Friday, July 26, 2013

Eid Mubarak Sheep Magnet

This adorable chalkboard Eid Mubarak Sheep Magnet is such a great addition to our Ramadan magnet wall on our refrigerator.  She is keeping the Crescent Moon Magnet company!

Please read through all the directions before you start as this is a long craft and does take a lot of drying times.  Allow extra time in your day to accommodate all the steps.

Box cutter
Self stick magnet
Chalkboard ornament
White acrylic paint
Black pen
Wood pieces: 1 large heart, 1 small heart, 3 petal shapes, 2 mini craft sticks
Wood glue

It's easier to start by cutting the wood sticks in half for the legs. Please have an adult do this part.  The sticks actually only took a tiny bit of pressure to cut halfway through, and then I just snapped them in half.  The part that you are cutting will be behind the sheep, so a clean cut is not necessary.
*Our chalkboard ornament also came with a ribbon loop that we used the box cutters to take off.

Paint all the wood pieces white.  And make sure to put newspaper down.  We forgot to grab it before we got started so that is why you don't see it on the supply list above :).  Wait for everything to dry.

A little note about the painters tape I put on the chalkboard: Don't do it.  Instead, find a small brush and help your child stay within the lines.  As you an see from the final pictures, the painter's tape tore off a lot of the chalkboard.  And that is why I took it off the supply list.

Place the smaller heart on top of the bigger heart and glue it upside down with wood glue in the upper right corner.  Take two of the petals and glue them behind the larger heart to look like ears.  Allow everything to dry.

Flip the sheep over and glue down the four legs and use the final petal for the tail in the opposite corner from the head.  Allow everything to dry.

Start drawing cursive 9s all over the body of the sheep.  Also draw them around the outer part of the large wood heart.

Draw two ovals for eyes and a large Y for the nose and mouth.  On the tail, place an extra large 9. For the hooves, you'll need a half circle with lines drawn inside of it.  That is all it takes!  Your sheep should be looking adorable at this point.

Place the self sticking magnet on the back of your sheep.

You can write a message on the magnet with chalk or you can paint a design on it.  We pulled out some pink stickers and wrote out the words since it was easiest :).

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