Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Lamb Name Cards

It's Holy Week and I love it. Because FOCUS is awesome Kevin's Easter respite begins tomorrow, which means we really get to experience and live the Triduum. 

As usual Bean and I have been crafting some special decor for the holiday table. Tonight's feature is our lamb name cards. Sure it will just be the four of us for Easter this year, but I still love putting special touches on the table.

Lambs are a traditional Christian symbol for two reasons. First we refer to Jesus as the Lamb of God because by the sacrifice of His very self on the cross he takes away our sins. Second because He is the Good Shepard who watches over us, His sheep.

To make these fluffy little reminders for your Easter table gather the following:

  • White card stock 
  • Blue card stock (or any color you prefer)
  • Black construction paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Clothes pins
  • Googley eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut out a sheep body and head from your paper

Step 2: Glue 4-6 cotton balls on your sheep body. Leave a spot on the top left corner for the head.

Step 3: Glue the head to the corner of the body.

Step 4: Add some googley eyes.

Step 5: Flip your sheep over and glue two clothes pins on the back with the clipping side at the top.

Step 6: Cut out rectangles from the blue paper and put your guest's names on them. Clip them to your sheep and you are set!

Throughout the process of sheep making Pal began cracking up at himself for several minutes. It took me a while to realize that while I assumed he was playing with clothes pins, he actually had affixed googley eyes to his dog "Blue Blue". This was as funny as he thought.


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