Whenever we get to visit the farm, the kids love seeing all the different animals that live there! A favorite to see is always the sheep! They’re so cute with their fluffy coats!
Kids are always amazed to find out that we make clothes from the wool of sheep! Have kids learn more about these friendly farm animals when they make this sheep toilet paper roll craft.
Now that the kids have a sheep, see what other farm animal crafts they can make to complete their own farm!
Recycled Sheep Craft
This craft is made out of a recycled cardboard tube and a few basic craft supplies. This makes this craft easy to make and prepare. To make it even easier for you, we’ve provided a free template that you can print out.
Keep reading below for the full step-by-step instructions for how to make this cute sheep craft, so you can make one or a whole flock with your kids today!
- Toilet paper roll
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Sheep template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the sheep template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes to the sheep’s face, just below the eyebrows.
Take the head fluff and glue it to the top of the sheep’s head.
Place a piece of tape along one edge of the sheep’s body and use it to attach it to the toilet paper tube. Place a second piece of paper on the other side of the body, wrap it around the tube, and tape it in place.
Fold the sheep’s legs along the dashed line, then use glue or a glue dot on the folded portion to glue them in place. Glue the larger lower legs near the bottom of the sheep’s body, then glue the smaller upper legs near the upper part of the sheep’s body.
Finish up by gluing the sheep’s head to the top of the sheep’s body.
Farm Ideas For Kids
When you’re planning what to do when the kids are learning about farms and farm animals, be sure to add in some entertaining and educational crafts and activities! We have several ideas to get you started.
There’s a variety to choose from, so you’ll be able to find something for all interests. Check out some fun and creative farm crafts and printables below!
Farm Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is more than just a fun activity before bedtime, it’s an investment in their future. It’s never too early to start reading to your little ones, even babies benefit from hearing the cadence and rhythm of language. As they grow older, reading books with them can spark their imagination and curiosity, and expose them to diverse ideas and perspectives.
Plus, it’s a wonderful way to disconnect from screens and spend quality time together. So go ahead, grab a book, and cuddle up with your kiddos, the benefits are endless!
Mr.s Wishy-Washy’s Farm is a classic farm animal books for kids. In this story, the animals revolt against Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s baths and leave the farm. You have to read the story to find out what crazy shenanigans the animals run into after they leave the farm!
Little Blue Truck is one of the most popular books in our house. The cool illustrations and rhyming words really make this story fun to read. And with a whole series after this one, kids love getting to know the characters more and more!
The Cow Said Neigh! is a fun and silly book about farm animals who wish they were another farm animal. Kids will enjoy the rhyming and learn that each of us (animals included) has strengths we should embrace.
Farm Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a fun way for kids to learn more about the farm and farm animals! While they’re busy crafting, they’re also developing some essential skills.
With each craft they make, they will hone their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving.
Crafting also provides a creative outlet and a way to express their big ideas! Give kids a way to relax and have fun with some of our popular farm craft ideas:
Llama Headband Craft – All the llama mamas love this cute craft! It’s a fun way for kids to discover these fluffy and interesting animals. This is a fun activity to stretch imaginations with pretend play as well as work on fine motor skills. Choose the color in or craft version to do!
Duck Handprint Craft – Kids will “quack” up at how their handprint can turn into a duck! This personalized craft will be a hit with the kids, plus it’s fun and easy to make.
Kids can customize their ducks to be any kind they like from a yellow duckling to a little Mallard.
Paper Plate Pig Craft – Do you have a paper plate? Then you’re well on your way to having little piggies at your house! Kids will love to be able to paint their canvas and use the free template to transform it into a pink pig!
Cow Craft for Kids – No farm is complete without a cow! This easy and cute paper craft will have your little ones excited to make their own cows. Grab a glass of milk and this free template for some fun crafting.
Farm Activities For Kids
Get kids excited to learn about the farm with a simple and fun activity. They’ll love our free printable farm animal coloring pages. This is an easy to prepare activity since all you need is paper and crayons!
From games and puzzles to cutting and tracing, these farm animal printables are packed with tons of activities to help kids learn more about farm animals and hone their skills.
These fun activities will help young children practice handwriting, memory, fine motor skills, counting, and more. These printable worksheets are bound to be a hit with your kids!
These farm color by numbers are a great way for kids to use number recognition, color recognition, and fine motor skills when they color in these sheets.
This set of printables comes with 7 pages of farm themed coloring. Even though these coloring sheets come with a little extra learning, they’re a fun activity that kids will love and are easy to prepare!
For an interactive and fun way for your little chicks to get in some scissor practice and learning, be sure to check out these chick cutting practice worksheets!
While they’re getting the hang of opening and closing the scissors with precision, they’re also learning things like counting, patterns, and problem-solving!
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More Farm Ideas For Kids
- Toilet paper roll
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Sheep template
- Download the sheep template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes to the sheep's face, just below the eyebrows.
- Take the head fluff and glue it to the top of the sheep's head.
- Place a piece of tape along one edge of the sheep's body and use it to attach it to the toilet paper tube. Place a second piece of paper on the other side of the body, wrap it around the tube, and tape it in place.
- Fold the sheep's legs along the dashed line, then use glue or a glue dot on the folded portion to glue them in place. Glue the larger lower legs near the bottom of the sheep's body, then glue the smaller upper legs near the upper part of the sheep's body.
- Finish up by gluing the sheep's head to the top of the sheep's body.