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Sheep Paper Plate Craft [Free Template]

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Are you ready for springtime? If so, you’ll want to make this sheep paper plate craft with the kids!

We love creating easy Easter crafts for kids and are constantly thinking up new craft ideas.

This sheep is great for spring, Easter or even farm animal themed units! It comes with a free printable template too, so it’s simple to recreate with a little bit of cutting and gluing.

Make this easy kids craft with preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary children at home or at school!

Read on below to see how simple it is to make with your kids or students.

Paper Plate Sheep Craft

Collage of paper plate sheep images with the words, “paper plate sheep” in the middle



Download the sheep craft template, print out the pieces and cut out.

Hands holding paper plate sheep template

Paint two paper plates gray and let dry completely. One paper plate is for the sheep’s face and the other paper plate is to cut out the sheep’s ears.

If you don’t want to paint two paper plates, you can just use matching gray card stock or construction paper instead.

Hand painting paper plate gray

Take the sheep’s eyes and glue them near the middle of the paper plate.

Hand gluing eye onto gray paper plate

Place the pink sheep’s nose just below the eyes, between them both.

Hand gluing nose onto gray paper plate

Use the poster paint pen or chalk to draw on the sheep’s mouth.

Related: Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Hand drawing mouth to paper plate sheep

Glue both of the two pink cheeks on either side of the nose, just beneath the eyes.

Hand gluing pink cheek to paper plate sheep

Trace the sheep’s ears onto the second gray paper plate. Cut out the ears.

Glue the sheep’s ears to the backside of the sheep’s fluff. Take the completed fluff and ears and use the double-sided tape to secure it to the top of the sheep paper plate.

Hands gluing ear to sheep fluff

We used double-sided tape because it’s easier, holds better on the painted plate and has no dry time!

Hands gluing sheep fluff and ears to paper plate

Now your child has a cute sheep craft that’s perfect for Easter.

black paper plate sheep craft

How Can I Make This Craft Easier?

If you’re making this craft with toddlers or young children who might not have the attention span needed to make the original craft, don’t worry!

We have suggestions for you on how to make this even more kid-friendly.

black and grey sheep craft

First, we suggest skipping the paint. Instead, buy some gray or black paper plates from the dollar store. If you do this instead, you won’t have to worry about painting or waiting until the paint is completely dry before moving on.

You can also skip the cheeks if you need one less step as well! The little details are cute, but it’s not 100% necessary.

Related: Pom Pom Sheep Craft

dark grey sheep craft

Finally, we’d recommend having all the pieces cut out before you gather the kids around. Little ones can be a bit impatient if you don’t have all the supplies ready for gluing together!

However you end up making this sheep craft, we think the kids are gonna love it!

More Easter Activities For Kids

If you want some more easy Easter ideas for kids to do this spring season, check out all of our other ideas below!

Books are one of the best ways to introduce a theme or holiday to children. There are so many great Easter books for kids, but these are some of our favorites. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your child’s collection!

Happy Easter Mouse – Everyone knows Mouse from the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book, but now he’s back and ready to celebrate Easter! Kids will love watching him as he goes on an Easter egg hunt!

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure – Join Pete as he races to help the Easter bunny just in time for Easter! This is another new classic kids rate as a must-have!

It’s Not Easy Being A Bunny – Follow PJ the bunny as he tries to discover what kind of animal he’d rather be instead of a bunny! It’s a silly story with a great lesson.

black and gray paper plate sheep

If sensory play is one of your kid’s favorite try out this Easter sensory bin. It’s great for kids who love exploratory play and who are working on color matching. This Easter play dough kit is another fun option!

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black paper plate sheep

Sheep Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how easy it is to make this paper plate sheep craft! It's great for spring or Easter!


  • Paper plates
  • Gray or black paint
  • White card stock
  • Pink card stock
  • White poster paint pen or chalk
  • Glue stick
  • Double sided tape
  • Sheep craft template (download form located at the end of this page)


  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush


  1. Download the sheep craft template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Paint two paper plates dark gray or black. Let dry completely.
  3. Glue the two eyes in the middle of the paper plate, slightly higher than the middle of the plate.
  4. Glue the pink nose in the middle of the plate, just below the eyes.
  5. Use the poster paint pen or chalk to draw on the mouth.
  6. Glue the pink cheeks just below the eyes.
  7. Trace the sheep's ear template on the second gray paper plate and cut out the pieces. Glue the sheep's ears behind the sheep fluff.
  8. Use double sided tape to secure the completed sheep fluff to the top of the sheep's head.

Sheep Craft Template

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