Do you love doing hand print crafts with your little ones?
Maybe you’re like me and you’ve even kept a few to look back on and reminisce about when the kids were little.
This adorable hand print sheep craft is one preschooler Easter craft that I am definitely keeping.
When it comes to kid crafts, hand print crafts are always popular with toddlers and preschoolers.
This sheep craft was the perfect companion to our hand print chick craft.
Hand Print Sheep Craft
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- Construction Paper
- Cotton Balls
- Craft Glue
Trace your child’s hand on craft paper and cut it out.
I originally planned on using black paper for the sheep’s bodies, making them look like the real thing. But I am a firm believer in letting kids own their craft, and my daughter wanted a pink sheep.
The thumb will become your sheep’s head, and the other 4 fingers will be legs.
Draw an eye, and if desired a smile and nose, on the sheep’s head.
Rip up cotton balls into 3-4 pieces each (my daughter loved doing this), and glue them onto the palm portion of the hand print to make the sheep’s wool.
Let your sheep craft dry and then hang it up for everyone to enjoy.
Of course, no girl sheep is complete without a bow, so Peanut added one to each of her little sheep.
These hand print sheep make a cute spring craft.
They are also a fun toddler or preschooler Easter craft
Have fun crafting with your little one this spring!
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I really like those – and the bow is just lovely.
Thanks! The little girl has to girly up her stuff a bit! 🙂
maggy, red ted art says
Those are adorable. So lovely.
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
Maggy & Alissa
Thanks – they had fun doing them and they turned out cuter than I thought they would at first.
Christine Horvath says
This is a cute activity. Another alternative that I do with my kids during occupational therapy is to use the white reinforcing hole stickers as their curly wool… and to push the task even further I have the kids practice making circles on the rings with a pencil or marker prior to sticking on… makes some nice colorful sheep in a meadow! have fun!
What a great use for paper reinforcers! I’m sure we have a bunch left over from my husband’s high school days…
Lannie Harris says
I’ve made “I Love Ewe’s”. I fold card stock in half and we make the sign for ‘I love you’, tracing the hand with the wrist on the fold. That makes two palms to “wool”. Glue and tie the thumbs together and it will stand up.
How cute! We made sheep with hand prints, but I love the idea of “love ewe’s”…
Krista Low says
These are super cute! My kids will have a hay day making these 🙂 A Very fun Easter project!
Omgoodness these are sooo precious!! What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I am definitely going to do this with my little one at some point!
They turned out so cute I kept last year’s…. It’s fun to compare the size of the hands as they grow!
Melinda--Marshmallow Mudpie says
What a sweet idea!
Thanks; they turned out so cute I couldn’t part with them last year!
Cute sheep crafts. I love the pink bows.
Thanks — my daughter loves to put bows on her “girl” crafts!
These are adorable! My youngest made a turkey in school with her hand, but I didn’t think about doing a sheep – what a great idea. I will have to show her this when she gets home, I am sure she will want to do this over the weekend! I may need to get cotton balls tho.
I buy lot’s of construction paper at the store when we go since she uses a lot. But we are fortunate that we can walk to the Crayola store if we run out of things 🙂
Cotton balls are one of those fun things for kids to work with.
Today mine got a hold of a handful and used them as snowballs. 🙂
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above says
This is such a cute craft idea. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
We hope to see you there.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Thank you so much for the invitation! I will have to stop by and see all the links… I missed it this time around!
Lanaya @ Raising Reagan says
That is super cute!
Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂
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Awesome! Thank you! Have a great weekend!
Such a sweet spring craft for the little ones! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
Thank you for hosting such a fun link up!
Thank you so much for featuring it! 🙂
Ritchil Shafer (Cheng and 3 Kids) says
What a fun craft for the kids! My little boy would love this. Thanks for sharing!
Years later it is still one of my favorite ones we’ve done! (And, yes, I still have their original sheep!)
Lucas & Grace say – This is fab. We are really interested in the Chinese New Year. We run a weekly linky over at KidGLloves called Mini Creations and this would be a fab addition. We open every Wednesday morning. We’d love for you to link up 🙂 #minicreations