Some people are like wolves who pretend to be sheep. They act and dress like the sheep, only to destroy the lambs once they are among them. We should teach our kids that the Bible tells us how we can figure out which sheep are true sheep, and which are wolves. This emphasizes the importance of reading and knowing Scripture.
- Print the template. (Template)
- Color the mask.
- Cut it out.
- Glue the mask onto a piece of cardstock.
- Cut out the mask again, including the eyes.
- Glue a large popsicle stick to the bottom of the mask.
Kids will love making the sheep puppet and reenacting Bible stories. You can even use the puppet to teach your lesson. This craft is very versatile and can be used for different Bible stories. It can be used for:
- The story of Cain and Abel’s offerings to God. (Genesis 4)
- The description of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. (John 10:1-17)
- The Biblical description of Jesus as The Lamb of God. (John 1:29-35)
- Jesus sacrificial death. (Isaiah 53)
- Psalm 23
- The shepherds visiting Christ on the night of His birth. (Luke 2:7-20)
- Israel’s practice of burnt offerings.
- The Passover. (Exodus 12)
- The story of David. (1 Samuel 17)
- The description of false teachers and prophets as wolves in sheeps clothing. (Matthew 7:15-20)
- Teaching about the final judgement. (Matthew 25:32-33)
- Print the template page onto a sheet of cardstock. (Template)
- Color the arms.
- Cut out each piece.
- Glue the arms to the body of the sheep.
- Assemble the head by first gluing on the ears and then the top wool.
- Glue the head onto the body of the sheep.
- Finally cut out the two ovals to make the finger holes.
You can also glue pieces of cotton balls to the body and head of the sheep.