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The Parable of the Lost Sheep Bible Craft

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

Bible Story: The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Bible Text: Luke 15:3-7

Suggested Learning Outcome: This thumbprint craft will help remind children that each person is special to God just like the lost sheep in the story.

Supplies List:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Black construction paper
  • White paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Craft eyes

Teacher Preparation: Pre-cut 4 rectangular strips and one sheep head shape from black construction paper. Make one set per student (see image).

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Instructions:

Step 1. Guide children in gluing the four sheep’s legs on their paper spaced out properly to make room for the sheep’s body (see image).

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Step 2. Allow children to roll their thumbs in white paint and use their thumbprints to create the sheep’s body (see image).

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Step 3. Guide children in gluing the sheep’s head into the appropriate place on the sheep’s body. Give students 2 craft eyes to glue to the sheep’s face (see image).

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