Friday, February 29, 2008

Lion and the Lamb Craft

I made these cute lion and lamb handprints with my preschool class last year. These are perfect for discussing how March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. These would also be great for Easter.

For the lion, I made a mixture of yellow and brown (just a little) paint to make that sort of mustard color. I painted the children’s palms with the paint and made a handprint on thick paper. For the lion’s mane, I cut up small strips of brown construction paper and rolled them around a pen to get them to curl. Actually, I had one of my student’s help me with this task because she loves to help. We glued the strips for the mane, made a tail of yarn, and then I added the face. Definitely cute and simple.

For the lamb, I traced the children’s hand onto a black piece of construction paper. If they had good cutting skills, I let them cut out their own handprint. Then we added torn pieces of cotton for a fluffy look, wiggle eyes, and a drawn on mouth. I’m not too thrilled with the face on this lamb, but you live and learn. I’m sure there’s something cuter that could be done. Maybe next time.

I hope you enjoy making these fun and inexpensive crafts.


Christie said...

These are super cute... my girls will love doing them! Your blog is very neat... thanks for all the info!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness.. those are so cute!! I think I now know what the kids will be making this week. :)

Michelle said...

We have done these before! I love the hand print art! We just made hand print leprechauns!

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Anonymous said...

Very cool, I'm sure my son would love to make these.

winie said...

Awesome craft for the Peaceable Kingdom (from Isaiah). Print one brown handprint facing the other black handprint. Make into lion and lamb. Peace on Earth!!!!