L is for Lion Craft for Spring

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Today I want to welcome Kim of Life Over C's to share this very cute lion craft for spring with you all today. Be sure to keep up with the rest of the A-Z's of Sensory Play for Kids series to see more great ideas.

March is the perfect time for lion crafts! The old saying “in like a lion, out like a lamb” always plays through my head when someone mentions a lion or lamb during March. So I thought L is for Lion would a great fit for this series! (Though, of course, it doesn’t have to be March for you to make a lion craft…)

L is for Lion craft for spring. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

Materials needed for the L is for Lion Craft:

  • 1 piece each orange, yellow and green card stock (or construction paper)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Large Hole Punch (mine was 2.5” across)

lion craft supplies

Cut one hole out of they yellow paper using the large hole punch.

Fold the orange paper in thirds the long way and cut off one-third.

Very carefully, cut strips into the orange paper almost to the edge being sure not to cut all the way through.

Using the pencil roll the small strips 1 or 2 at a time around the pencil to curl the mane.

(If the orange piece rips, it’s not a big deal, since it will be hid behind the face anyway.)

lion crafts side

After all the small strips are curled on the mane, rub the glue stick on one side of the yellow circle.
Carefully, glue the solid edge of the mane to the back of the yellow circle. You can overlap the ends to make the mane look more ‘full’.

Cut an oval out of the yellow paper. (I traced the large hole punch and then cut it out.)

Cut four short rectangles for legs and one longer rectangle for the tail.

Glue all the pieces to the green paper to form the lion.

finished lion craft

Cut one small rectangle out of the orange paper cut tiny strips into it the same way you did for the mane.

Wrap the rectangle around a pencil to curl it.

Glue the rectangle to the bottom of the tail.

All that is left is to draw a cute face on your lion and embellish your scenery. My daughter wanted to add some clouds to the sky!

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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