Cotton Wool Sheep

cottonwoll sheepThis activity is great for children beginning to use scissors, with parent supervision they can snip lines down the green paper to make grass. This activity also provides a sensory experience, feeling the fluffy sheep and the crisp paper fringing of the grass.

What you need:

  • Cotton wool balls
  • Green paper
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • A black cut out sheep shape (optional)
  • Googly eyes (optional)

Start by gluing the black sheep shape to the middle of the white paper, the shape provides a guide for gluing the cotton wool. Alternatively you can let the kids free form the sheep shape by gluing the cotton wool directly onto the paper.

Once the kids have glued the cotton wool into a sheep shape it’s time to make the grass. If the children are old enough you can supervise them as they snip down green paper to make grass. Alternatively you can provide pre-cut strips of green paper for the children to glue to the page.

Extension Idea: Sing “Ba, Ba, Black Sheep” while the children are making their sheep and discuss the colour of the sheep they are making.