You know how sometimes you don’t mind getting the paints out but you don’t want to get too messy? I think this sheep craft could be the answer! It would make a great sheep craft for preschool as you could make it with the kids without *hopefully* them getting too messy but it can be easily adapted for older or younger kids too.
We’ve got a lot of sheep crafts for kids here because they’re so good for so many different topics – spring, farm animals and Easter crafts too – I’ll be sharing my favourite ones with you as well as this paint splat activity. This one has to be my new favourite though, it’s hands on, cute and super simple so make sure that you save it for later!
You can make these paint splat sheep either on vertical or horizontal card and – I think – both options look awesome so just go with the one you fancy or maybe even try both.
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Sheep Crafts for Preschoolers
My kids have always loved crafting, one more than the other admittedly but I always know that if I set up an activity they’d give it a go and they’d always enjoy it.
We did a lot of crafts for preschoolers because I was less keen on Paw Patrol than they were and it meant we could do something fun rather than just flop in front of the tv. (I’m not anti kids watching tv at all, I’m just not a fan of Chase, sorry! )
Want to try out some more sheep crafts too? How about this super easy sheep craft?
This sheep craft is an activity I did with my daughter when she was four years old.
This cotton wool sheep craft could easily be adapted as a paper plate craft as well.
Sheep Books for Kids
Need some inspiration for stories to share with your child? We’ve got you covered with these brilliant looking books that all feature sheep.
- Sheep in a Jeep* by Nancy E. Shaw
- Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep* by Eric Barclay
- The Rhyming Rabbit* by Julia Donaldson – admittedly not a book about a sheep as such, but a sheep is one of the main characters in it and my kids love this book so I had to give it a mention.
Sheep Craft for Kids
- Black pen
- 1 piece coloured card
- Paint white
- Scrap paper white
- Black card
- First let's get started with the paint splatting. Grab your coloured card and fold it in half. You can have the card either horizontally or portrait depending on how you'd like to make your sheep.
- Next pour some white paint on one side of the card near to the centre of the fold. You want to make sure that it joins up in the middle or you'll end up with two sheep! Try not to go too close to the edge or the paint will spill out of the card when you squeeze it.
- Now it's time for the squeezing! Fold the piece of paper in half again and squeeze the paint around being careful not to go too close to the edge.
- Open the paper back out and leave it to dry.
- Meanwhile cut the sheep's face and legs out of black card. Older children will be able to do this themselves but for very young children you will need to do the cutting for them. Practising scissor skills with your child? The sheep's legs are a nice easy way you can do this as they're just a case of cutting a straight (ish) line. Go with the option that suits your child's age and abilities.
- From your white scrap paper cut out two circles to use as your sheep's eyes and draw a black dot in the middle of each for the pupil.
- Finally glue your eyes onto the sheep's face and the face and legs onto your paint splat and your sheep is finished.