This little lamb makes nice craft for kids

By Kathy Antoniotti

Akron Beacon Journal

Jack Foley Horkheimer, executive director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium at the Miami Science Museum, has the answers to how the stars link to mythology and folk lore.

Horkheimer is the writer, creator and host of "Star Gazer," a weekly TV series about astronomy on Public Broadcasting Stations for more than 30 years. Visit Horkheimer on the Web at or check local PBS stations to see whether the show is broadcast in your area.

Make a lamb to represent the constellation Aries with directions I found at (I modified the directions for our use.)



Cardboard tube.

Cotton balls.

1-1/2-inch and 1/2-inch black or brown pompoms.

Scrap of black felt.

Scrap of blue felt.

2 black chenille stems.

Scrap paper.


White craft glue.

2 small wiggle eyes.


Wrap stems around the cardboard tube and twist in place, one at each end, for legs.

Coat the entire tube with white glue and cover with cotton balls.

Wad a piece a scrap paper large enough to fit tightly inside the tube. Cover with glue and cotton balls. Glue a small black pompom on the end for a tail.

On the opposite end, place a line of glue to hold a medium pompom just inside the tube for the head. Glue wiggle eyes in place.

Make two small triangles for ears out of scrap felt and glue on either side of the head.


Cut out a bow tie from blue felt and glue to the front of the lamb below the head.

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