Clip-Art Flannelboard: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Templates for flannelboards are super nice, but it’s not hard to pull together some clip-art to make your own flannels without templates. I’m planning both a sheep storytime, and a Nursery Rhymes special program for this spring — so I tried to kill two birds with one stone by doing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” as a flannelboard.

I started off with the Mary Had a Little Lamb Magnet Pages from Making Learning Fun. This has both the sheep and schoolhouse that I used, but I wanted a more contemporary looking Mary.

But I still needed the teacher, and the kids laughing and playing. So I turned to Google.

Keyword search: “teacher.” Found on second page of a Google search, limited by clip art.

Keyword search: “children laughing and playing.” Found it on the fourth page of a Google search, limited by clip art.

I did have to freehand the teacher’s legs and shoes. And I used the middle child as Mary, freehanding her clothes.

All my clipart files, sized and everything, available here.

And the final product:

And a close-up of the kids because they are my favorite flannel piece right now:

10 comments on “Clip-Art Flannelboard: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

  1. lisa
    February 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    s0 cute!

    • Katie
      February 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      I make cute things. 😀

  2. Abby
    February 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Seriously, I have felt envy of everything you post on here. 🙂

    We made a “Baa Baa Black Sheep” felt and we sing it multiple times with different colored sheep (so “Baa Baa Red Sheep” “Baa Baa Green Sheep”, etc.). Just a suggestion for your sheep storytime!

    • Katie
      February 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      Don’t have envy! You can totally do it.

      That is adorable. I’m going to have to steal that!

  3. Red Rhyder
    March 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    You can find lots of great clip art, traditional, contemporary, cartoon, graphic and more at I’ve been helping make clip art since the 80’s. We have created a lot. Hope you find it helpful.


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