Here’s a wooly simple, kid-friendly [two-legged variety], stash-buster FUN project for the weekend! It’s a little sheepy ornie; package tie-on, mini wreath… to embellish a holiday tree, use as a hang-tag on a gift for a special fiber friend or knitter, 4-H craft fund-raising project… you get the idea!
All you need is left-over yarn, handspun, roving, fleece or whatever you have in your fiber stash. Use natural colored yarn or punch it up and go funky with various bright-colored, self-striping and glam novelty yarns [how about to decorate an Easter tree?].
To begin, use any round circular base/styrofoam form/corrugated cardboard to wrap the yarn around and around until you no longer ‘see’ the form you’re using. For the legs, cut out two pairs of [U-shaped] legs from heavy card stock, foam, scrapbook paper, etc and catch it/secure it in the back as you wrap the yarn around the form. When your form is adequately covered [and legs attached], cut the yarn. No need to sew, using a yarn needle, simply bury the end into the wrapped/coiled yarn.
Now for the head, you have several choices. Hand-draw a sheep’s head and make multiple copies with your printer onto heavy card stock/scrapbooking paper. Or, perhaps you saved old Christmas cards with images of sheep? How about a photo of your very own sheep? Use your imagination! Apply a bit of glue and secure the head to the yarn body. Finally, add a piece of string or yarn to hang. [HINT: You could use a large styrofoam form and make a sheepy wreath for your front door.]