Saying “goodbye” to March with a little DIY, Barnyard Lamb

March roared in like a lion, and to make sure it goes out like a lamb, I’m featuring this Barnyard Lamb craft for kids. This little lamb is a craft older children can tackle on their own, and younger children may need a little coaching from an adult. Designer Linda Valentino shared a barnyard of spring animal crafts with us, including a Water Bottle Chick and Sock Bunny. That’s quite a crafty menagerie!

DIY lamb craft for kids

To make a Barnyard Lamb, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: one each 3” and 2” eggs
  • Felt: three 9” x 12” sheets in white; scrap of black
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • Wiggle eyes, 10mm, two
  • Pink pom pom, ½”
  • Black chenille stems, four (cut to 9” each)
  • Flat baby clothespins, 2 ½”, four
  • Ribbon, 3/8” wide
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; paintbrush; paper plate

To make a Barnyard Lamb:

1. Cut out approximately 65, 1-¾” circles from the white felt. You’ll cut about 30 circles from each sheet. If you’ve marked your circles with a pencil first, cut inside the lines so the lines do not show.

2. Cut two ears from black felt and a tail from white felt.

3. Slightly flatten point of the 2” egg (head). Paint head and ½” of clothespin ends (legs) with black paint.

4. Attach the head to the top, narrow end of the 3” egg. Dip two toothpicks in glue and insert into the 3” egg. Squeeze on a little more glue, and pick and glue the head onto the body.

5. Dip top end of legs in glue and push into bottom of body.

6. Squeeze a puddle of glue onto paper plate. Place the end of the paintbrush in center of a felt circle and, holding felt circle around handle, dip center of circle into glue. Push circle center into body. Repeat, adding circles about ½” – ¾” apart, until body is covered. Add two circles to top of head, creating a little tuft.

7. Add the details:

  • Glue eyes, ears, and nose to face.
  • Glue tail to body.
  • Wrap each leg with one chenille stem.
  • Tie ribbon in a bow and glue to neck.
DIY sheep craft for kids

How clever that Linda used clothespins for the hooves!

Designer Kathleen George used a different technique to DIY her little Lamb, and she covered her foam egg with Crayola Model Magic.

DIY lamb kid's craft

Little Lamb by Kathleen George

This Hair-Raising Sheep is a little silly, but you know kids will love to watch its grassy mop grow.

DIY lamb craft for kids

Hair-Raising Sheep by Kathleen George

Here’s the complete barnyard Linda shared with us this spring, including the Sock Bunny and Water Bottle Chick.

DIY easy animal crafts for kids

Years ago, I remember my daughter and I making little pink piggies. She had so much fun that day. Somewhere, I have photos of those cute little pigs . . . if I ever find them, I’ll be sure to share.

We have a rainy weekend on tap, but at least it’s not snow. Who has crafty weekend plans?

Happy crafting!


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20 Responses to Saying “goodbye” to March with a little DIY, Barnyard Lamb

  1. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb! These are precious for spring or for Easter! Adorable!

  2. CraftyB says:

    Happy April Fools Day! These lambs, though, are certainly not a joke, love them!

  3. LisaM6 says:

    The lamb is so cute!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you — so glad you like it, Lisa. Little lambs are like puppies — too hard to resist! Are you enjoying spring weather?? I hope your daffodils are blooming! Craft on! Sharon

  4. If Jenna had her way we would be creating all of the animals we have seen this month. Thank goodness she forgets about them after a while or I would be crafting 24/7 and we wouldn’t be able to afford groceries after buying all the supplies! LOL
    Snow predicted here for the weekend so I am hoping to craft all weekend I have 2 new crafty helpers, Ruby Tuesday and Callie,, our new kittens. They are 7 weeks old and so sweet! Jenna is loving them to pieces!
    Have a great weekend and hopefully you find the pink piggy 🐷 picture I outdoors love to see them!

    • Sharon says:

      Crafting 24/7 — who needs groceries, right? I love hearing about how much Jenna likes her crafts. And now she has two little helpers? What fun! Are they rescues? What color? Happy kitty crafting! Sharon

  5. sllvncookie says:

    Love this little Lamb & his fleece as white as snow ”””Thanks’ for showing it to us

  6. Anne Haun says:

    Cute ideas – you creativity is amazine.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Anne, and thank you to Linda and Kathleen who shared these cuties with us. They are both amazing designers, and they really know how to inspire creativity in young children! Happy crafting! Sharon

  7. Those little lambs are so cute. Thanks for sharing

  8. Katiria says:

    Baaaa-adorable 😉
    Sorry, I couldn’t resist

  9. Lee says:

    Nice! Detailed instructions and they look so cute! I know kids will find this craft fun to make☺️

    • Sharon says:

      Who doesn’t love a baby lamb? I hope the kids love one of these little lambs, too! Thanks for stopping in, and happy crafting. Sharon

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