Maybe you’ve heard of Where is The Green Sheep by Mem Fox. It was a book my girls loved when they were little, and still is a favourite for many Australian kids I’m sure. Aussie Book Week is coming up very soon (20th -26th August) with the theme being Australia, Story Country!. To celebrate book week this year I thought I’d create a Green Sheep craft from a cardboard tube. It’s very quick and easy to make. I did try to convince my kids to allow me to dress them up as a green sheep for the book week parade coming up soon but neither of them will hear of it – they have other ideas! So this little craft is all I have to content myself with as far as this book goes, but I think it turned out pretty cute.
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You will need:
• Flatten your cardboard tube
• Sketch an outline like the one you can see above
• Pop the roll back into shape and fold the head into place
• Paint it green and wait to dry
• Decorate with wooly swirls and a face using a sharpie marker
See, it couldn’t be easier! Now go and find that green sheep one more time just for fun.
What’s your kids’ favourite book?
More simple cardboard tube creations:
• Make a toilet roll swan using an easy cut and fold technique
• Create a toilet roll scribbler for experimental art
• Make and decorate a toilet roll fish
• These toilet roll dinosaurs are very cute and easy to make
• Make a Frilled Neck Lizard using a paper towel roll
• These cardboard tube shakers are a fun DIY toy the kiddos will love
• Make some pretty cardboard tube mermaids for play
You can tonnes more inspiration on our Cardboard Tubes board on Pinterest