Create this cute little sheep craft for a fun Easter inspired activity.
The Easter holiday is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than to incorporate a bit of customary tradition into a fun kid-friendly project.
Easter and the Lamb
When we think of Easter, we think of cute cotton-tailed bunnies, brightly colored eggs in baskets, and lovely little lambs. All of these Easter icons represent the beginning of an exciting new life, in one form or another.
Most of the Easter customs we know of today have come from ancient religious rituals and superstitions from long ago. So, what is the significance of the wooly sheep?
Across the world, the little lamb is a common symbol of Easter for a few reasons. Seen as a sacrifice, the sheep itself is a symbol of resurrection, purity, and forgiveness.
In order to begin fresh, new, and with virtue, the sheep is presented as a sign of a renewed life. Because of this, the lamb has been a long-standing traditional feast in many households on Easter day.
In addition, it was commonly believed that if one met a sheep, especially around Easter time, it was seen as a lucky omen.
Make a Wooly Sheep Craft
Now that we all know how and why lovely little lambs are a part of the Easter holiday, lets craft some of our own kid friendly sheep to celebrate with.
Using some craft sticks that we have painted, we added a few cotton balls, q-tips, and googly eyes with a little bit of glue to hold them together.
This colorful duo of craft stick sheep are super adorable. Not only are they a pleasure to look at, but they also make great puppet characters for an Easter-themed play or whatever else you can think of.
How will you and your kids have fun with your newly crafted sheep sticks?
Time: 20 minutes
- Craft sticks
- Googly eyes
- Paint the craft sticks and let dry.
- Carefully cut the q-tips into smaller pieces. We cut in thirds in discarded the middle piece. The cotton ends will be the ears of the sheep. Adults might want to pre-cut these for the little ones.
- Glue on the googly eyes toward the top of the craft stick, leaving room for the ears and “hair”.
- Above the eyes, glue on the q-tip ears.
- Pull apart some cotton balls and glue a small piece over the ears (for the “hair”).
- Glue a bunch of pieces in the middle of the stick for the body of the sheep. The more you add the fluffier your little lamb will be.
- Let dry, and there you have it: An Easter stick sheep.
Show Us Your Sheep Craft!
We’d love to see how your sheep craft turned out! Snap a picture and tag us on Instagram @ThatKidsCraftSite! We can’t wait to celebrate you!