Eid Yarn Lamb {Tutorial}

I was teaching Arab art to children last month at the Seattle Startalk camp. The kids and I made Eid yarn lambs while discussing the importance of sheep during the celebrations.

This is how we made Eid lambs from bundles of yarn.


White fluffy yarn
Black pipe cleaner
Black felt
3 x 5 piece of heavy card stock

The first step is make your pompom lamb body by wrapping the card stock with the fluffy yarn.  Then take the yarn off the card stock, but keep it together in one clump.  Take an extra piece of string and tie it around the clump of yarn.

You’ll end up with all these loops on your clump of yarn that you’ll then want to go around and cut.  This will give you single strands of string all the way around your tied string.  Fluff out your lamb body.

Take one piece of black pipe cleaner and cut it in half.  Take the ends of each of those halves and bend them back a little to look like little feet.

Glue your pipe cleaners legs to the body of your lamb.  You can also tie them on as an option.

While your legs are setting, take a 3 x 5 piece of black felt and cut out a lamb face.  We didn’t use a pattern, just simply had a lot of trial and error until we came up with a face we liked.

Cut off a piece of the ribbon and put your bell on it so that it can tie around the lamb “neck.”

Cut off two little pieces of the white yarn and pinch them in your fingers back and forth to make little balls for the eyes.  Glue these on the face and glue your face to your body.

These are what our lambs looks like all sitting pretty in a row!

If you enjoyed this lamb craft, stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more DIY tutorials.



I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.