Make a cotton wool sheep

Make a cotton wool sheep

Animals are a great starting point for some fun craft activities. Make a whole flock of these cotton wool sheep and go a few rounds of Baa baa black sheep while you're at it.

What you need:

  • a packet of cotton wool balls
  • 4 x used matches
  • a sheet of newspaper
  • a small piece of black construction paper
  • 2 x googly craft eyes
  • glue
  • scissors
  • masking tape

Number of players:


Scrunch the newspaper into a loose ball. Secure the shape with masking tape.

Now glue cotton balls all over it, don't worry about the underside of it.

Pierce four holes for the sheep's legs in the underside of the body.  Now poke the matches in as legs, with the burnt black ends as the hooves.

Cut an oval shape out of the black construction paper. This is your sheep's head.  Now cut two small leaf shapes, these are the ears.

Glue them in place, along with the eyes.

Now sing your hearts out!

You will find the lyrics to Baa baa black sheep right here.

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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