Making adorable little animals with strips of colored corrugated paper is a great craft to try out with the kids, and very full of creative possibilities! And if you choose to make a little lamb and a chick, you'll get a head start on some spring crafting. The lamb of course could be a paschal lamb (korban pesach) for Passover! Not that is called really getting a head start, which is always a great idea, especially since these little lambs will be quite happy packed away for a few months until needed!
I can't really take credit for this cute little craft, it was actually a simple kit that my husband brought home from a trip to the Ukraine, where quilled paper is also very popular interestingly enough. Gotta love the husband that brings home crafting supplies right? In any case, this one is certainly simple enough for you to figure out on your own, given the photos I've provided from front back and side.
- corrugated paper
- googly eyes
- small pieces of felt for details
- high tack craft glue (we used a hot glue gun, but it makes a huge mess, not recommended)
- a craft knife and a metal ruler to cut strips
Cut strips roughly 1 cm wide, against the grain of the corrugation. Tightly roll up strips to make circles, securing with glue at the beginning and end of the circle. As you can see there are large circles for the head, slightly smaller ones for the body, and very small ones for the legs, tail and ears.
The head on all three animals was supposed to be like that of the chick, but they caved in on account of not being glued in position. To make the shape of the back of the head, simply poke out the middle of the rolled circle with a pencil, and then add some dots of glue from the inside to secue.
Attach all you pieces with high tack craft glue, or hot glue if you're impatient like we were! Make some cute little accessories, like the little purse, which was totally my daughter's idea. That is it! Enjoy and would love to see what you do with this!