Make Paper Plate Lamb and Sheep Masks

These cute, fluffy paper plate lamb and sheep masks are really easy to make and something children of all ages will love to have in their dressing up box. I really like that they sit on the forehead as some little ones don’t like wearing full face masks and it makes it much easier for glasses wearers too.

Springtime is such a wonderful season for getting children interested in animals and nature as there’s so much going on. The snowdrops and daffodils are beginning to poke through, the buds are appearing on the trees and the fields are home to frolicking lambs.

It really is a magical time of year with so much to see, experience and chatter about. These paper plate lamb and sheep masks are easy for you and your little one to make together to continue the exploration, play and learning within the home.

They’re great at Christmas time for Nativity plays too!

Cute Paper Plate Lamb and Sheep Masks - great for Christmas Nativity plays. From My little 3 and Me

Cute Paper Plate Lamb and Sheep Masks. Great for Springtime dressing up boxes and Christmas Nativity Plays. From My little 3 and Me

How To Make Paper Plate Lamb and Sheep Masks

You will need:

  • 1 large paper plate for each mask
  • glue stick
  • cotton balls US / cotton wool balls UK
  • brown paint (for adult sheep only)
  • elastic
  • stapler
  • black and grey felt pens
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • scissors


Step 1 paper plate lamb and sheep masksStage 1
Draw a faint pencil line to divide your plate in half and follow the picture above to draw on your nose shape in the middle. Cut it out and use felt tips to draw on the nose features.

step 2 paper plate lamb and sheep masks Stage 2
Cut your remaining piece of plate of plate in half then cut off the ridged plate border.

step 3 paper plate lamb and sheep masks Stage 3
Trim 1 end of each of the ridged sections to make horns (for the adult sheep only). Trim the remaining 2 pieces to make ears using the picture above as a guide.

 step 4 paper plate lamb and sheep masksStage 4
Staple the ears and horns, if you are using them, into place.

 stage 5 paper plate lamb and sheep masksStage 5
Paint the horns brown, felt tip the ear features and glue on the cotton wool. ( For a variation you could use quilled paper or wool instead of cotton wool.)
Attach the elastic with tape or by making a small hole next to each ear and threading it through and tying it.
Cute Springtime Paper Plate Sheep and Lamb Masks Stage 6
Wear your mask and enjoy bouncing about like a little lamb

 Baaaaa, Baaaa……..Baa!


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  1. They are so cute! I came across some paper plates yesterday whilst having a sort out & put them on the craft pile , so glad I kept them!

  2. I adore these! We will have to try this as they have started lambing at the local children’s farm so we are all about lamb’s and their ‘lamb cam’ web feed at the moment!

    • Emma (My Little 3 and Me) says:

      Oh wow a lamb cam! What a brilliant idea, sadly our local farm doesn’t offer anything like that. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we’re delighted you like the masks.

  3. Absolutely love these . Gorgeous :)

  4. They are fantastic, so simple and you’ve shown such an easy way to do it in the photographs. I’m pinning this for future reference with The Boy.

  5. I would never have thought to use a paper plate like this, its a great idea. I will definitely be making some with my eldest two and I have shared this on fb and twitter too. xx

  6. These are great, I’ve always made paper plate sheep by cutting a hole in the middle and using just the rim of the plate, but these are so much better!

  7. I teach toddlers and this month we have been reading and learning about the shepherd. We have been doing sheep activities and this week will be the last week. I was wondering what to do fun for them and WOW, when I saw this I just knew my little ones had to become sheep. Thank you so much for such a wonderful idea.

  8. We made lamb masks from paper plates this morning and it’s interesting to see how yours are different. Very cute, thank you for sharing the instructions.


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