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an adorably easy Easter craft for kids!


These gorgeous creations are a fun and super easy craft to do with kids. Cardboard tube lambs are also a great Easter craft that they will enjoy decorating and will be able to display around the house when they are finished.

child holding cardboard tube lamb

Why do we like this project?

These super cute lambs are made from cardboard tubes, cotton balls, felt, and pipe cleaners. They’re adorable and fun to play with, and also make a great classroom project, perfect for preschoolers too. This cardboard tube craft is a fun way to teach your kids the importance of recycling. The full performance is also available on video!

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Two lambs made of cardboard

Useful project information:

  • Age Level: 6 years and above
  • Dirt Factor: Medium
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Completion Time: Less than 30 minutes
  • Cost Estimate: Less than $2.00

Craft Materials You Will Need

Supplies for Cardboard Tube Lambs
Find the full list of supplies and instructions in the printable version at the end of this post.

How to Make Cardboard Tube Lambs

These step-by-step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to print out the instructions!

  1. Using the pattern, cut out the head and ears felt black, Glue the ears to the back of the head googly eyes to the front. Keep your head aside.Cutting Template on Black Feltlamb's head made of felt
  2. Roll a cotton ball briefly in your hand, then cut into 3 pieces. Cut 3 pieces in half or into thirds. Repeat for all cotton balls. Cancel.roll a cotton ball in your hand
  3. cover the cardboard tube with white craft glue, Place cotton pieces on the glue until the cardboard tube is completely covered.glue covered cardboard tube
  4. Glue the head to the “front” of your cardboard tube. Glue the black pom-pom to the back for the tail.Gluing the head to the front of a cardboard tube covered with pom pomsGluing a black pom pom onto a cardboard tube covered with cotton balls
  5. cut both black chenille stems in half. To coat the chenille, wrap it around a small paintbrush or pencil. Remove the coiled chenille and repeat for the other three to make the legs.Wrapping the black chenille stem around a pencil to coil it
  6. Use quick hold glue Or hot glue to attach the legs to the inside of the bottom of the cardboard tube.Attaching the legs inside the cardboard tube

Expert Crafting Tips

  • If you are concerned about using toilet paper tubes, you can use paper towel tubes instead.
  • This is a fun craft to turn into a mobile craft kit. Gather the supplies and put them all in a zip-seal sandwich bag. Great as a take-along project or party favor.
  • Do you have leftover cotton balls? Also check out our handprint lamb for Easter!
child holding cardboard tube lambs

Easter Spring is coming and so is it! The fluffy little lamb is a symbol of both, so why not sit down with your kids and have some fun with these Cardboard Tube Lamb Together.

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Cardboard Tube Lambs

These super cute lambs are made from cardboard tubes, cotton balls, felt, and pipe cleaners. They are adorable and fun to play with!

prep time10 minutes

crafting time20 minutes

total time30 minutes

age category: kids crafts

Project Type: craft

Author: DIY Craft Ideas Hub

supply

  • 1/2 cardboard toilet tube
  • 5-6 cotton balls
  • 2 black pipe cleaner
  • felt black
  • 2 little wobbly eyes
  • medium black pom-pom
  • white craft glue
  • Hot glue gun or instant grab glue
  • Pattern for lamb head and ears

Instruction

  • Using the pattern, cut out the head and ears from black felt. Glue the ears to the back of the head and the eyes to the front. Keep your head aside.

  • Roll a cotton ball briefly in your hand, then cut into 3 pieces. Cut 3 pieces in half or into thirds. Repeat for all cotton balls. Cancel.

  • Cover the cardboard tube with white craft glue. Place cotton pieces on the glue until the cardboard tube is completely covered.

  • Glue the head to the “front” of your cardboard tube. Glue the black pom-pom to the back for the tail.

  • Cut two stalks of black chenille in half. To coat the chenille, wrap it around a small paintbrush or pencil. Remove the coiled chenille and repeat for the other three to make the legs.

  • Use instant grab glue or hot glue to attach the legs to the bottom of the cardboard tube.

Expert Tips and FAQs

  • If you are concerned about using toilet paper tubes, you can use paper towel tubes instead.
  • This is a fun craft to turn into a mobile craft kit. Gather the supplies and put them all in a zipper sealed sandwich bag. Great as a take-along project or party favor.

This post was originally published on this blog on March 19, 2011 and has since been updated with new photos.

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