Dancing sheep craft for toddlers

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow

Spring has sprung and we’ve got the perfect dancing sheep craft for toddlers and kids.
 
Use card cut outs to make their bodies and then use the edge of a piece of card to print on the ‘blades of grass’ in their spring meadow.
 
It’s a nice easy craft for little ones. They will love lifting the sheep shapes to reveal the magic that lies beneath.

Summary:

Time: 15 mins
Age: Toddlers to Little kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow
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You will need:

  • Paper
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Paints: green, black and white
  • Paintbrushes
  • A bowl of water

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow
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Step 1: Cut out cloud shapes

Cut out a few cloud shapes from paper. These will make your sheep’s bodies. We made some bigger shapes and some smaller ones, for the baby lambs.

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow
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Step 2: Dip and stick

Take each little cloud shape and dip it into a bowl of water.

When it’s wet stick it down to the piece of card that you are using as your background. Dip each cloud shape and place it on your card.

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow
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Step 3: Print the green grass

Cut a little rectangle of card. Dip the thin edge of the card into green paint and start printing little lines all over your card. Go round each of the sheep shapes, adding more and more prints until you have covered the whole sheet.

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow
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Step 4: Your meadow is ready

Here’s what your painting will look like once you’ve printed the green grass all over the sheet of card.

The sheep look a bit odd right now but don’t worry. You’ll soon reveal their white fluffy outlines.

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow
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Step 5: The big reveal

Now for the exciting bit.

Carefully lift off the cloud shapes of paper to reveal the white fluffy sheep bodies below.

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Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow
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Step 6: Bring your little lambs to life

Paint heads, little ears and legs onto each lamb to bring them to life.

Once the black paint is dry add a tiny white dot for the eye.

We also painted a few daisies in the grass meadow, for a bit more spring magic.

Now all you have to do is decide where you will hang it up on your wall!

Dancing sheep craft for toddlers - give this spring craft for kids a go and paint these leaping lambs in a grassy meadow