“I Love Ewe” Father’s Day Gift

Curly Sheep Dad DayA box of twisty ties at a restaurant supply store inspired this project. I was pretty sure that because they were cheap, and easy to bend and glue, something could be made from them. A few (ok, a lot) of experiments later and this curly haired sheep project took form.

1. Students counted out 11 popsicle sticks to make their boards. I placed glue on the two backs and let kinders line up the remaining 9 on top.

2. Students used a white paper rectangle that was the width and height of the body to cut out an oval and glue it on the middle of their board.
3. Students cut legs from a narrow strip of black paper and slid them under the oval while it was still wet with glue.
4. With a pencil or dowel, the students wrapped the twisty ties around it to make a coil, and slid it off when complete. About 15 or so needed to be made, depending on the size of the body. The oval body was then covered with a generous amount of white glue, and twisty coils were placed on it, as close together as possible.
5, Using remaining black paper, students cut out a triangle head. White pencil crayons were used to make dots for the eyes. When dry, a message was added with a black Sharpie.

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