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Another Paper Plate Lion - Fun Family Crafts --- for our lions, I had the kids paint a small paper plate for the face. Then they took black paint to paint eyes, a nose, and a mouth. For the mane, they ripped brown paper into pieces that I stapled to the plate. They turned out very cute! We could try using a big plate and cutting it next time, but that might be a little advanced for some of my kids.
We're going to the Zoo! craft - simple, but i never actually remember simple