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Paper Plate Lion Arty Crafty Mom

Children can practice cutting in straight lines while creating the lion's mane.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper plate
  • Brown paper
  • google eyes
  • markers
  • white paper
  • paint
  • pipe cleaners
  • glue

What to do:

  • Paint a white paper plane orange/yellow for the lion's face¬†
  • Cut the brown paper in a circle bigger than the paper plate.
  • Stick the brown circle behind the paper plate.
  • Have the child cut strips, on the brown paper around the paper plate to create the mane. The child should stop cutting as it reaches the top of the paper plate.
  • Decorate the lions face using googly eyes, markers, pipe cleaners¬†etc.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of paitning the paper plate, have the child cut pieces of yellow and or ornage paper to collage the lips face.
  • Child can directly cut the paper plate to create the mane instead.
  • Lions face can be drawn on instead.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Uses a pair of scissors

    Has a clear hand preference 

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Fine Motor Skills, Learning Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.

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