via All Kids: Our cotton ball sheep craft is a fun farm craft for your preschooler. We’ve found that combining cotton balls with a decent amount of glue makes for a very child pleasing craft, and this fuzzy sheep craft is a definite favorite. Even very young children will enjoy this craft as they get to experience the texture of the cotton balls and the joy of being able to do a large part of the craft “all by themselves”.

What you’ll need:

  • White and black construction paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White crayon
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Red yarn
  • Sheep template 1 Sheep template 2

How to make your cotton ball sheep craft:

  1. Print our template(s) and cut out the pieces. Trace the faces and legs onto black construction paper using a white crayon and cut out the pieces. Cut the body of the sheep out of white paper.
  2. Cover the sheep’s body piece with glue.
  3. Stick the 4 legs onto the bottom of the body.
  4. Cover the rest of the sheep with cotton balls.
  5. Glue the sheep’s head onto the body (on top of the cotton balls).
  6. Glue the googly eyes on the head. Glue the red yarn on the sheep’s face to make a smiling mouth.
  7. Cut a small triangle out of black construction paper and glue it to the face as a nose.

via lookwerelearning: Is there anything on earth better than chocolate? *thinks for a minute*

Yeah, I’d have to say no.

So when it comes to making learning fun, I love the idea of adding chocolate to the mix!

I thought these fun chocolate craft ideas and activities for kids would be a neat way to give winter learning a little “sweetness”, so I’ve rounded up 25 different resources below that kids (and their parents) will love! There are chocolate crafts, chocolate sensory play ideas, chocolate-themed printables, and even chocolate science experiments below to explore!

Want even more chocolate learning fun? Don’t miss our list of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory craft ideas that go wonderfully with the book or the movie!

1. Pick up some free Chocolate Notebooking Pages for the kids!

2. Combine snacks with science experiments in this fun Hot Chocolate Science activity!

3. This adorable Cookie Jar Number Matching printable is so cute for chocolate chip cookie lovers!

4. The kids will love exploring the touch and smell of this No-Cook Chocolate Playdough!

5. Even toddlers can make art with this easy Edible Chocolate Paint!

6. This Pom-Pom Hot Cocoa Mug Craft is just too adorable!

7. Kids will get a kick out of eating these Snowy Chocolate Pinecone Snacks. They actually look like pinecones!

8. Let the little ones make their own cocoa with this DIY Hot Chocolate Bar!

9. This simple Puffy Paint Chocolate Chip Cookie Craft is a fun art project to try!

10. We’ve made oobleck before, but I’ve got to give this Chocolate Oobleck a try!

11. Get some early math practice with this Hot Chocolate Ten Frame Addition printable!

12. Introduce the kids to engineering with these easy Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Sculptures!

13. Grab these Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Notebooking Printables to complete as you read the book!

Easter holiday is the best timing for family bonding. There are many things you could do to spend quality time with your kids.

Amongst the many activities to do on Easter, Easter crafts for kids are something you should definitely try with your little ones.

Trying out different DIY Easter crafts with your kids is a great way to help your kids express their creativity, learn to plan and solve problems through arts, develop their motor skills, and make fun memories with you to treasure throughout their life.

If you are looking for easy Easter crafts for kids, try this DIY Easter Bunny project with toilet paper rolls and scrapbook paper!

It is fun and easy. You will enjoy it! Try it out and share your experience with us in the comments section below!

Via Crafts By Courtney: DIY Gingham Scrapbook Paper and Toilet Paper Roll Easter Rabbits

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

Toilet Paper Rolls, Glitter, Markers, Pom Poms, Googly Eyes, Scrapbook Paper, Bow Tie Noodles, Clothespins, Glue, Hot Glue

I’m SO excited to work on Easter crafts again with the boys. One of the first crafts I want to make this year were toilet paper roll Easter rabbits.

We made TP roll Easter bunnies last year, but wanted to give these a fresh spin!

Getting Started

As with ALL my crafts, I made a quick trip to Michaels for supplies. I had most of the supplies on hand for this one, BUT I just needed the perfect scrapbook paper.

I was so lucky and found all these DIFFERENT shades of gingham and fell in love with ‘em!

Step 1 – Create Your Rabbit’s Body

I pre-cut the rabbits bodies, so my son was able to glue them on HIMSELF. We applied glue along the backside of the paper and gently wrapped it around the toilet paper roll.

We then secured the scrapbook paper with TWO clothespins.

Step 2 – Make Your Bow Tie

This step was super easy…all we did was COVER the bow tie noodles in glue and sprinkle them with glitter!! Easy as that.

Step 3 – Add Your Rabbit’s Face

My son added his eyes, nose and mouth all by himself. The eyes went on perfect with the glue, BUT the pom pom nose was not so easy.

With the eyes and nose IN PLACE, take your black marker and draw on your bunny’s mouth and whiskers. That’s it!

Quick Tip: If the nose ISN’T sticking, I suggest using a little hot glue to keep in place.

Step 4 – Make Your Rabbit’s Ears

I decided to do the rabbits ears myself. I folded AND glued together my scrapbook paper and let dry 20 minutes. Once the glue was DRY, I cut in half.

Then, I added a little glue to the bottom and used a clothespin to secure in place for 20 minutes.

When I added the ears to the rabbit, I dabbed a little glue at the BOTTOM and once again used my “Handy Dandy” clothespins to keep in place.

Step 5 – Finishing Touches

Once the face was DRY, we hot glued on our rabbits’ bow ties and hair bows!

They turned out super cute. My son was really excited to show off his rabbits to everyone. I’m really GLAD he still gets excited with all our craft projects 🙂

Once again, our crafting time was a SUCCESS!! We had lots of fun and some laughs while creating a special memory together.

That’s my favorite part…creating the memories.

We had lots of fun…while creating a special memory together.

I hope my boys look back (when they get older) and remember these times. Because I know there will be a time making toilet paper roll rabbits with mom WON’T be fun…