“March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.”
That famous saying has been used for decades to teach kids about spring weather. Using Easy Paper Plate Lambs and Paper Plate Lions, kids will have acting out spring weather.
Paper Plate Lambs
Paper plates are very fun and frugal to craft with. We recently made Paper Plate Lambs to welcome spring! This easy fine-motor craft is perfect for kids ages 3–5.
To make this craft you will need
- white paper plates
- large wiggly eyes
- white, black, and pink construction paper
- glue stick or white school glue
- cotton balls
After gathering supplies, invite kids to cut out a small black heart for the lamb’s nose.
Show kids how to fold the white and pink paper in half, then draw a long ear shape for them to cut out. When they are finished cutting, they should have 4 pieces to work with. Pick up the 2 pink pieces and trim them so they are slightly smaller than the white pieces.
Glue the pink pieces onto the white pieces to make ears for the lamb. Glue the ears to the back of the paper plate.
Invite kids to glue 2 large wiggly eyes to their paper plate. If they wish, they may draw a mouth on their lamb.
Next, kids will need to gently pull apart the cotton balls and glue them onto the paper plate. White school glue is best for this task!
When the lambs are finished, kids may glue a loop of ribbon to the back so they can hang them, or glue a large craft stick to the back to use as a puppet. Simple, cute, and fun!
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