You know what they say about March… It comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. These adorable lion and lamb masks teach kids a little something about the weather changes this month — and are a fun and easy way to welcome spring!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Orange or yellow construction paper
- Brown construction paper
- Pink construction paper
- White construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Craft or Popsicle® sticks
- Kids’ scissors
- Two white paper plates
Here’s what to do:
- Cut the centers out of each paper plate, leaving the outside ridged edge.
- Roar! Start making the lion’s mane by cutting small squares from the brown and yellow or orange construction paper.
- Glue the colored squares all around the first paper plate edge to create the look of a full lion mane.
- Baa! Grab some cotton balls and glue them all around the second plate edge to give the sheep some fluff.
- Ears are next. Cut two small circles from the white construction paper.
- Then cut two small circles from the brown construction paper.
- Cut four smaller circles from the pink construction paper.
- Glue the smaller pink circles into the centers of the larger brown and white circles.
- Now it’s time to attach those ears to the masks. Grab the brown ears and glue them to the back of the lion mask, making sure the pink part faces forward — and the ears peak out from the top of the paper plate.
- Next, attach the white ears to the back of the lamb mask just like you did with the lion ears.
- Give your masks some handles by gluing the craft or Popsicle sticks to the back of each mask.
- Hold up the masks and pretend you’re spring! Make believe you’re coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb.
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