Do you know that old saying? March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well that is pretty true for Northern Indiana, of course we still get snow at the end of March, it's just not as cold and nasty. I believe that I saw both of these crafts at The Mailbox.com, but I can't be sure.
The lion was done in the first weeks of the month. I painted a paper plate yellow for each of us. Normally I don't mind the kids doing this step, but since I wasn't using washable paints, and the kids behavior was questionable, I just went ahead and did it. Then I cut a bunch of strips of paper in brown, yellow and orange. I should the kids how to wrap each strip around a pencil and pull it off. I had them glue these around the outside of the plate. I had pre-cut the whiskers, eyes, nose, and mouth, and just had them glue them on. They had fun with this, but tired of rolling the strips of paper quickly.
Next up was the lamb. I got a giant roll of un-printed newspaper paper from our local newspaper (just ask your local one, they usually give them away for free!), and spread that over the kitchen floor. I poured the white paint on the leftover paper plates from our St. Patrick's day party. I picked up fun bows for the kids to use at the Dollar Tree, and used one of our cut up sponges for myself. We went to work "painting" the blue piece of paper.
We had to let them dry all day, so luckily we did these early in the morning! This evening I cut out a large circle from the pages we painted. We then traced our hands on black paper. The key to this was keep your pointer, middle, and ring finger together, and spread out the thumb and pinkie. The kids glued the face, rectangle legs, and eyes on to finish the project.
Happy Spring everyone!!!