Paper Plate Sheep

Paper Plate Sheep

My kids love animals, so we often come up with crafts that are centered around cute critters. Grabbing some plain paper plates and turning them into any animal they could imagine was a fun way to feed their creativity...

Ages:
2 - 7
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. paper plate
  2. glue
  3. markers
  4. pom-poms
  5. craft sticks / popsicle sticks
  1. We started by gathering up materials. Depending on the animal you want to make, you may want different materials. For us, once the five-year-old decided on a sheep, the three-year-old wanted a sheep as well, which made things pretty simple: we got some white pom-poms, plates, glue, and markers.

  2. The kids started by coloring popsicle sticks for the feet. They only colored in half the stick, since the other half would be covered by the paper plate.

  3. Then they added glue and white pom-poms (cotton balls would work just as well) to the plate to add the wool to the sheep.

  4. Using foam stickers, they stuck the legs on the bottom of the sheep.

  5. The kids added a little face to their sheep and they were done. Both kids loved making their sheep, and the activity kept them them occupied while I made dinner. The kids quickly turned it into a game of Little Bo Peep and took turns hiding and finding their new paper plate pets.