As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
Happy Year of the Sheep! To celebrate this year of the sheep, we have a special series for you called BAAutiful. We look into exciting new and beautiful creations using what sheep give lots of to the world -wool.
We start with a simple kid’s project which I did with my little crafters in school. We try to imitate wool by using cotton to make a Year of the Sheep hanging decor to bring good cheer to our homes throughout 2015.
Dose #48-54 : ” BAAutiful”(A Special Year of the Sheep series)
Dose # 48 – BAAutiful 1: Year of the Sheep Hanging Decor
Here are the steps:
Step 1. Draw a head of a sheep to use as a pattern
Step 2. Transfer image onto one of the paper coasters using carbon paper.
Step 3. Cut out the head and set aside.
Step 4. For the body: Using scissors, scallop the edges of the second coaster.
Step 5. Using the glue gun, attach the mini popsicle sticks onto the back of the scalloped coaster. Then glue pre-cut sheep head to body.
Step 6. Draw outline all around the sheep plus details of face using a black dimensional paint (like puffy paint). Allow to dry completely.
Step 7. Punch 2 holes (top and bottom of body) and attach the yarns from the CNY charm.
Step 8. Now using craft glue, attach cotton pieces onto the sheep to resemble wool.
Option 1: Attach cotton only to body
Option 2: Attach cotton to body and face – make sure you do not cover the black outline and details of the face.
*Other options: 1. Attach 2 googly eyes 2. Glue red felt on the back of sheep
And there you have it – Your Year of the Sheep Hanging Decor.
And here are their flock of sheep:
So do… remember a couple of things about the year of the sheep: 1)it is the most creative sign in the Chinese zodiac; 2) two of the most creative people in history were born under this sign: Michelangelo and Thomas Edison.
2015 is then a great year to get started on your creative projects. And one more thing- much as I think sheep are adorable — don’t forget the words of Irving Berlin,“If you’re worried and you can’t sleep -Just count your blessings instead of sheep- And you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.”