David Was a Shepherd Boy Bible Craft

This sweet lamb craft will help remind students of David’s first “job” and encourage them to have a serving spirit the way David did in the fields as a young shepherd boy. It was also in the fields, tending sheep, that David learned to trust God and His power to overcome life’s challenges. It was this faith, learned in the shepherd fields, that later gave David the ability to confront and overcome Goliath and the enemies of God.

Note: This free craft is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 16:6-12; 17:12-15, 34-36

Supplies List:

  • Paper plate (1 per child)
  • Cotton balls (several per child)
  • Black construction paper
  • Craft eyes
  • School glue

Teacher Preparation: Pre-cut sheep face, legs and ears (see image).



Step 1. Allow learners to use school glue to cover their paper plate and then cover the glue with cotton balls. Next, encourage kids to assemble the sheep’s face using sheep cutouts and craft eyes (see image).


Step 2. Now children are ready to glue the sheep’s head to the body and add the legs (see image).


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