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In case you haven’t heard the hype, the Shaun the Sheep movie is going to be in theaters nationwide on August 5! Geared towards children aged 4-10, the movie tells the story of Shaun the Sheep and how he and his flock survive day in the Big City to make it back home. The claymation in the movie looks absolutely adorable, and so my daughter and I pulled out our clay last week and created our own Clay and Cotton Ball Shaun the Sheep craft in anticipation of the movie!
This craft is fairly easy, but it does require the hot glue gun. If you are crafting with little ones, please note this and do any steps for them that require use of the glue gun. They can help with the clay and cotton balls.
- 1/2″ diameter dowel rod, cut to a 3″ pieces (one piece for each sheep)
- Cotton balls
- Black oven bake clay
- Small wiggly eyes
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
Use the black clay to form two long floppy ears and a face for Shaun. If you want to make nostrils in the bottom of the face, use a pencil to do that now. The ears themselves can be roundish (or ovalish), but pinch a flat portion on one end. The flat portion will make it easier to glue the ears to the wood.
Following the directions on the clay package, bake the clay. Let it cool completely.
Hot glue the small wiggly eyes to the face.
Hot glue the face and the ears to the wood piece.
Pull apart several cotton balls so that they are “fluffy.” If a small child is helping, you can try to use a different kind of glue other than the hot glue gun for this step if you want. Use glue or the hot glue gun to secure the cotton balls to the wood piece.
Looking back at my little Shaun the sheep, I probably should have added less cotton to the spaces in between his ears. When I see photos or videos of him, I don’t think he is quite this fluffy around the face.
But my daughter thinks that he is cute, and we had fun making him together.
We sat Shaun on our window sill, and my daughter tells him “Good Morning!” every day. She is getting quite excited about the movie release! She thinks the characters are adorable, and she finds the concept of sheep going on such adventures to be hilarious. I think she’s watched this trailer 10 times already.
That’s right, one lucky winner will snag a Shaun the Sheep Prize Pack that includes the following:
o One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Children’s T-Shirt
o One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Adult’s T-Shirt
o One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Headband
o One (1) book from the Shaun the Sheep Movie book series
o One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie poster
o One (1) Serta Sheep Plush
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