There is no lovelier sight than a English spring meadow full of cute little lambs. We now have them in the house and garden too, and so can you! All you need is a couple of corks (something I always seem to have – glug!), a few matchsticks, and some yarn.
Gather your bits and pieces. Take one cork and cut it in half, then cut one of those halves into 2 semi circles. Paint all your pieces and 4 of the matchsticks.
Wind the yarn around the whole cork, and stick a little to one end (the front). Use a Bradawl to make 4 holes to slot the legs into.
Stick the head pieces together, and use a half matchstick to attach the head to the body (using the Bradawl to again make the holes). We also used a slither of cork to make a tail. Stand back and admire your cute little lamb!
Why not make a whole farmyard of little cork animals – we’re planning on trying pigs next! If you enjoyed this craft tutorial and want some more recycled craft inspiration, why not check out our Making a Bottle Garden and Recycled Magazine Basket posts.