In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Mask Crafts

This month we have been talking all about wind, and it has been windy here lately! Last week I read the story In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb (affiliate link) by Marion Dane Bauer. It’s a cute little book that tells the story of the month of March blowing in fierce like a lion and leaving sweet like a lamb. Then we had a friend over and we made lion and lamb masks. 

Celebrate Spring with this In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Mask Crafts for Kids!

Over the weekend, I prepped all our crafts for the week to make it easier on myself. I put our play date craft in separate basket, it was so easy to set up! I really like the idea of prepping for the week on the weekend, hopefully I can keep it up.

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  • 2 Paper Plates with a circle cut from the center
  • 2 large craft sticks
  • Paint in choice of color for the ears
  • Paint brushes
  • Cotton Balls
  • Yarn cut into 3-4″  lengths
  • Glue
  • Tape

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First we painted the circles cut from the center of the paper plates with brown and black paint for the ears of the lion and the lamb. Another option would be to cut ear shapes from brown and black construction paper, but were all about the three R’s here- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! 

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Next, Caden squirted a whole bunch of glue onto one paper plate! These masks seriously took all night to dry! But I let him go for it! It’s all part of the process ya know. 😉

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Then Caden placed the cotton balls all around the paper plate and we set it aside to dry. Caden did much better than I anticipated covering the paper plate with cotton balls. 

Lion collage

After Caden was finished with his lamb mask, he squirted more glue onto the second paper plate and set out to make the lion mask. With great enthusiasm he covered the paper plate with rust orange yarn! When he covered the glue with yarn we set it aside to dry. 

It seriously took all day to dry. When he was finally dry we taped on the ears which I had cut out from the painted circle pieces. We also used tape to attach the masks to the crafts sticks. 

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A few days later I finally got Caden to pose for a minute with his lion and lamb masks. The results were these adorable pictures!

lion mask

lamb mask

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7 thoughts on “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Mask Crafts”

  1. I bet Caden had lots of fun with these masks! My daughter would love the lion – and roaring at everyone she saw!

  2. alexa-cade says:

    Thank you for choosing our activity for your favorite of the week!!

  3. Beth says:

    Super cute! I was just explaining this expression to my kiddos yesterday =) Pinned onto my Preschool Play & Learn board.

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,

  4. Pinkoddy says:

    What cute ideas – and a lot of fun I bet.

    I am featuring on the Kids Coop

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