This cotton ball sheep craft would be perfect for a number of sheep-related Bible stories including the Lost Sheep (Luke 15), The Good Shepherd (John 10), or even Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd). We actually used the sheep project when we were talking about Jesus being the Lamb of God (John 1:29).
What You Need:
- Small (cheap) paper plates
- Cotton Balls
- Little feet and faces for sheep
What You Do:
You’ll probably want to prep by making little black legs and sheep heads ahead of time. I actually had some materials left over from our Sheep Story Time in the Park, so less work for me! You can find a template for the feet and face over at Spoonful, though I actually used these Shaun the sheep faces from Hello Little House.
Have kids glue cotton balls to the paper plate and then add the face and feet when they are finished. In the project pictured above, we actually ran out of paper plates (how does that happen?), so I used a bowl and drew on the legs instead. Whatever works, right?
When we were working on this in Children’s Church, someone got the idea of adding a bit of color to the sheep. We had a little extra time, so we decorated, though I guess theologically, that goes against the “lamb without blemish or spot” premise. Hmm…
Color those sheep!
A few sheep ended up REALLY fluffy!
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