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How to Make a Sheep Prop

By Sarah Davis

Things Needed

  • Cardboard (sized for the prop)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Paint brush
  • White paint
  • Black paint
  • Pink paint
Props can make theatrical plays look more believable.

Making a sheep prop can be easy and fun because it can be made from materials that are simple to use. Decorating the sheep prop involves coloring, painting and decorating, which can prove to be quite the good time. Sheep props can be made out of almost any material, but the simplest material to use is cardboard. Using cardboard as the prop material is one of the best ways for kids to do most of the work without having to do anything too difficult.

Lay the cardboard out flat and draw the outline of the sheep on the cardboard with the pencil. Pencils work best because you can erase any mistakes that are made while drawing.

Trace the outline and physical features of the sheep with the black marker to give the sheep more definition.

Use the scissors to cut along the outline of the sheep.

Draw two right triangles the same height as the sheep prop’s legs. Cut the triangles out. They will be used to keep the prop standing.

Glue the right triangles to the back of the sheep’s legs. Let the glue dry overnight to make sure the triangles are secured to the prop.

Paint the sheep prop using the paint brush and white, black and pink paint. Use the white paint to color the sheep’s wool. The black is used for the hooves, nose and the eyes. The pink paint is used for the ears and face.

Tip

Use new cardboard, because cardboard that is old, bent or damaged will make it difficult to keep the prop standing.

Warning

Be careful when cutting with scissors. Misuse could result in injury.

About the Author

Sarah Davis has been a culinologist since 1998. She has worked in the offices and labs of Burger King, Tyson Foods and Cargill developing and writing recipes. She currently owns WISH Events in Atlanta. She and her husband also buy homes to rejuvenate and resell. Davis holds degrees from Johnson and Wales University in culinary arts and the University of Georgia in food science.