Sheep Ornaments: Easy Christmas Sheep Craft

Sometimes the ugliest ornaments are the most loved…or at least in my eyes. :)  We were decorating my parent’s Christmas tree last Friday (a yearly tradition) and I, once again, hung this sheep ornament… what has been dubbed by my family “the ugliest ornament on the tree.”

But I love my little tattered sheep ornament (made probably when I was in 1st or 2nd grade myself)…and after investigating how it was made, decided it was worth making sheep ornaments with my boys too.


How To Make Sheep Ornaments

Craft Supplies:

  • 1 craft stick
  • 2 miniature clothespins
  • black paint
  • 2 googly eyes
  • ribbon
  • glue
  • some batting (or lots of cotton balls)

Sheep Ornament Instructions:

1. If necessary, trim your craft stick to make it about the length of a small craft stick. Add the two clothespins at the bottom. You could glue them if you want (I didn’t).


2. Paint the craft stick and clothespins black.


Let it dry.


3. Add a googly eye on each side.


4. Add the batting by putting glue on the sheep’s body and then placing the batting on top. I honestly think cotton balls would be cuter…but we already used the batting. Oh well!


5. Add a ribbon on the head and a ribbon to hang.


There you have one sheep ornament. I know we’ll appreciate this ugly little sheep for years to come!


More Fun Christmas Ornaments for Kids To Make:

Baby Handprint Ornament

Pokemon Ornament

Seashells Ornaments

Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament

Marshmallow Snowman Ornament

Snowflake Ornament

This post was first published Dec 2010. Updated 2018.



  1. Not at all ugly – if you ask me! I think it’s adorable. None of the handmade ornaments are ever ugly. Now, the Hallmark plastic ones…well, that’s another matter.

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