Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Lamb Place Card Holder Craft

The little ones have been helping me put together place card holders for Easter dinner, an idea we're modifying from one we found at the Crafts for All Seasons site. Theirs is very cute, but a little labor intensive, because they use q-tips for the lamb's wool. We simplified things, by keeping the q-tips for the lambs' ears, but using cotton balls, for the rest of the wool.


To make our lambs, we used glue and tape, cotton balls, one q-tip per lamb, an empty cereal box, black construction paper, a white crayon, scissors, and two clothes pins per lamb.

I cut oval bodies, from the cereal box, using the clothes pin legs, as a guide for the size, and smaller oval heads, from the construction paper.


We used the white crayon to draw on faces, and then glued the heads to the bodies, and added cotton balls (we should have added the cotton balls to the printed side of the cardboard, and left the plain side facing out - but live and learn).


We finished the heads off with a cotton ball on the forehead, and the tips of the q-tip for ears.


Finally, we glued, and taped the lambs to the clothes pin legs...


...which will hold our place cards.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

5 comments:

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very nice! Those place cards turned out great.

Ticia said...

What a cool idea. I keep talking about doing a placecard holder craft, and Jeff just rolls his eyes, and says everyone will just ignore it anyways.....

Wonder Mom said...

Awww- I love the little Q-tip ears!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Oh, these are adorable!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

That is sooooo clever! I love it!!! Very cute! :-)