“I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD. THE GOOD SHEPHERD LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR THE SHEEP.”  John 10:11

PARENTS Ask your children, “Why do you think the Bible refers to Jesus as our Shepherd?” Then ask them why we might be referred to as sheep. Remind them that our Good Shepherd, Jesus, answered the question, “What needs to be done?” by giving up His very life for us.

As a family, create this Little Lost Sheep to serve as a reminder that Jesus loves us and is willing to do whatever it takes to make us a part of His family.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Sheep template download
  • variety of white buttons
  • 2 small black buttons
  • 1 sheet black felt
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • 8″ x 10″ piece of burlap
  • 8″ x 10″ picture frame
  • fine-tip permanant marker

WHAT YOU’LL DO

1. Download the sheep template and cut out each piece of the pattern.

2. Cut the legs and the head of the sheep out of black felt using the templates as a guide. Set these aside.

3. Take the glass out of the frame and glue the burlap to the backing of the picture frame.

4. Take the body template and center it on the burlap. Trace around the template using a fine-tip permanant marker.

5. Glue the felt legs onto the burlap.

6. Glue a single layer of buttons onto the board to fill up the body of the sheep. Make sure to cover the top edges of the legs.

7. Then add another layer of buttons, overlapping the first to fill in the gaps.

8. Glue the head of the sheep in place slightly overlapping the buttons.

9. Glue a black button onto a white button and glue in place on the head for each of the eyes.