This is a very easy craft of a lamb or sheep that the youngest child will enjoy, and
makes a beautiful keepsake.
The sheep and its young, the lamb is a favorite farm animal. It is also an opportunity to discuss the shepherd who takes care of the sheep. Review the themes at the top of the page to expand the learning activities.
- white paper or card stock
- coloring tools
- Optional: strands of wool yarn, or cotton balls
Optional: In all options below your choice of pasting cotton balls, a bit of
cotton batting, or strands of wool yarn over the body
template. Glue head on top.
Option 1: Trace the hand on the bottom area of the template. Optional: Color or paint the templates. For example, color black or a dark gray for a Baa, Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme theme. Cut out and assemble as indicated on the template.
Option 2: Trace the hand on black construction paper, cut out. Color the template pieces, cut out and assemble.
Option 3: Use paint to make a handprint on sturdy paper, wait to dry or use a hair dryer to speed up the process, cut out and assemble the body and head.
If it is a very small toddler hand, the templates will be too big. Have them glue cotton balls directly on the handprint's palm area and draw eyes and mouth on the thumb area.
- Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.
Template Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
Other decorations and ideas for the craft:
- The lamb's fur is used to produce the yarn for wool. Cut small pieces of knitting yarn and glue to the swirls on the head.
- Glue plastic wiggly eyes over the eyes in the template.
- Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to back to use as decoration or ornament.
- Puppet: Glue the craft to a craft stick for an instant puppet.
Complimentary alphabet printable activities:
shepherd or sheep