What happens when you mix a bunch of little kids, several spray bottles of Kool-Aid, and a flock of sheep? The story is told by Jasper, age three...
Before you catch your lamb you need to prepare your paint.
Unsweetened Kool-Aid™ works really well for painting lambs (except grape and lemonade).
Black cherry paints maroon, lemon lime comes out green and raspberry is blue. Those are the best flavors to use. I’m not sure why raspberry is blue, but it’s a very nice blue. Orange is orange and cherry and strawberry make light pink.
Mix ten packages of the same color of Kool Aid™ in two cups of water. Pour it into a hand sprayer.
Hang the spray bottle on the fence so it will be ready when you need it.
Be careful not to spray a grownup by accident. They don’t think it’s funny."
How to Paint a Sheep is the first in the Little Lamb Library, a series of picture books written by Joan Jarvis Ellison (that's me). For a step by step guide on how to paint a sheep, buy a copy of the book for the kids in your life at the Northcroft store on this blog or at the Mercantile on Main in Pelican Rapids, MN. With this book, as Jasper says, "... seven easy steps. Next time you get invited to a sheep painting party, you'll know what to do. In fact, if you live in the country, you could even get your own sheep to paint."