February 12th, 2013 posted by Heidi Ott
Kids will love making this cute little sheep from clothespins and macaroni. So pull out the noodles and the paint and have a blast!
4″ x 6″ piece of cardboard
2 large spring type clothespins
2 wiggle eyes
Black felt Paint (black, white and pink)
White glue paintbrush
If you make this project
What you do
// From the cardboard cut one 3-inch circle for the body and one 1 1/2-inch circle for the head. Paint the body circle white on both sides. Paint the head circle black on both sides. Let dry. Paint top 1/3 of the head white. Take the clothespins apart and paint the wooden pieces black. Allow to dry completely and then put back together. Attach the clothespins with glue to the body circle. Glue elbow macaroni to the front of the body circle and to the top 1/3 of the head circle where it was painted white. Paint the macaroni on both pieces white. Cut two ears from the black felt and glue to the back of the head. Glue two goggle eyes to the front of the head. Paint a nose on the face with pink paint. Glue head to body. Let dry.
Kuffner gives us an enormous number of ideas for fun things to do with our children. This is an arts and crafts type of book, and she does something I haven’t seen in other activity books. She spends a chapter telling you how to organize for a toddler. She also provides a list of items to buy and old household items to save (dried magic markers, for example). The rest of the book is laid out equally well. There are chapters on rainy day play, water play, kitchen activities, outdoor adventures, how to entertain the kids when you’re on errands or travel, nursery rhymes, learning activities, music, arts & crafts, and even birthday/holiday activities. The appendix lists craft recipes, “crazy can” activities, and best toys/books for toddlers. Very comprehensive and varied. (courtesy: Amazon)