This sheep craft is SO CUTE, and it’s such a fun craft for spring and Easter! Kids can make a fluffy sheep puppet covered in cotton balls, and then have even more fun putting on a puppet show!
Use simple craft supplies to make these cute and cuddly sheep. This craft comes together quickly and is SO EASY to make, especially when you use our free printable sheep templates!
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How to Make a Sheep Puppet
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Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.
Step 2: Cut out the parts of the sheep
- Print the sheep template (link in the list of materials above) onto white cardstock. Cut out the body, head, and ears of your choice.
- Bend the sheep body slightly and snip inside the circle. Then slide your scissors in the gap and cut out the circle. Repeat for the second one.Make sure that an adult does this step.
- Trace the head and ears onto black paper.
- Cut out the ears and head from the black paper.
Step 3: Add cotton balls to the sheep's body
- Add glue to the body of the sheep. Try to spread out the glue so it's not too thick, and make sure there are no bare areas.
- Grab a cotton ball and rip it in half. Pull on the sides of the cotton ball to fluff it up.
- Place the stretched out cotton ball onto the sheep body. We found it easiest to start on the outside.
- Continue stretching out cotton balls and gluing them on until the entire sheep body is covered. You can rip the cotton balls into smaller pieces if needed.
Step 4: Make the sheep's face and attach it
- Use glue tape to attach the ears to the sheep head at a bit of an angle.Check where you'd like the ears to be and only add the glue tape to that small area (where the ears and head will overlap).
- Attach googly eyes to the sheep head with glue tape.
- Draw a nose at the bottom of the sheep head, using a white or silver paint pen. (A white crayon would also work well.)
- Attach the head to the side of the sheep's body with glue tape.Again, check where you want the head to go and only add the tape where necessary (some of the head will stick up above the body, and you don't want that part to be sticky).
- Your sheep craft is complete!
- If ripping the cotton balls is too difficult, just use the whole cotton ball! It doesn’t look quite as much like wool, but it’s definitely still nice and fluffy!
- Don’t want to make a puppet? Simply leave the finger holes uncut and then cut out legs from the black paper.
Grab the free printable template here:
Click the links below to open the PDF templates. Then print one or both of them onto 8.5 x 11 inch (letter size) paper.
Do I have to use the sheep template?
Our printable sheep templates make this sheep craft really easy to make, but you definitely don’t have to use the template if you don’t want. Simply draw a cloud shape for the sheep’s body, an egg-like shape for the head, and ovals (or pointed ovals!) for the ears.
What can I use to draw on black paper?
We used a silver paint pen to write on the black paper. If you have a white or metallic paint pen, they work really well! A silver Sharpie marker would also do the job.
You can also use a white crayon, white or lighter coloured gel pens, or even colored pencils, to write on black paper!
What if I don’t have white cardstock?
If you don’t have white cardstock, you can cut out the body shape on the template and trace it onto a cereal box. You need some kind of heavy paper or cardboard to make this craft. Unfortunately white paper is too flimsy to hold the cotton balls.
How else can I decorate my sheep craft?
Instead of cotton balls, use white poms poms, shredded paper, packing peanuts, or anything else you can think of that will look like fluffy wool. You could even cut out little bits of yarn or paint bubble wrap white for some fun texture!
This sheep craft is such a cute Easter craft, but it’s also perfect for Sunday School or a farm studies unit at school. Make a fluffy sheep craft using cotton balls, or leave them off for a simple paper craft. So easy!
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