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Handprint Easter Lamb

Everyone loves a craft made from a child’s hand print. This cute little lamb is a fun craft for young children, ideal for preschoolers and even toddlers! Sit down with your little ones and make some of these hand print lambs to give to grandparents, teachers, friends or neighbors. Easter will be here before you know it, so be sure to save this project for the coming weeks.

Handprint Easter Lamb
printable version

1 sheet pink construction paper
cotton balls
white craft or school glue
black acrylic paint
1 small wiggle eye
Black Sharpie marker
6″ piece of ribbon
paintbrush

Start by writing your child’s name, age and the year the project on the back of the construction paper. Once you’ve created your project it will be three dimensional, making it more difficult to write on the back after the fact!

Use the paintbrush to cover the palm of your child’s hand with black paint. Immediately press child’s hand onto the construction paper to create the handprint.

While the paint on the paper is drying, wash off your child’s hand with soap and water.

Show children how to glue cotton balls to the palm part of the handprint on the paper, overlapping the fingers a little bit.

Next, glue a wiggle eye onto the thumb. Use a marker to draw on an ear.

Tie the ribbon into a bow and trim off any excess. Glue the bow onto “neck” area.

Use the marker to write “Happy Easter” across the top of the project. Hang proudly or package up to give to a loved one.


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41 Responses to Handprint Easter Lamb

  1. 1
    Ani says:

    Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    mel says:

    great idea! my kids will love to do this.

    melanie
    layercakedesigns.blogspot.com

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    Katrina says:

    How cute and simple! And who thought you could only make turkeys out of hand prints? ;)

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    Andrea@addicted2tutes says:

    It's sooo cute! It reminds me of a clothespin sheep I made for Christmas when I was in 4th grade. I'll be doing this with my kids this weekend. They'll love it :)

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    The Gunny Sack says:

    This is so cute! I will have to tell my aunt who teaches preschool about this project!!!

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    marla says:

    Such a great idea to do with little kids. Adorable!

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    KJ@letsgoflyakite says:

    Absolutely, I think this may be this year's Easter Project!

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    Rachel at Sun Scholars says:

    that is so sweet!!!

    I'd love to have you come by and link up at my For the Kids Friday Link party (going on now!). We have lots of fun ideas to share. Hope to have you stop by!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-3.html

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    Danielle says:

    This is so cute – Im a sucker for anything with handprints.

    Danielle

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    Nana Mama and More says:

    Wonderful Idea. I think we will add a Bible verse to it to help her learn: "Jesus is the Lamb"

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    Holiday Snob says:

    So Sweet I will be making those with my kids!

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    Dawn says:

    this is so adorable! great idea for an easter card for grandparents. my little ones will love this!

  13. 13
    Michelle says:

    This is so sweet! I am going to have to make this with my daughter! I would love if you linked this up to my Made by Little Hands linky party tomorrow! Thanks so much!
    Michelle
    http://www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

  14. 14
    Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    This is so cute…passing it on to my daughter who is a pre-school teacher.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    MessyMissy says:

    Aw, that is so cute!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/i5BHt8

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    RedTedArt says:

    And this is just TOO CUTE!!!!!! Love it!

    Maggy

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    Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) says:

    I love this and definitely plan on making these with my kids!!!

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    Jodie says:

    So Adorable! My kids would love this craft! I'm your newest follower, I would love for you to stop by sometime!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

    http://www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

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    Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com says:

    Got to love hand prints and cotton balls!
    I might just do this craft with my 16 year old – it will be memorable!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Found you on tater tots…

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    Jenni Price says:

    Amanda, This is such a creative idea! My kids love to trace their hands so I'm sure they would love to stamp their hands in paint and make it into a cute sheep!

    Blessings!
    Jenni

  21. 21
    Pink Ink Doodle says:

    amanda, thanks for the heads up on my link not working. i've gone in and fixed it. YAY!!

  22. 22
    Ambrosia says:

    I made something similar with my class when I worked in day care – the parents really loved them. Thanks for reminding me to do them with my own guys. I featured this post on my Easter roundup: http://fabulouslydomesticbyambrosia.blogspot.com/2011/04/fabulous-easter-roundup.html

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    Catherine says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this idea. My boys {ages 6 & 4} made a lamb garland to hang over our fireplace. Not only is this project great for preschoolers & toddlers, but my handicapped son {who has fine motor difficulty} really enjoyed it!

    Have a great weekend!

  24. 24

    Thanks for the inspiration! I included your post in my Take a Peek @ My Pinterest: Easter Edition post. Hope it brings you some traffic!
    http://www.amytriedit.com/2012/04/peek-my-pinterest-quick-lil-easter-post.html

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    Crystal says:

    This project is so cute! I just featured it on my blog in my Weekly Inspiration post. I’d love for you to stop by and take a look if you have a minute:

    http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/weekly-inspiration-handprint-art-projects-for-kids/

    Best Wishes,

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