One of my favorite things about living in this area is going to the county fair! Last year’s visit was a bust. We hit a lot of traffic going in, and Olivia had a major meltdown as soon as we started walking around. This year was much more successful! We started with the rides – Olivia loved the Tilt-a-Whirl – and then we moved on to the animals.
I thought it would be fun to stick with this theme when we did our project for today. The result was a very cute sheep! Before making the sheep, we read the book The Perfect Day by Abigal Pizer.
Here are the materials that we used to make the sheep.
- Construction paper, with an oval cut out of the center (to be used as a stencil
- Clothespin and pom pom
- Blue construction paper (for the background)
- Black construction paper cut into 4 rectangles, the sheep’s head, and the sheep’s tail
- White paint
- Small googly eyes
- Gluestick and Elmer’s glue
First, I taped the stencil to the blue paper. Then I attached the pom pom to clothespin and had Olivia use it to paint the body of the sheep. I showed her how to making a dotting motion with the pom pom to make it look like the sheep’s wool. Then I removed the stencil, and Olivia glued on the rest of the body parts. She was really excited about how it turned out.