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Lion Craft for my Sunday School kids...*piog*

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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Sunday my 2's and 3's are talking about Daniel and the lions den and this is the craft I am going to do with them..It is so cute...


Lion Pillows


Tonight VBS kicked off at our church, and I'm teaching the 3s and 4s class. As our craft to go along with the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den, we made these lion head pillows:

The idea/directions I was given involved felt and lots of glue or sewing, so I decided to tackle it from another direction. I kinda did my own thing and thought I'd share it here. No thread involved, so not technically "Stitched by Janay" but it is a fabric craft. :)

First I cut large circles out of two different colors of fleece (orange-yellow and tan). I used a template and rotary cutter which made it go so much faster. I used the largest option on this "Easy Circle Cut" so they were 10.5" circles.

Next I paired up one of each color fleece and fringed them. I made 24 cuts about 2.5" deep.

I put a little mark on my scissors so I was sure my cuts were long enough. The knots are difficult to tie if the fringe is too short.

I pre-tied most of the fringe, leaving four of them untied. I just did a single knot, simply for time reasons (ummmmm... I was doing this the night before...). The benefit is that the opposite color fringe appears around each side of the circle. But for longevity sake, it might be best to double knot them.

At this point, the kids got to make the face. Using Tacky Glue we added googly eyes and a felt nose. The mouth and whiskers were added with a Sharpie.

Then we stuffed them with polyfil and finished tying them off. They were a hit!



http://janaysquilts.blogspot.com/2010/07/lion-pillows.html

by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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rfhsure
by beast mode on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM
Cute!
ermka
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Super cute and easy!! I might steal this, lol.
SekiuFishing
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Felt might be a little easier to work with for little hands and for you to cut.  Fleece can be stretchy and annoying at times.  I would also think that it would be easier to glue things on felt rather than fleece.  Two year olds have far less fine motor skills than 3's, just a thought.  


That is an adorable project, have fun.

PinkyPan
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

This is really cute idea. Well done.

VintageWife
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Love!

lovemercygrace
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM
Thanks for the tip

Quoting SekiuFishing:

Felt might be a little easier to work with for little hands and for you to cut.  Fleece can be stretchy and annoying at times.  I would also think that it would be easier to glue things on felt rather than fleece.  Two year olds have far less fine motor skills than 3's, just a thought.  


That is an adorable project, have fun.

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