So I’m feeling guilty that I haven’t actually put up a craft lately.
I saw that someone found my page via a search engine search for “How to make a toilet paper roll sheep”. Hey, where there’s a need, and all that. (waves to the searcher!)
And here you have…a really, really badly crafted toilet paper roll sheep.
I used 1 toilet paper roll, a bunch of cotton balls (torn in half), 1 long pipe cleaner (cut in four), 2 googly eyes, some cotton batting, 1 small piece of black felt for the face and a little more for the ears. Also 1 piece of cardboard to seal up the hind quarters…
Here ya go… I’ll put “tips on how to do a better job than me” at the end.
First off, I want you to scan the pictures closely. Notice the intense craftsmanship which I use to make and assemble every piece. How carefully I cut things out, how each piece is lovingly, carefully crafted to make this toilet paper roll sheep the very best it can be. Why, I bet I could sell this thing on Etsy. Maybe THIS is the craft that will get me on the Martha Stewart show. Or Sesame Street. That would be awesome.
So, yeah, I didn’t add the face, the ears or the cardboard to this picture of what you’ll need. This ain’t Martha Stewart buddy. This ain’t even Rod Stewart, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Stewart or even Stuart Little….
The roll is actually too long. I cut a bit off. You may want to cut a bit more off than I did. My sheep seems extra long. Like a wienie-sheep. Yeah, that’s it…it’s a hybrid. THE WIENIE SHEEP! Oh wow, that reminds me. We were at this bluegrass festival while out in California this past weekend and it had those cool gourmet food trucks around it. Than and I wanted a hot dog. The name of the truck was “The Greasy Wiener”. Yeah. And I didn’t take a picture of it. They deep fry the hotdogs to cook them. My arteries hardened after the first bite. It was good….
Where was I?
I put the cotton stuffing in right here so the face can be stuck on it and stick out a bit from the body. I’m sure there’s a better way. But not in my world. trace the shape of the opening, cut it out and voila! That’s the face part.
Here’s the main thing I’d do differently. The legs. I would double up on the pipecleaner and just twist them together to make the legs sturdier. These legs are rather weak.
And that’s it. A truly badlycrafted toilet roll sheep. Go make one, but do a better job. I know you can do it!