How to Make Your Own Wooly Sheep Toy

I made this wooly Sheep toy for my kids. I used the tools that were available to me the best I knew how. If you have a cnc machine or a better way to try please do and send me a picture of your projects. 

sheep

Tools and Materials

  • Wood (I used Oak) I wouldn’t use a soft wood incase the kids put the toy in their mouth.
  • Wood dowel (I used 3/8″)

I used a hand me down Dremel scroll saw and i do not recommend it.

Directions

  1. I drew out a picture of a sheep onto white copy paper
  2. I used kids glue to glue it onto a piece of oak scrap wood
  3. I used my scroll saw then bandsaw to cut the sheep out
  4. I used a drill press to cut holes in the sheep
  5. I cut a dowl at an angle and then cut a straight line in the end with a bandsaw
  6. Sanded the sheep and dowl all over
  7. I used mineral oil to finish the sheep and dowl pen
  8. I threaded wool yarn through the dowl and let my son string it through the holes

check out some of my other videos – Kitchen Organization or Montessori Bed

Tips:

Bolt your machine down

Wax the work surface

Use contact paper

Bigger legs or no legs on the sheep (my son broke one instantly)

Use very sharp quality blades

Make sure to oil the holes very liberally

This week was so fun for me! I teamed up with 6 other amazing bloggers to do a Multi-Media DIY Challenge! I used wood and yarn for my 2 mediums. Please check out their amazing projects and post your own on Instagram using #diyprojectchallenge

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9 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Wooly Sheep Toy

    1. Emory Farm

      You can do either way. You can tie it and use it as decor or change the yarn and do different colors. So far he’s done grey and white. He really likes threading it.

  1. Erin Nutter

    I love that you are adding videos to your posts! So cool. Great idea for how to incorporate wood and another material. These DIY challenges are so fun!

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