the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
1 Pkg of VERY Large Marshmallows (for body)
1 Pkg. of Small Marshmallows (for feet)
White Confetti Sprinkles (for eyes)
1 Egg Carton of Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs (or Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs)
Toothpicks (break 1 in half to make 2 legs)
Frosting (for glue)
Take all the chocolate marshmallow eggs out of the egg carton. Lay a large marshmallow down in each egg hole. Dab some frosting to the bottom of chocolate marshmallow egg and stick on top of large marshmallow body. Take 1 toothpick and break in half. Now stick a small marshmallow on the end of the toothpick. Stick in marshmallow body. Dot some frosting on the back of some white confetti eyes and stick to head. You can also use white frosting and just pipe eyes on if you want. I just found this easier to do.
The only time they have these marshmallow chocolate eggs is at Easter time. If you wanted you could still make these and use something else for a head such as a peppermint patty, miniature snickers candy bars, an Oreo or anything else the might resemble a sheep head.
Teach the kids that Jesus is the shepherd and we are the sheep. The scripture says that he gave his life for the sheep. He died for our sins and rose on the third day. He gave up his life so we could have life. This is why we celebrate Easter. Have fun with this easy, quick craft. We have an Easter Sheep Coloring Page that goes with this. Try the Easter Sheep Lesson Plan
You can also add the rest of the legs on your little sheep if you are not sitting it in the egg carton. I did not add the extra legs cause they would not fit in the carton. You can even give him a tail and some ears using pieces of broken pretzels. You can make these all up and take for the kids or even better just let the kids make them during class. They love making animals out of food.
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