DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Heart Lamb Paper Craft

heart lamb paper craftContributed by Leanne Guenther

The heart lamb paper craft is for children to cut and paste and is suitable for lots of different themes including nursery rhymes like Little Bo Peep and Mary Had a Little Lamb, Bible stories like The Parable of the Lost Sheep, March weather (in like a lion, out like a lamb), Valentine's Day and farm animals.

Tip 1:  Include the message "My warm and snuggly friend!"

Tip 2:  Glue the heart animal paper craft to the front of a folded over piece of construction paper or a doily to make a cute Valentine's Day card.

Tip 3:  Purchase fancy paper from the scrapbooking store and print the B&W version onto this for an extra fancy Heart Animal.

Tip 4:  Scotch tape a straw or popsicle stick to the bottom to make a lamb puppet.

Tip 5:  Glue a small piece of sandpaper on the back to make a felt board character.

Tip 6:  Cut construction paper into 4 inch wide strips as long as you can make them.  Tape two together to make even longer.  Measure around child's head to make a construction paper 'crown'.  Glue Heart Animal to front of the crown to make a Valentine's Day hat.



heart lamb craft instructionsGlue the body pieces together (smaller one under the larger).

heart lamb craft instructionsGlue the tail onto the back of the body.

heart lamb craft instructionsGlue the nose onto the head.

heart lamb craft instructionsGlue the ears onto the head.

heart lamb craft instructionsGlue the ear middles onto the ears.

heart lamb craft instructionsGlue the furry hair onto the head.

heart lamb paper craftGlue the head onto the body.


Option for mass-producing - young children:  Print out the B&W template.  Trace the pieces onto stiff cardboard (back of paper pads works well) or margarine/ice cream container lids.  Cut out to make permanent templates.   Allow the children to trace these permanent templates onto different colors of construction paper to make their animal

Option for mass-producing - older children:  Omit the templates.  Let the children cut out heart shapes in various sizes from colored construction paper (show them how to fold paper in half and then cut to make a perfectly symmetrical heart).  Let the children create their own animals by putting together hearts of different sizes (you can pre-make a few example animals to give them some inspiration).

Craft Templates:

Heart Lamb template    (color)   or    (B&W)


Printable version of these instructions