Baba Black Sheep in Cotton Wool


Make a sheep drawing using handprints. Teach your kids about animals and the sounds they produce. Have fun learning about the interaction between animals and people. The cotton wool craft is perfect to make in cold seasons.


45 minutes

Age Group

3 – 5 years

  • This DIY craft is suitable for young children in preschool and nursery.

Materials and Tools

  • 1 pair of googly eyes
  • Paint
  • Paper Plate
  • Cottons
  • Glue
  • White paper


Step 1.

Pour the paint on a used paper plate. Spread evenly.

Step 2.

Dip your kid’s hand on the paint. Make sure his palm is fully covered.

Step 3.

Ask your kid to spread his fingers a little with the thumb stretched as far as possible. Stamp his hand on to the white paper. Re-do if necessary. Once you have a good hand print, leave the paint to dry.

Step 4.

Once dry, turn the paper upside down so the fingers are at the bottom.

Step 5.

Glue the sheep together in the following order:

  • Glue the pair of googly eyes on the thumb print
  • Spread the glue evenly on the base of the palm and glue the cotton

Step 6.

Name the lamb and do a little show and tell with your child. This can help your kids enhance their speaking skills and confidence.

More Fun Ideas and Expansions

Create your own DIY lamb drawings with these expanded fun ideas:

  • Instead of using paint, you can trace your handprints on a coloured construction paper and glue the cotton.
  • You can paint the cotton to make colourful mini lambs. This will make a good design in your kids’ bedroom.
  • Experiment with other materials such as yarn instead of cotton.

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