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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.


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Fluffy Sheep
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Make a sheep from wool... that makes sense

pompom Shaun the sheep


There's something ironic about making a sheep from wool, but it does have a certain obvious ring about it. This FREE download includes the template for the wool rings youíll need to make your pompom sheep and special image printouts (ready to be cut out) for the head and legs (lower down on this page). Don't worry if you don't have white or cream coloured wool, pompom sheep come in all the colours of the rainbow.
. . . You could make a whole farm of sheep, just like Gromitís friend Shaun and his gang, and whatís really cool about pompoms, is that you can really shear them (ok, trim them with scissors) to make them look as shorn as you want. Look what happened to our pompom sheep when we took our kitchen scissors to it! If you really want to make your pompom fluffy sheep look just like Shaun, before you stick the legs on your pompom sheep, have had a look at our latest advanced model of Shaun the Sheep. All you need is an old sock and a glue gun and your sheep will have a woolly jumper to keep him warm, just like Shaunís.

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pompom made from a plastic carrier bagAnd now you don't even need wool to make a pompom, so you can get going on this project right away! An orange sheep... I don't think so, but then plenty of plastic carrier bags come in white, and if you use a black bin liner (refuse sack) then you really could make the black sheep of the family. Yes, a great way to reuse those plastic grocery bags, is by using them to make your pompoms. If you tie off the pompom with more plastic bag, then you can still recycle the finished pompom as if it was a normal plastic bag. You can also use black, white or green dustbin liners, or sandwich bags, which come in a range of subtle colours. Plastic bag pompoms will work for any of the Funky Pompom projects on dadcando. To make them all you do is replace the wool steps with the plastic bag. To make it easier to thread, you might want to cut the bag into wide strips, but as long as you can thread the bag through the centre of the discs then it's ok. A plastic bag pompom has a glossy slippery finish that is much softer than you would imagine and is a good alternative to wool.


The pompom instructions and printable graphic templates are so simple to follow. They give amazing results and are available in either A4 or US Letter formats, just click on the size you need to download.

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why not upload a picture of your model to go here
We can't wait to see the pictures of what youíve made. Kids love it when the things you made together are published, so go on upload a picture of what you made. It's easy, just go to your dadcando My Page and upload your pictures into this project and we'll put one of them right here in the project picture gallery.

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Hawkgirldc's Fluffy Sheep
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birdbasket's Fluffy Sheep
Posted by birdbasket - I work with Preschool children at the library. We made these sheep the "right" way and then one little guy made his like this. Either way works for me!Spacer
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For most kids (boys and girls) paper folding (origami) starts with making a paper airplane. Folded out of any rectangular piece of paper (including paper money for those rich kids on the block) the paper plane is a fantastic thing. making stealth paper plane instructions It's so simple, a paper airplane will only take a minute to fold up, and yet it really does something when you've made it. Like riding a bike, you never really forget how to make a paper plane, but in case you have forgotten, or would like to try some new paper plane designs, you'll find the clearest instructions on dadcando, ready for you to teach a whole new generation of kids the pleasure of areo-engineering and flight dynamics from a simple sheet of paper.

making stealth paper plane instructions Use the awesome dadcando downloadable printables to make the coolest paper airplanes on the planet, see which design can fly the furthest, and if you have an idea for another colour pattern or even an alternative folding scheme, why not send it in to us and if it's good enough we'll put it up with the others, for everyone to enjoy. Click here to send us your plane designs.

making stealth paper plane instructions Have a look at these fantastic new templates . . .
the RAF Tornado GR4 , the Tornado F-3 and now for the first time, Concorde . All my kids could say was... "Cool, they look like real planes!" Build them and fly them in 5 minutes. Why wait for the kids to come home, unlock the big kid in you, itís the best kind of paper craft youíve ever seen.

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