Cut out the lamb template and place on top of a piece of polar fleece. Use the marker to make dots around the template. This works better than trying to trace around the paper. Cut along the dotted outline. Singe or fray check as needed.
Reduce the template down to the heart shape head and little legs. Trace the heart head and legs onto the patching.
Use the permanent marker to write your child’s name on the red ribbon. Write neatly, but quickly so that the marker doesn’t bleed.
Have your child place the head and feet in place. Tuck the edge of the ribbon underneath the heart head. Iron the patch material onto the fleece body. If you're afraid you'll singe the fabric with the iron, pin the patch pieces in place then cover with a towel before ironing.
This Lamb Lovie make a great (noiseless!) church toy. Use the lovie blanket to remind your child that Jesus – the Lamb of God – covers us with His love. Point out the child’s name on the red ribbon; the red blood of the Lamb saves him/her. The heart reminds us that Jesus’ death was God’s way of loving us so we can always be with Him.
|Baby Carlos, covered with the Lamb - held by mommy, Julie|
God commands us to pray because prayer is His gift to us. Prayer is not something we do for God; He doesn't need our prayers, but gives us prayer as a comfort. Jesus intercedes for us, taking our prayers to the Father, and so we must teach our children to pray in Jesus' name.