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Cardboard Tube Lamb Craft

Cardboard Tube Lamb Craft

Ages school-age

Hard to believe this adorable cardboard tube lamb came from a bag of cotton balls and a toilet paper roll! He's cute and fluffy, so make one of your very own.

by Amanda Formaro

What you'll need

  • Cardboard tube
  • Cotton balls
  • Black felt
  • 1 medium black pom pom
  • 2 black chenille stems
  • 2 pieces of scrap paper (8.5 x 11)
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors
  • 2 wiggle eyes
  • Purple felt

Helpful Tip:

1. Watch discount department stores for cotton balls. Often times they are less than a dollar for a bag. Buy extras to use for crafting! 2. Save cardboard tube for craft projects such as these. 3. Cotton balls glue onto surfaces very easily making them a great medium for small children.

How to make it

  1. Wrap chenille stems around the cardboard tube and twist in place, one at each end. These will be your lamb's legs.
  2. Coat the entire cardboard tube with dots of white glue. Cover with cotton balls.
  3. Wad up one of the pieces of scrap paper and insert it inside the tube. Wad up the second paper and leave about an inch or so sticking out one end for the head. Inserting this paper gives you something to put glue on.
  4. Add glue to the end of the cardboard tube where the tail would be. You should have enough paper in the tube that you can now apply glue to this end and cover it with cotton balls.
  5. Cut a square from black felt (about 4" x 4") and wrap it around the paper wad sticking out of the cardboard tube. This is the head. Tuck in the ends of the felt and glue in place. Glue more cotton balls around the neck.
  6. Cut two triangles from black felt and glue to the top of the head for the ears.
  7. Glue two wiggle eyes onto the face.
  8. Glue black pom pom to the rear end for the tail.
  9. Cut a simple bow tie from purple felt and glue to the front of the lamb under chin area.
  10. Trim the ends of the chenille stems if needed to help your lamb balance.