My kids adore to sing Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme! Yours? With this year being a Year of the Sheep in Chinese calendar, we have decided to make couple sheep puppets to sing and play!
These wool sheep stick puppets are really easy to create in under 5 minutes and I hope you will create several with or for your kids to play and sing!
Scroll down to the bottom to find other ideas for Chinese New Year or add your own!
One of our favorite way of playing is when we can sing something along. This is why this type of craft activities are perfect for my girls! It involves singing, pretend pretend play, some fine motor practice and a bit of sensory play!
Things needed to make each of the sheep puppets:
- 2 cotton pads
- 1/3 of chenille stem cut in 2 pieces like shown on picture
- 2 tiny googly eyes
- 1 popsicle stick
- piece of black paper
Start by folding one cotton pad in half and cutting a little slide where you’ll place a tail of your sheep. Attach tail to legs and slide tail through the cotton pad like shown on 2nd picture.
Now add bunch of glue on cotton pad and chentille stem and then press on top a second pad, adding popsicle stick in between, like in a sandwich! It should look like on top right picture.
Here is my daughter singing Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery using our Take Along Puppet Theater made from shoe box! She repeated it for, what sounded like, a gazillion times! Cute!
Hope you will enjoy our ideas and find many you could recreate with your kids!
Chinese Lantern Sun Catchers from The Gingerbread House
TP Roll Chinese Lanterns from In the Playroom
Thumbprint Chinese Zodiac Craft for Kids from Fun Handprint Art
Cheese Chinese Lanterns from Danya Banya
Wool Painted Fans from Crafts on Sea
Sheep Stick Puppets from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Felt Shape Sheep from Mama Smiles
Sheep Letter Recognition from Something 2 Offer
Chinese (non firework) Firecrackers from Peakle Pie
Chinese New Year Card from Creative World of Varya
Chinese Dragon from Messy Little Monster
Paper Plate Chinese Dragon from Kiddy Charts
Dragon Painting for Preschoolers from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft from Multicraftingmummy
Chinese Dragon Dance from Study at Home Mamma
Chinese Zodiac Animals in Lego from Planet Smarty Pants
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.