The boys started their spring themed work in school last week. Freddie came home on Friday, full of chatter about “St Brigid bringing spring on Sunday” along with a lovely picture of a woolly spring lamb and a picture detailing the life cycle of the daffodil.
He also brought an actual daffodil home with him, that he had planted in school. However, it is in need of lots of TLC if we are going to get it to bloom anytime soon. It’s such a shame for him, as half the class brought out lovely blooming flowers. I don’t think Freddie’s has been in too favourable a spot in the classroom. We’ll try our best though to revive though.
Growing up in a strong farming district, we would always be excited about looking out for the first new spring lambs out in the fields. Memories of this provided the inspiration for our first spring craft of the new season on the blog.
Bubble Wrap Activity: Recycled Spring Lambs Craft
- Bubble Wrap
- Blue, green,white and black paint
- Paper plates
- Black pipe cleaner
- Scissors and glue
How to make a Bubble Wrap Spring Lamb
Take a sheet of white paper and paint on a blue sky and green field. Leave to dry.
Glue a sheet of bubble wrap onto some corruatged card (an old delivery box is ideal). Use a market to trace the outline of a lamb’s woolly back and cut this out using sharp scirrors. This is best done by an adult.
Paint over the bubbe wrap with white paint.
Cover a paper plate with black paint.
Once dried cut out a circle for the head and cut out four legs from the edge of the plate.
Curl a piece of black pipe cleaner around a pencil to make the lambs curly tail.
Glue the lamb onto the painted background and finish off with a googly eye.
The kids all worked really well together on this activity and they were very pleased with their results. Bella was especially proud of painted hands and arms. Painting with Bella though wouldn’t be the same though, if she didn’t end up with more paint on herself than she did on the paper!
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