The lambing season is here, and this cute cork sheep craft is a great way to mark its beginning! If you are wondering how to make a cork sheep for Easter or to decorate your home through the Spring season, we got you!
My family loves sheep; we even have cute babydoll sheep we raise in our small homestead. So, when the idea to create these cork sheep sparked, I simply had to. They are now decorating our entry porch, and I love them.
If you are looking for wine cork crafts for kids of all ages, you need to add this sheep craft to your list. It’ll keep the kids busy for several hours, and the end product will be something they can keep with them for a long while.
DIY Wine Cork Sheep Craft For Kids
Toothpicks used : Diamond Specialty Toothpicks Long L’Elegance.
Makes: 1 Sheep
Time: 10 minutes + paint drying time
- 2 Small Googly Eyes
- 2 Corks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Stick
- Xacto Knife
- Black Paint
- Small Paint Brush
- 4 Ornate Toothpicks
- Cutting Mat or Board
- Handful Of Fiber Fill Stuffing (or pulled-apart cotton balls)
- Small Drill Bit (or like object)
How To Make A Cute Cork Sheep
Place one of the corks on the mat and use the knife to cut off two slices of the cork. They should be about double the thickness of a quarter. Then cut one of those slices in half. Throw out the whole slice.
Paint the two half pieces and the other end of the cork you cut from black. The pieces need to be painted on both sides and the edges, so they will have to be painted in stages to allow them to dry.
Paint the 4 toothpicks black. You don’t have to do it all the way to the pointy tip because we will be cutting them off. I simply dipped mine in the paint. Then I stick them into a piece of pool noodle to let them dry.
Glue the two googly eyes to one end of the black cork.
Glue the two half pieces of cork to each side of the cork with the eyes. I glued them so that they are hanging down.
Break off the painted toothpicks, so they are all about 2 inches long.
Use the small drill to make four holes in the bottom of the whole cork. Just needs to be a small hole and not all the way through the cork. Then add a dab of hot glue to the holes. Then push the broken end of the toothpicks into the hole.
Make a hole in the middle of the bottom of the cork with eyes. Break off a piece of toothpick from a piece that you broke off. Put a dab of glue in the hole, then push the toothpick in.
Now, make a hole in the top of the cork at one end. Put a dab of hot glue, then push the other end of the stick that is sticking out of the head into the hole. I made mine so that the head is slightly turned.
Glue the fiber filling over the whole cork. Make sure it is not too clumpy but nicely light and fluffy.
Give this cork sheep craft a try. These is a perfect Easter sheep craft or Spring sheep craft and it’ll be so much fun for you and the kids. Better yet, you can use the time spend crafting teaching your little ones all about Easter or sheep in general. They’ll get to interact with wool, a product of sheep. There’s so much to learn with this craft.
PS: We would be delighted to see your cork sheep crafts! If you make this, do share it with us in the comments below and we will feature it on our Facebook page.
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