Kids Nature Crafts

Lion And Lamb

Kids lion and lamb nature crafts

It is no secret that I love cardboard crafts. Just add a little contact paper and nature to cardboard and you can make the prettiest kids nature crafts. These crafts are so simple to put together and are so fun and easy for kids of all different ages to participate in. 

Lion

Kids nature lion craft made of repurposed cardboard and contact paper

How I Created This Lion Craft:

I started making this lion by cutting the face and the outline of the lion’s mane out of cardboard. 

Next, I placed the cardboard cutouts on a roll of contact paper with the sticky part of the contact paper facing upward. Once the lion was stuck on the contact paper, I trimmed off the excess contact paper.  

After that, I drew a face on the lion using a marker. 

My plan was to have my boys decorate the lion with dandelions but I quickly realized we did not have any in our yard (which I was happy about until they showed up the next day). Instead of dandelions, I found long, fuzzy grass and decided that would make a fun lion’s mane as well. 

Kids lion nature craft

To have my boys make the craft, I set out the grass in a little tin bucket and had them stick it to the contact paper. This craft is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Both my one year old and three year old enjoyed it so it is also entertaining for a variety of ages. 

What You Will Need:

Contact paper, cardboard, scissors, marker, nature

Directions:

  1. Trace and cut the lion’s head and outline of the mane out of cardboard
  2. Place the lion’s head and mane onto the contact paper, with the sticky side of the contact paper facing up
  3. Trim off the excess contact paper
  4. Draw facial features on the lion’s head with a marker
  5. Gather nature to decorate the lion’s mane with. I used long grass, but you could also use dandelions or other pieces of nature.
  6. Have your child stick the pieces of nature to the contact paper.

Inspired by: fais.pas.ci 

Lamb

Kids sheep nature craft

How I created This Lamb:

I began making this lamb by tracing and cutting the lamb’s head, hair, ears and body out of cardboard. Next, I hot glued all of the pieces together. I trimmed the lamb’s head so that the lamb’s “hair” would be completely hollow in the middle. 

After gluing the lamb together, I stuck it to a piece of contact paper with the sticky side of the contact paper facing up. Then, I decorated the face using markers.

Once the lamb was put together, I collected small white flowers from our front tree. If you wanted this craft to last longer, you could dry the flowers before having your little one do the craft.

To have my boys participate in this craft, I placed the flowers that I had gathered into a tin bucket. My boys stuck the flowers to the contact paper to create this cute little lamb.

kid doing lamb flower craft

What You Will Need:

Contact paper, cardboard, scissors, markers, flowers, hot glue gun

Directions:

  1. Trace and cut the lamb’s head, body, “hair” and ears out of cardboard
  2. Hot glue all of the sheep’s parts together
  3. Place the lamb on the contact paper with the sticky side of the contact paper facing up
  4. Trim off the excess contact paper
  5. Draw facial features on the lamb’s face with markers
  6. Gather flowers to decorate the lamb. 
  7. Have your child stick the flowers to the contact paper.

Inspired by: congebricole

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Rachel
1 year ago

There a kids book called In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb that might be great with this cute cute craft!

Kimmy
Kimmy
1 year ago

What a cute activity!

Danielle
1 year ago

I LOVE this. My daughter and I will be trying it out soon!

Clarice
Clarice
1 year ago

Wow! This looks like fun. Very timely since we don’t really have plans this weekend. Will do this with my boys. Thank you for sharing this wonderful crafting activity. 

Sarah
Sarah
1 year ago

I am trying to find more activities for my son!I will do this!

Britney Stinnett
Britney Stinnett
1 year ago

I love these activities! I can’t wait to try them with my kid!

Marysa
1 year ago

These are adorable! What a fun activity to do with kids. Reminds me of the saying how “spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb”.

vidya
1 year ago

love this craft; i totally admire how you make each one so cool and easy

Ivan M. Jose
1 year ago

This is a nice little project. Thank you for the ideas that you share. I’m picking up a lot for my son’s daily activities.

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