We glued short lengths of wool to a picture of a woolly mammoth and finished it off with googly eyes.

You will need:

  • Outline drawings of a mammoth
  • Wool or any yarn
  • Glue (PVA best, though glue sticks will probably do)
  • Scissors that can cut the yarn
  • Googly eyes
  • Coloured pens, pencils or crayons (optional)

Chop up the wool into short lengths, I would suggest no more than 1cm long. Rather than painstakingly cutting single lengths, I simply took a long length of wool, scrunched it up in my hand and then snipped off small chunks. (If you want to use the whole of a small ball of wool you can chop the whole thing up at once.)

The children should stick on googly eyes and then apply glue to the picture and stick wool all over the mammoth’s body to make it nice and shaggy. If they can avoid making the tusks woolly so much the better.

Story:Woolly WoollySam Childs; Scholastic 2013WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle BooksBookFinderHive.co.uk