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
4. For your ears, cut 6 longer skinnier triangles and shape the edges with your fingers
5. Melt 1/2 cup white chocolate chips to use as a glue
6. With a tooth pick “glue” on eyes and pink confetti nose
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!
Candy O says
OMG Brett these are SUPER CUTE!! We cannot wait to watch this movie. We are huge fans!
shelly peterson says
What a fun idea, these turned out super cute!
Your little marshmallows came out so perfect for Shaun the Sheep! My kids would love eating these and are so excited to see the movie.
These are too cute. I love the creative food ideas like this, my kids and I enjoy making fun items and must try this!
Scherrie D says
These are sooooooo cute…almost 2 cute to eat & they look super easy to make. Thanks for sharing, we will definitely have to try them out!
This is too stinking cute!! So innovative and this movie is probably just gonna be just as cute!
My kids and I love Shaun the Sheep. I bet they’d have a blast making those with me. Although, I will admit, I am very much NOT crafty. You have talent 🙂
I love this craft, it is adorable and yummy. I bet my kids are going to love trying it out. We also can’t wait for the movie!
Kim (TheKimSixFix) says
These are so cute for the kids!
Chrystal | YUM eating says
Oh gosh these are so cute. I am really excited to see the Shaun the Sheep movie. I saw the previews when we went to see Minions and it looks really cute.
I can’t believe you made those marshmallows! They are so cute. I can’t wait for the Shaun the Sheep movie to come out.
I’m in love with those marshmallow sheep! They are too cute. I know my kids would get a kick out of eating those themed treats.
Those marshmallows are ADORABLE! I love your creativity!
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
My daughter was just asking me about this movie today! Such a cute idea. I’m sure she’d love to try this.
How adorable are these! I really need to try this
Debbie Denny says
That is a fun treat. I have to see this one.
Liz Mays says
Oh those are just too adorable. I’m going to have to see this movie! It sounds like such an adventure.
These are way too cute to eat. They are perfect for a Shaun the Sheep party!
Elizabeth Lampman says
This looks like such a cute movie. My kids are going to love making these sheep treats.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Your little Shaun The Sheep Marshmallows are just too cute. I bet that movie is going to be really good, too.
Catherine S says
These are so cute and creative. This looks like a great movie. My niece will enjoy it.
These turned out so cute! I would have never thought to do something like this to celebrate the Shaun the Sheep movie.
These are the cutest marshmallows I have ever seen! We are so excited for this movie.
Andrea @ Momma in Flip Flops says
My family is so excited for this movie! I love that you created something that the older children would love to do when it comes to this movie. I have older children & toddlers so I appreciate crafts/things for both to do!! So cute!!
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says
Tee hee. These are adorable. Thanks for posting. Hello from Busy Monday.
This might be the cutest thing I have seen online all day! What a great idea! My kids love marshmallows and these would not be looking that cute for very long if we made them! Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty with us!
How freakin’ adorable are these? I have no idea who Shaun the sheep is but I’m going to go find out. I’m featuring these at our weekend features post with a link back to you. I can share when the post goes live if you’d like to share on social media. Love it!
These are adorable and so creative! Thanks for sharing them with us at Brag About It!
Noa Ambar Regev says
These sheep marshmallows are so cute!
Natalie Z says
we love shaun the sheep! Those marshmallows are so adorable!
These are adorable!! What a perfect treat! Awesome job!
I literally just saw the poster for this today! How creative are you I love this themed marshmellows for the movie!!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
Those Shaun The Sheep Movie Marshmallows are super stinkin cute! My niece and nephews would love those!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
This is a great craft for the kids. The sheep look so real I would feel guilty if I ate one.
Oh how adorable are these? Too cute. My kids would have a blast with them. The new way to play with your food 😉
So Cute! My kids love Shaun the Sheep 🙂
My kids would love to make those cupcakes. They sound so delicious and they are creative.
Those are too cute. I would love to make those for my kids.
Oh man those are adorable! My kiddos would get a big kick out of these.. So very cute.
Ha! The sheep are amazing. Pinning those baaaahhd boys! 🙂
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
It’s nice to see some people are keeping the claymation torch alive! It may seem outdated with CGI as advanced as it is,but there;s just something that feels more solid when you can tell they actually exist.
Oh my goodness. These are adorable. They are almost too cute to eat!
These are so adorable. We can’t wait to see this movie and these will be great along side it!
Marcie W. says
These are absolutely amazing! We have never seen the Shaun The Sheep based series Wallace and Gromit, but it all seems like one my children would find funny.
How cute!!! My boys would love those! I never thought of making something to go along with the movie! 🙂
Those are so cute! I have to make these for the kids.
Those are just too cute! I know it’d be a fun snack, plus a great way to bring the fun of the movie home.
Catherine S says
This is such a cute and fun idea. I love making crafts that you can eat when you are finished.
Lisa Joy Thompson says
I agree completely that being a parent means you get to do childish things! These marshmallows are beyond adorable. So creative.
Those are so cute! I love how great they came out. The use of fondat was a nice touch!
Lisa Ehrman says
These are adorable! Very charming sheep, and the movie looks good, too!
Melissa Pezza says
Those are just the cutest! I’ve got to make these with the kids. They’ll love it!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Those are absolutely adorable! They look so much like the movie. Great job!