This is a cute but very simple craft. I think it would be a nice one for younger kids to make for Halloween if they're not really into wearing a big fancy costume (both my girls were like that at age 2).
It would also be nice for a class or daycare to make for a jungle or circus party. They could parade around like lions and sing songs/rhymes like "Going on a Lion Hunt".
- a paper plate or a circle of cardboard (see the turkey wreath for how to make a circle of cardboard)
- construction paper (brown, yellow and/or orange)
- popsicle stick, Tongue Depressor or unsharpened pencil
- Cut rectangles out of construction paper. I make them about 4 inches long and an inch or two wide..
- You can decorate the rectangles with markers or sparkles to make the craft a bit more complicated.
- Have an adult cut the center out of the paper plate so the child's head becomes the center of the mask.
- Roll one of the rectangles of construction paper around a pencil to make it curly.
- Glue the curled rectangles all the way around the edge - we alternated making a pattern -- patterning is a good exercise for young children).
- Optional: Cut a couple of triangles for ears out of construction paper.
- Glue on a popsicle stick or unsharpened pencil as a handle (you might want to add a bit of tape to reinforce).
- Now the child can peek through the lion mask!