One of our favourite materials from the recycling box to craft with is egg cartons. We buy our eggs locally and they always come in a cardboard box which is ideal for getting creative with and painting. From our Pirates treasure chest to our Ladybirds we’ve had so much fun over the years. These little lambs and sheep from the egg carton are great to make with your toddlers and preschoolers. So here we go our Egg Carton Little Lamb Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Toddler Craft to Make a Little Lamb and Sheep with Egg Cartons
Little Lamb and Sheep Egg Carton Craft for Toddlers

Little Lamb Egg Carton Craft for Kids

When we first made this craft we made it to go along with the Nursery Rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.

egg carton lamb and sheep

However, as we’ve made it other times we learnt that it’s great for Baby Farm Animals, Springtime and even for use in the Nativity.

This can get a little messy so be warned painting of egg cartons with kids is “fun”!

Materials for Painting Egg Carton Sheep

simple kids craft for making egg carton sheep
Recycled Sheep Craft using egg cartons

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I’ve tried painting egg cartons with ready-mixed kids paint but have found it to take 3 or 4 coats especially if the egg cartons are coloured.

So instead we use acrylic paints as these are much thicker and give a great coat to the egg cartons.

I bought a set of large tubes that makes it easy to craft with instead of lots of small tubes which are the ones that I use myself.

Kids Craft to make Egg Carton Lambs for toddlers and preschoolers
Toddler and Preschool craft for making egg carton lambs
Egg Carton Lamb and Sheep Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Egg Carton Lambs and Sheep to Make with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Simple kids craft to make sheep and lambs from egg cartons ideal for toddlers upwards to do.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
drying1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Keyword: Easy Crafts for Kids, Egg Carton Crafts, Kids Crafts, Nativity Crafts, nursery rhymes, Spring Crafts
Yield: 6 little lambs
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Paint Palette

Materials

  • 1 Egg Carton 6 Egg Carton will make 6 little lambs
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Goggly Eyes
  • Black Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Pencil
  • Glue

Instructions

Preparation Needed

  • Cut the top off of the egg carton.
  • Then cut each egg holder into a round these will be the sheep.
  • Pour the white acrylic paint into the paint palette.
  • Set up for a messy craft.
  • With the black card draw in pencil and cut out a teardrop shape for an ear. Each Sheep will need 2.

Making Egg Carton Sheep with Toddlers and Preschoolers

  • Take each egg carton and cover with white paint.
  • Leave to dry.
  • Add in the 2 goggly eyes for the sheep onto the face of the egg carton.
  • Then fold a piece of the teardrop shape and attach to the side of your painted egg carton for the ear.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Then help your child to create the mouth shape of the sheep with a black marker pen.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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