One of the perks of being a parent is being able to indulge yourself in childish things without being called out on it! You can play on the playground or eat an ice cream sundae for dinner or watch cartoons. You just need to be sure other kids are around, otherwise, people may look at you funny! My dad was a huge fan of cartoons and as a kid, my siblings and I would spend Saturday mornings watching our favorites with him. When my oldest nephew was little, we had a favorite stop motion animated series, the British ‘Wallace and Gromit’. We wore out our fair share of those episodes! If you are not familiar with that duo, you may be more aware of the movie Chicken Run, which was developed from the same folks. Regardless, the stop motion animation is beloved by all ages and their upcoming film Shaun The Sheep is going to be one of THE best family movies this summer!! In honor of this much-anticipated family movie, we just *had* to make a fun little something to snack on. These little edible Shaun the Sheep Movie Marshmallows are almost too cute to eat. Almost! BUT, they’ll help us pass the time until the film opens in the US- the film already opened in the UK and is SO beloved by critics and fans alike! I am already smitten with the film and have only seen previews!
Shaun The Sheep Movie Marshmallows
Giant marshmallows (body)
Regular marshmallows (head)
Black fondant (face and ears)
Candy eyes (eyes)
Fruit punch pull and peel licorice(arms and legs)
Pink candy confetti (nose)
White chocolate (acts as glue)
1. Start by pulling apart your licorice for the arms and legs (you will only need the purple) tie knots at the end of each piece (for the arms I kept in one long piece (3) and for the legs I did 6 seperate pieces
2. Take a small piece of black fondant and roll flat
3. Using a knife cut out 3 triangles for heads, then cut the pointy tips off
7. Place smaller marshmallow on top of larger marshmallow with licorice arms in between and “glue” together
8. Turn your marshmallow sheep upside down and “glue” on licorice legs
9. Once the white white chocolate glue is hardened turn your sheep right side up and begin “gluing” on face and ears
10. Your adorable sheep is ready to enjoy!
***A spin off of the Wallace and Gromit series was ‘Shaun The Sheep’, who was introduced in the 1995 Wallace and Gromit short film ‘A Close Shave’ and again in 2002 in ‘Cracking Contraptions’. In 2007, ‘Shaun The Sheep’ was put in charge of his own flock and the series was broadcast in over 180 countries. Shaun the Sheep thinks and acts like a person in a barnyard, which usually gets him into trouble. The farmer’s sheepdog, Bitzer, tries to keep Shaun and his friends out of trouble. The farmer is oblivious to the humanlike features of his flock, who are like one big, happy family. A feature-length film, titled Shaun The Sheep Movie, was released in Britain in March and will be coming to a USA theater near “ewe” on August 5, 2015!
In the movie, Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. The movie has already gotten great reviews, all which can be seen on the Rotten Tomatoes page for the film. Follow Shaun The Sheep on Pinterest.
Get ready to enter an Instagram Sweepstakes which leads up to a fun #ShaunTheSheepFlock Twitter party on Wednesday, August 5th, from 4-5pm PST (7-8pm EST). You can participate and be entered for a chance to win great prizes!
Beat that summer boredom with these adorable and free Shaun the Sheep printables. Kids can also draw an original picture, create a video or even make a crafty model inspired by Shaun! Want to catch a glimpse of the movie before it hits a theater near “ewe”? Check out this hilarious trailer!
Do EWE love sheep like we do? Make some adorable sheep cupcakes!
This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Shaun The Sheep blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
- Giant marshmallows (body)
- Regular marshmallows (head)
- Black fondant (face and ears)
- Candy eyes (eyes)
- Fruit punch pull and peel licorice(arms and legs)
- Pink candy confetti (nose)
- White chocolate (acts as glue)
- Start by pulling apart your licorice for the arms and legs (you will only need the purple) tie knots at the end of each piece (for the arms I kept in one long piece (3) and for the legs I did 6 seperate pieces
- Take a small piece of black fondant and roll flat
- Using a knife cut out 3 triangles for heads, then cut the pointy tips off
- For your ears, cut 6 longer skinnier triangles and shape the edges with your fingers
- Melt 1/2 cup white chocolate chips to use as a glue
- With a tooth pick “glue” on eyes and pink confetti nose
- Place smaller marshmallow on top of larger marshmallow with licorice arms in between and “glue” together
- Turn your marshmallow sheep upside down and “glue” on licorice legs
- Once the white white chocolate glue is hardened turn your sheep right side up and begin “gluing” on face and ears
- Your adorable sheep is ready to enjoy!