Catholic Craft – We Are His Sheep

Catholic ABC’s Week: 12
Letter of the week: G
Theme: Good Shepherd
Saint of the Week: St. George
Craft: We are His Sheep


This craft was equally enjoyed by my 2-year-old and my 4-year-old! I didn’t get to try it out at our co-op because my daughter was too sick for us to attend that day, but it worked well at home. 🙂 Be sure to find great lesson plan helpers for The Good Shepherd at The Catholic Toolbox. Now, on with the craft!

Sheep craft made of cottonballs, paper, and clothespins

Materials Needed to Complete This Craft:

  • White card stock or poster board
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Clothes Pins
  • Cotton Balls
  • School Glue (this is not a good project for glue sticks)
  • Googly eyes or Office stickers for notebook paper holes
  • Marker
Sheep craft materials

Prep Work: First cut ovals from poster board or card stock. We used foam board because we had extra, but card stock would be better. Cut lamb heads out of black construction paper. Also, write “We are” and “His sheep” on the clothespins.

Clothespins with "his sheep" written on each of them
Now your kids are ready to craft. Help them to cover their oval with glue. Then let them stick cotton balls all over it. The clothespin legs can be pinched on. Let them stick their eyes on their lamb’s head. I would have liked to have googly eyes, but we were fresh out. So we used those office stickers that go around notebook paper holes. They worked well! We cut them in half to make mouths, but the sheep would be adorable with no mouths also.
Construction paper sheep face
The clothespin legs allow them to stand up.
Sheep crafts side-by-side
Sheep Craft

Here’s Julian proudly displaying his sheep. He is very into the Good Shepherd Lesson we do every week!

Child showing off sheep craft

Why yes, Julian does like Lightning McQueen… why do you ask?

Post continues after this brief information about the Catholic ABCs Curriculum

Catholic ABCs Curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten

Catholic ABCs Curriculum

Catholic ABCs is a hand-on curriculum full of crafts, printables, worksheets, saints, learning, and more for preschoolers and kindergartners. There are over 2,000 pages that you can use for multiple school years! (This is also a great supplement for 1st and 2nd graders.)

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Gg: (be sure to check out the Classroom Script for directions on using the grab bag.) Glasses, Glove, Goggles, Guitar Pick, Gorilla, Glitter, Glue, Gold, Grass, Grasshopper, Gum.

For More Resources, including free printable ABC scripture cards and a matching set of Catholic Saint crafts for preschoolers, check out the Catholic ABC’s Official Resource Page.

Catholic ABCs Curriculum



  1. Love this…my kids love cotton balls. Will do! Thanks

  2. Amazing_Grace says

    I love the eyes and mouth! LOL!

  3. Thank you so much for this site. I am not Catholic, but I teach Pre-k in a Cathoilc school. I have been able to implement some of the things you suggest in my classroom. (They LOVE the preist dolls). Do you know of any other authors that write good Catholic children's books besides Tomie DePaola?

  4. Amy Caroline says

    Adorable! the project and the Lightening McQueen fan!

  5. Love it:)