Sheep Crafts for Sunday School
These sheep crafts for Sunday School are such a great way to teach so many of the lessons from the Bible to the kids at church. Share a Bible story, and then make a craft together. Hands on activities help a child internalize the lessons learned. Plus they will go home with a reminder of what they learned in Sunday School that will last them all week long and beyond.
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The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Of course, the most common story about sheep that we often hear from the Bible is the parable of the lost sheep. There are several versions of this throughout the gospels in the News Testament. For children, the best version to read straight from the Bible is the one found in Luke 15:1-10. It’s a beautiful story of how Jesus cares for ALL in his flock and will never leave us or foresake us.
And there have been many authors that have taken that beautiful Bible story and turned into picture books for you to share with the kids in your Sunday School class. Here are some of our favorites…
Sheep Crafts for Church
And now for the adorable sheep crafts for Sunday School that you can pair with any Bible story about sheep. Each one is even cuter than the one before 🙂
*For each of these, you can choose to cut the pieces out in advance or have the kids cut them out themselves. When needed, there is a free sheep craft template included in the original post that the images and titles link to. If you’re having the kids do the cutting, be sure to print enough templates for each kid to have their own.
Paper Plate Sheep Craft
This is a simple craft to put together and should take about 10 minutes or so. If you don’t want to get out the paint, you can use crayons or markers instead to color the face of your sheep. Be aware that the glue for the cotton balls will take some drying time.
Painted Sheep Craft
Again for this craft, even though it’s called a painted sheep, you can use markers or crayons instead of paint if you prefer. Though, if you do decide to use paint, just encourage the kids to make a light coat. It dries rather quickly. Don’t forget to grab the free template to make crafting easier.
Sheep with Wiggly Ears
This cotton ball sheep craft is best for kids that are a little bit older unless you have lots of adult hands around to help out. It takes a little bit of maturity to get the mechanism in the back tied correctly so that when you pull the string the ears flap up and down. Though when it’s done, it’s so completely worth it and oh so cute!
Newspaper Sheep Craft
You can choose to make this newspaper sheep craft using pages with basic black print or the comics. Each gives the sheep a unique look. If you are using the printed pages, choose ones that have no pictures or large titles, and (I think this goes without saying) don’t use the obituaries.
Popsicle Stick Sheep Craft
If you choose this sheep craft for Sunday School, prepare as many popsicle stick triangles as you have kids in your class ahead of time. Let them sit overnight so that the glue has plenty of time to dry. Also, we used paint for our frame, but you can choose to use markers or crayons (or even paint sticks) instead so that there isn’t any wait time.
Easy Sheep Craft for Kids
This one is my favorite of our sheep craft ideas. It requires only a few craft supplies and is not at all messy. I love how the washi tape adds such a cute design to the sheep’s legs. Don’t you think? And you can also add a little heart to the body of the sheep if you’d like a little more color and personality.
The instructions say to use Elmer’s glue to add the head to the body, but if you really don’t want to have any wait time you can choose to use glue dots instead. They are super sticky and will adhere to the yarn. Here’s where you can find the glue dots and some washi tape that is perfect for these sheep…
Alternate Tellings of the Parable of the Lost Sheep
While researching for this article, I came across this sweet book that takes the lessons from the parable of the lost sheep and changes up the story a bit. It’s about a squirrel names Maizey and her favorite toys. And it shares the parable in such a unique way. The story is told in this book…
It just so happens we have the perfect squirrel craft for this story too. You will see that our squirrel is holding an acorn, but you can change it up to be holding a small toy instead to go with the story.
Paper Bag Squirrel Craft
I also came across this version of the parable which called “Jimmy’s Lost Bug”. It’s so cute, and I have a few choices of crafts that you could make to go with this version of the story also. First, here’s where you can get the book…
Then choose a bug craft from this collection…
or from our amazing ebook filled with 13 Super Cool Bug Crafts made from paper plates…
or even this super simple Firefly Puppet…
However you choose to tell the story, it’s definitely one that you’re going to want to revisit over and over again. Maybe you’ll choose a different approach and craft each time you share it in your Sunday School class. I know that the kids are going to absolutely love the experience and go away feeling loved.