You Will Need ...
  1. Craft Glue

  2. Pipe Cleaner (Black or Dark)

  3. Cotton Balls (Or Puff)

  4. Hot Glue Gun

  5. Scissors

  6. Sharpie

  7. Black Paper

  8. Container & Brush

  9. Blown egg

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Step 1: 

First create your glue solution using craft glue and water. (Tip: A paper towel underneath will keep things nice and neat ).  You can also use Mod Podge if you have it.

Step 2: 

Add enough water until your solution is the consistency of cream, or slightly thick milk.

Step 3: 

Take your pipecleaner and start twirling the end inwards. (Like a snail :: or a fiddlehead)

Step 4: 

Cut the pipecleaner in half and twirl one end of the second piece.

Step 5: 

Cut the last two halves into halves again, twirling each end inward.  When you are finished you should have 4 twirled pieces of the same length and one small piece.

Step 6: 

Using your hot glue gun (carefully) apply one "leg" to the side of the egg, approximately in the middle.

Step 7: 

Continue to glue the remaining legs onto the egg. (It should stand upright when you are finished).  Insert the last piece of pipe cleaner in the small hole your created to serve as his tail.

Step 8: 

Take your black (or dark color) construction paper and fold a small square in half. Using your scissors, cut out the shape of the ear. By folding in half you should have created two identical ears.

Step 9: 

Using your hot glue gun to attach the ears to the of the egg.

Step 10: 

Time to add the fluff! Take your cotton balls and pull them apart slightly so the cotton becomes long pieces rather than balls.

Step 11: 

Using your paintbrush, apply a generous amount of your glue solution to the top of the egg sheep.

Step 12: 

Start adding your cotton, fluffing out and gently pressing down.

Step 13: 

Add glue and fluff to the entire egg. Make sure you get the underneath as well.

Step 14: 

Once the entire sheep is covered, you can take a look, add some more or fluff some more until its just right.  Curl up the ears with your fingers or a pencil.

Step 15: 

Take your Sharpie and add eyes.  Get creative! Is your sheep happy? sleepy?

All Ages
Craft Length: 
Indefinite (as long as you want!)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 10 children

Have some fun with this!! Try white eggs, brown eggs, googly eyes or a sketched look. You can always add extra embellishments and dress these babies up! You can even create a flocked flock!