The materials you will need are: 2 paper plates, black & yellow paint, scissors, orange yarn, jumbo popsicle stick, and a paintbrush.
What we did:
– Hold the paper plate up to your child’s head and mark where his/her eyes are.
– Draw slightly slanted eyes around the markings.
– On the other paper plate, draw ears.
– Have your child paint both paper plates – the face one and where the ears are drawn.
– Help you child paint on the nose and smile.
– Once dry, cut out the eyes. I poked my scissors through and then carefully cut out the center of each eye.
– Cut enough yarn strips to go around the entire paper plate. I rolled the yarn around my fingers and then snipped through 10-20 strands at a time. It was much easier than cutting one string at a time.
– Glue down around the outside of the lion’s head.
– Cut out the ears and glue them behind the paper plate.
– Glue down or tape the jumbo popsicle stick.
– Once dry, play!!
This turned out to be a fun, classic lion craft. I helped a lot with the yarn as it was taking a long time. Lorelai ran around with her mask crafts and pretended to be a lion and a cheetah… cute!