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Lions & Lambs Spring Craft Idea for Kids

Keep the little ones wrangled with these fun and fuzzy lion and lamb nameplates. Not only will these paper pets help little ones find their seats, but personalized place settings make great party favors. Perfect for holding notes or cards, these creature clips will enjoy long lives beyond the party table.

  • Cardstock or medium weight paper in black, white, and yellow
  • 4 wooden clothespins
  • Markers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Small pom-poms
  • Googley eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Cut two four-inch circles out of white and yellow cardstock. For sheep cut a head shape out of black paper, as well as two almond-shaped ears. For lion cut head and ears out of yellow cardstock; set aside.

Glue white pom-poms around the perimeter of the white circle. Attach ears to side of head piece, and glue to center of white circle. Affix googley eyes to head. Allow to dry thoroughly, then flip over and attach clothes pins, closed side up, to back of circle. Let dry for 10-20 minutes.

For lion, cut 1 1/2 inch segments of yellow and orange pipe cleaners and glue around yellow circle to create a mane. Attach head in center of mane and glue eyes to head. Glue red pom-pom to center of head and use markers to draw a mouth and whiskers. Repeat last steps of lamb tutorial and let dry. Cut place cards out of paper or write guests’ names on small index cards for a personalized touch.

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