This is another fun quarantine craft for kids! It would be perfect for a day spent talking about animals. I’ve definitely stopped being strict with a schedule or keeping with a theme all week long now that we are on week seven of being home. But I still think having a theme for a whole day or afternoon helps focus craft time and learning!
Also, adding a balloon to any craft makes it feel a little extra festive. Plus, if you are running out of space to house all the kid crafts you have been making this has the bonus of being a bit temporary and only lasting two days or so.
- Yellow balloon
- Glue stick
- Construction paper in red, yellow, and orange
- Permanent marker
1. Blow up your yellow balloon and tie it.
2. Cut out strips of construction paper (vertically about an inch wide) and then cut them in half again.
3. Fold over a little bit of a strip and add glue to the folded section. Press the strip down around the balloon for a few seconds. Repeat with the rest of the strips and glue them all around the balloon alternating between red, yellow, and orange. Note: I folded over some strips more than others to give me a variety of lengths. I also balanced the balloon on top of a roll of tape to make it easier to add all the mane strips.
4. Cut out two red half ovals and two yellow ones a little bit smaller. Glue the yellow ovals on top of the red ones.
5. Glue the ovals at the top of the balloon for ears.
6. Cut out a triangle for the nose and glue it in the middle of the balloon.
7. Use a marker to draw on a mouth and whiskers.
8. Add eyes and little dots to complete the lion.