Festive Sheep Landscape Painting

A Nineteenth Century painting of sheep in a field beneath a cloudy sky
A photo of circular pieces of bubblewrap on a dark background
A child's painting of sheep on black paper, made by printing white paint with bubblewrap

Create your own Thomas Sidney Cooper inspired festive sheep scene.


You will need:

  • A piece of black card or paper
  • Scissors
  • Bubble wrap
  • White paint
  • A paintbrush



1. Cut your bubble wrap into simple circles. 

2. Lightly apply some white paint to the raised side of your circles.

3. Paint side down, place them on your black card to print your own Sidney Thomas Cooper sheep!

4. Using your paintbrush, apply some features to your sheep. We have added a Christmas star to our painting too!

5. You can easily create a starry sky by carefully flicking your paintbrush over your painting.

(TIP: Hold your paintbrush like a pencil, and use your middle finger to flick the paint from the bristles!)


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