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karenmc
« on: March 05, 2008 08:55:16 AM »

Hi Everyone,

If you happen to be one of the "lucky" ones that gets to entertain for Easter this year, you may like this craft. This lamb is a place name holder for the dinner table. The body is made out of cotton swabs, and the legs are made from two clothespins.  The clothespins can hold a name tag or a little note.  



The tutorial is below.  For more step by step photos of the process, please visit:  http://www.crafts-for-all-seasons.com/lamb-craft.html

Things Needed:


white card stock
cotton swabs
scissors
glue
two wooden clothespin
markers to add the face
small ribbon to make a bow for the head


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1.  Cut out a oval and circle from white cardstock (or visit my website for the pattern templates).

2.  Next, cut off the heads of cotton swabs.  If a child is making this craft, be sure an adult does this part.  Make each cotton swab end about 1/2 inch long.

3. Begin gluing the cotton swab tips to the card stock body of the sheep, beginning at the back of the body.  Then, layer more cotton swabs across the body.  

4.  Next, glue two cotton swab tips to the side of the head to be the ears.

5.  To make the lamb's "hair", cut three cotton swab tips off right at the head of the swab; they will be about 1/4 long.  Layer and glue these to the top of the head as shown in the finished photo.

6.  Use some markers to add on some cute facial features for the lamb.

7.  Tie the ribbon in a small bow, and glue it to the top of the lamb's head.

8.  Glue two wooden clothespins to the back of the lamb's body.  Check for balance and levelness when the glue is tacky, by standing the lamb up. Readjust the legs as necessary.  Then allow them to dry completely.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 09:03:07 AM »

These are too cute!  Thanks for sharing with instructions Smiley

How long did they take you?
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 09:07:43 AM »

Very very cute! I think this is the most creative use of cotton swabs I've ever seen.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 09:13:07 AM »

I have to second the comment about the cutest use of cotton swabs ever!
Thanks for the tut!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 09:28:29 AM »

Too darn cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 09:32:38 AM »

omg!!  this is adorable!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy 

i am not hosting dinner at all (lucky me!) but i do have a wreath on my door and it would have been nekkid after st. pattys day in hopes of finding somethign cute for easter, now it will be decorated with lambs! baaaa! bahaha Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 09:45:50 AM »

Those are adorable.

Might work for a baby shower too, for seating cards, or to hold pics od the mom & dad as babies as part of a centerpiece.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 09:50:30 AM »

Those are adorable.

Might work for a baby shower too, for seating cards, or to hold pics od the mom & dad as babies as part of a centerpiece.

YES!!! I was wondering how to use them in a baby shower, your idea is great...

Cutest lamb!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 10:50:21 AM »

Awww I love the sweet little face you drew on it Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2008 07:56:14 AM »

Oh those are seriously cute!
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