Introduction: Agreeable Sheep

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An animated paper model to download and make. Turn the handle on the Agreeable Sheep and she agrees with everything you say.
"Will it be sunny today?" Yes!
"Are you hungry?" Yes!
"Does my bum look big in this?" Probably best not to ask. 

Download the pdf file which contains all the parts.
Print out the parts onto thin card (230 micron / 67lb) Notice that the pages are marked front and back. Print out one side, flip the card over and return it to the printer before printing the other side.
Score along the dotted lines and cut out the holes before carefully cutting out the pieces.

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Fold up the two triangular sections on the box sides to make right angled triangles.

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Glue the two box halves together.

Glue on the lid. Note that the hole in the box top goes to the front of the model.

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Fold the two flaps on the base down and glue them into place.

Fold in and glue the four vertical flaps to form triangular tubes one of which is arrowed above.

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Fold up and glue together the body inner. Glue it to the inside of the body in the position shown.

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Fold round and glue down the other side of the body.

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Fold up and assemble the head.

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Glue the tab on the neck to the inside of the head.

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Fold the coin holder round a single 20mm diameter coin roughly 4 grams in weight (One UK Penny is perfect for the job)

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Glue the penny to the inside of the cam follower then glue the cam follower closed.

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Assemble the push rod tube. Glue the large tab on the end of the push rod to the inside of the cam follower so that the edge is lined up with the edge of the cam follower arrowed above.

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Thread the push rod up through the hole in the top of the box then glue the tab on the back of the cam follower to the back of the box as shown above.

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Fold of the cam to make double thickness card then carefully cut it out.

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Assemble the axle and thread the cam onto it gluing it down onto the grey areas.

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Thread the axle into the box lining up the green ends.

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Assemble the handle in three steps. Fold up the two square sections. Glue one section into the other. Roll round and glue down the long tab.

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Glue the washers to the axle then glue the handle into place.

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Glue the push rod to the head so that the crease in the tab lines up with the end of the neck tab arrowed.

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Glue the four feet to the box using the grey pads for alignment.

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Complete the model by gluing the neck to the front of the body. Turn the handle to see the sheep nod.
Now that wasn't so bad was it?

What do you mean, "Yes"?

Check out for loads of other paper animations


Xolin (author)2012-05-17

Ewe can lambast me if ewe like, but I believe people wool flock to make this sheep, wether they be old mutton or spring lamb...

bburke37 made it! (author)2017-08-26

Thanks, really enjoy your builds

ConnieMoonCone (author)2016-03-24

My first try was a mess, but then I enlarged all the cut outs and they were easier to work with. Also, these instructions are the best I've seen - thanks!

Barbara Pevafersa (author)2015-01-19

Brilliant, very clever.

curly gurly (author)2014-11-15

Omg that's adorable! :)

aborah made it! (author)2014-07-19

Was not so easy, but did it. Happy - both dad & kid! Great Instructable.

DUO0037 (author)2013-09-20

Cool! Is all I can say.

MicioGatta (author)2013-06-23

LOL! Really cute!

Bare Conductive (author)2012-09-04

Wow! That sheep is amazing! Just came across it while checking out the papercraft challenge. Definitely gonna try and hack one using Bare Paint to see if I can make it's eyes light on and off!

wcghha (author)2012-06-28

Pretty awesome instructable!!!
I took some hours to work it out,eh..not very like yours though..
anyway, I like you sheep verymuch, good job!

craftknowitall (author)2012-05-31

I knew you would win first Place, and I was right. Congratulations on 1st place in Schoomaroo's Paper Challenge.

robives (author)2012-05-31

Thanks for the congratulations, I'm very excited about winning :-)

rrkrose (author)2012-05-31

Great instructable! Congrats on 1st place in Scoochmaroo's papercraft challenge!

poofrabbit (author)2012-05-31

Well done on winning Scoochmaroo Papercraft Challenge!!

kidbullitt (author)2012-05-27

is step 10 backwards???

Let Me Knit (author)2012-05-22

I made this yesterday for my 2 year old son. He was squealing "Sheep! Sheep!" for ages while we were playing with it. Thanks for such a geat project - the instructions were fantastic and easy to follow (but is it meant to have te same photo for step 11 and step 16?).

robives (author)Let Me Knit2012-05-22

I'm delighted that you have enjoyed this Instrucatable. I've fixed the picture on step 16. Thanks for pointing it out. Rob

paulinha_03 (author)2012-05-21

meu filhinho vai adorar! genial sua ideia, parabens.

binario (author)2012-05-21

Hi Rob! I follow you on your website, it is nice finding you here! Your sheep is very funny!

lovethebackwoods (author)2012-05-20

This is really sweet! I am always looking for things like this for my students. School got out three days ago; now I can hardly wait for fall! Thanks.

yes really awesome
its cute

Philisawesome (author)2012-05-20

HAHA thats awesome!

alien sailor (author)2012-05-20

I think I need a flock!

bethmwl (author)2012-05-20

That is the cutest thing!!

remywithsharks (author)2012-05-17

this is friggin' adorable. props.

robives (author)remywithsharks2012-05-18


ChrysN (author)2012-05-17

Cute, I love when they move.

poofrabbit (author)2012-05-17

Oh this is so darn cute!! Nice job!

scoochmaroo (author)2012-05-17

This makes me so very happy.

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