Did March Come in Like a Lion?

Have you heard the old folklore that “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”? Or sometimes it’s the other way around and it comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion. 😉 March can be an interesting month for those of us that live in the northern part of the United States. Today was cloudy and windy, so for us, it came in like a lion. Here’s a fun little craft the kids can do in honor of the first day of March.

Supplies you’ll need include construction paper, pencil, ruler, 2 Styrofoam or paper plates, glue, scissors, wiggly eyes, a marker and cotton balls. A compass for drawing a circle will come in handy or a small bowl the size of the bottom of the plates you’ll be using works great.

Let’s start with the lion. Draw a circle on yellow construction paper that is approximately the size of the bottom of the plates. You can draw a circle around a bowl, if you have one about the right size. It doesn’t have to be the perfect size, just close will work. 🙂

Cut out the circle using your scissors.

Glue the circle to the inside bottom of the plate.

Now glue 2 wiggly eyes in place.

Using your marker, draw a nose and mouth for your lion.

Now cut about 10 strips of yellow construction paper that are approximately 3/4″ wide by 3″ long. They don’t need to be perfect, just around that size.

Cut another 10 strips the same size from orange construction paper. Alternating colors, glue one end of each strip around outside edge of the lion’s face.

ROAR!! GROWL!! Great job! Your lion is complete! Now let’s make the lamb of March. Start by tracing around the bowl again, this time on black construction paper.

Cut out the black circle and apply glue to one side.

Position it on the inside bottom of the second plate.

Glue 2 wiggly eyes in place.

Cut 2 ear shapes from the black construction paper.

And glue in place.

Glue cotton balls all around the outside edge of the plate. Cover up some of the edge of the black face too. Add a nose and mouth, if you like.

BAA! BAA! And there you have finished your lamb too! Great job! Now, which way did March come in for you at your house? It will be interesting to watch and see if March goes out in the opposite way it came in! Have fun making your March lion and lamb! 🙂

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