2/23/2011

Kid's Craft- March's Lion and Lamb Toddler Hand Craft

Will March come roaring in like a lion and go out tame like a lamb? Perhaps it will be the other way around? What a fun way to predict and track weather changes! You can use the following craft to teach about weather patterns by asking your toddler whether they think March will start off  wintry or spring-like and creating one of the two based on their theory. If you are in a classroom setting, you can have each student make one of each and track each day on a large classroom calendar - or make a chart to show how many think it will start off as a lion as compared to those who will start off as a lamb. The possibilities are endless!

Classified: Easy and is suitable for ages 2-3.

What you need:
For Lamb:
  • Black construction paper
  • White tempera paint
  • Cotton balls

For Lion:
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Brown tempera paint
  • Brown and yellow yarn

For both lion and lamb:
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Cloth to wash hands
    Paintbrush

What to do:
For Lamb:
  1. Paint your toddler's hand white and have them print their hand onto black construction paper.
  2. Make an oval around the circumference of the white hand print with glue.
  3. Have your toddler glue the cotton balls into place.
  4. Cut two black ears out of left over black construction paper.
  5. Glue to face.
  6. Allow paint to dry (if it hadn't already).
  7. Let your toddler draw a face onto the lamb. I usually show them how to do this first and then let them "copy" what they see.
  8. Optional: Cut out the lamb's face.

For Lion:
  1. Preparation: Cut the brown and yellow yarn into @ 1" pieces for the lion's mane.
  2. Paint your toddler's hand brown and have them print their hand onto yellow construction paper.
  3. Make an oval around the circumference of the brown hand print with glue.
  4. Have your toddler glue the pieces of brown and yellow yarn into place.
  5. Allow paint to dry (if it hadn't already).
  6. Let your toddler draw a face onto the lion. I usually show them how to do this first and then let them "copy" what they see.
  7. Optional: Cut out the lion's face.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your advice and for liking Mommy Time Out!

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  2. My girls will love this! Thanks!

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  3. So creative not to mention they turned out unbelievably adorable! Oh and loved the “warning labels that worry me” your captions were funny and true : )

    K
    NewParent.com

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  4. Thank you so much! My 2 year old had so much fun making each one. She insists March is going to come in like a lamb............ who is to argue with a 2 year old?!?!

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