch their work! That's a challenge for me. What about you?

For Children with Special Needs: This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.
  • Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.
  • If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project. 
  • Cut out all shapes for the lamb if your child isn't able to do this.
  • If your child does not like working with white glue (or it's too hard for him to squeeze it out) you can used double sided tape or paste, glue dots, or a glue stick.
  • As always, substitute construction paper colors for colors your child chooses :)
  For Older Children: An older child will also enjoy this project and may want to draw and color a beautiful meadow background for the lamb.

Sheep Puppet/Lamb Puppet $7.99

FEATURED BOOK:A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "Brave Charlotte" By Ahu Stohner & Illustrated by Henrike Wilson. This book won the New York Times Best Illustrated Award! More importantly (LOL!), Charlotte is my daughter's name! In this book Charlotte is different from the other sheep - she isn't sheepish at all. She's brave and likes to explore but the other sheep don't approve of her behavior. However, when the shepherd breaks his leg Charlotte is the only one brave enough to take the long trip to tell the farmer and save the day! A cute story about being different, being brave, and risk taking.
Check out this adorable FREE Lamb Printable from the TwistyNoodle that you can customize!
PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, and  other ideas that may be similar. We love to hear from you!

1 comment:

beth said...

sheeps are my favorite animals

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