I first came across the book, ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ by Mem Fox, when we moved to Australia. Many moms recommended this book, saying their little ones loved it. I purchased a copy and all 3 of my kids loved it as well. So I decided to create a Where is the Green Sheep Craft Activity to extend on the book. This is a variation of one of our most popular crafts for preschool on Kidz Activities: Cotton Ball Sheep Craft.
Where is the Green Sheep Craft
What you need:
- Sheep Craft Template by Kidz Activities <<< Click on this link to get the Free Sheep Craft Template
- Cotton balls (or cotton wool)
- Green food coloring
- A ziplock bag or freezer bag
- Glue Stick
How to Make this ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ Craft:
- Print the Sheep Craft Template by Kidz Activities.
- Put a bunch of cotton balls in a freezer bag or ziplock. Add a few drops of green food coloring. Seal the bag. Then let your child SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE the bag so that the green color spreads throughout all the cotton balls. Let the cotton balls dry. Tip: Drop the food coloring onto the plastic and not on the cotton balls. The cotton balls quickly absorb the food coloring, which makes it hard to spread. But when you drop on the plastic, the cotton balls get a more even coating of green when the plastic bag is shaken.
- When the cotton balls are dry, glue the green cotton onto the sheep craft template using glue stick.
Here’s a fun idea: Hide the finished green sheep craft in a place that’s easy for a child to find. Snuggle up and read the ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ book with your child. And after you read the book, encourage your little one to look for the green sheep within the house.
The ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ book makes an excellent gift for young children – from babies to preschoolers. Young kids just love the repetition and rhyme all throughout the book.
Head on over to Emma Owl for more Book Craft Ideas for Children.
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