Lion & Lamb

Lion & Lamb craft

Explore opposites with a lion of a project that kids and parents greet with a roar of approval. Through art, young children learn letter recognition, too.

  • 1.

    Spread newspaper over your work area. Pour brown and yellow Crayola® Washable Fingerpaint into produce trays. Mix colors if you like to get the hues you want for your painting.

  • 2.

    To create a lion, press the palm of your hand in brown paint. Spread your fingers wide. Carefully press a handprint in the middle of construction paper. Wipe your hand with paper towels.

  • 3.

    Dip individual fingers in the yellow paint and press fingerprints on the paper to create the lion's features.

  • 4.

    Dip your finger in the paint again and print a large letter L on the paper. Spell the word lion if you like.

  • 5.

    While your painting dries, think about why lions are so fierce. What other animals are also predators (hunt for food)? What animals have natures that are opposite that of ferocious lions? Paint a lamb, llama, lark, leopard, or other animals, too!