Egg shell spring lambs

By Susan Rogers on April 16, 2014
Welcome spring with these great egg shell lambs.

You'll need:

1 brown egg 
1 long black pipe cleaner 
cotton balls 
googly eyes 
black felt 
white glue 
pink felt or craft foam

Directions:

1. Knock a small hole into the wider end of a brown egg and carefully break away the edges, just enough so the insides can be emptied out into a bowl.
2. Wash out the eggshell with warm water. Let dry.
3. Cut the pipe cleaner in half. Bend each to form a capital M (the sides form the legs and the middle ‘V’ is glued to the body).
4. Glue each pair of legs to the underside of the eggshell, one near the front and the other near the back. (It may be necessary to hold the legs in place for a short time until the glue starts to set). Let dry.
5. Rip three or four cotton balls into smaller pieces. Dip small sections of cotton into white glue and place around the eggshell, leaving enough space for the face at the narrow end. The cotton bits should cover the area where the legs meet the body and the hole at the tail end.
6. Cut two ears out of black felt and glue in place at the top of the face area.
7. Glue two googly eyes and a tiny pink felt nose below the ears to finish the face.
8. Trim the legs to make the lamb stand up. Use a tiny piece of leftover pipe cleaner to glue at the back of the cottony body for the tail.



Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, April 2013.

By Susan Rogers| April 16, 2014

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