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Sheep sun catcher for Chinese New Year

I have to admit that we don’t celebrate Chinese New Year but that doesn’t stop us having fun with crafting around the theme. We’ve already made a Chinese lantern sun catcher but did you know that 2015 is the Year of the Sheep? We thought we’d make a sheep sun catcher. Our windows are full but there’s always room for one more, right?

Sheep sun catcher for Chinese New Year

Materials needed to make a sheep sun catcher:
Black paper
Contact paper
White tissue paper
Scissors

How to make a sheep sun catcher:

I drew a sheep on a piece of paper and used this as a base for our sun catcher. We made the sheep’s woolly body the sun catcher part and added feet and a head which I drew separately and cut out.

Sheep sun catcher for Chinese New YearI placed the sheep’s body and legs on a piece of contact paper and gave my 3 year old a pile of tissue paper squares.

Sheep sun catcher for Chinese New YearShe loves contact paper. She enjoys sticking her hands to it and shouting “I’m stuck!”. When she grew bored of that she tried dropping the tissue squares and seeing how many pieces stuck to it! She loves to craft and it was fun watching her play with this.

Sheep sun catcher for Chinese New YearWhen she had covered the body we sealed it with another piece of contact paper and cut around it to remove any extra pieces of tissue paper. We sellotaped the head on to the body and hung it up in the window.

Sheep sun catcher for Chinese New Year

We don’t often make animal crafts but think this sheep sun catcher for Chinese New Year is pretty cute!

8 Comments

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    North East Family Fun
    January 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Oh this is beautiful – a simple craft but effective and a great way to get the kids involved in Chinese new year.

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    Stephanie
    January 17, 2015 at 11:09 am

    What a fun craft project to do with the family x

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    The Reading Residence
    January 19, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Oh, I do like that! I think my son would thoroughly enjoy it, thanks! #PinItParty

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    Coombemill
    January 19, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    cute! I’m adding it to my farm crafts board. Thank you for the idea #ParentingPinItParty

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    Carolin
    January 25, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Such a cute and simple idea. Amy would love this

    Thanks for linking up with Monday Parenting Pin It Party x

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