Instead of a Valentine’s Day box to hold Valentine’s, my daughter was asked to make a Valentine jug for their class party. I’m pretty sure I got more excited about this than her and after talking it over we decided to make a lion out of her milk jug. Today I am going to show you my version, although I’m sure her kid version will look better than mine! 🙂
Here’s what you will need:
Lion Patterns, get those here.
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Stick
Construction Paper (Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, & White)
Milk or Water Jug
Large Wiggly Eyes (you could use these instead of the printed ones to add some dimension)
Cereal Box (You could also do the lion on a cereal box if you prefer that over the milk jug)
Here’s what I did:
The first thing I did was cleaned out the milk jug and then cut a hole at the top large enough to fit her Valentines in. I made sure to keep the entire handle intact so she could still use that to hold the jug.
I then painted the jug yellow, with 2 coats of paint.
From there I took the patterns I created, cut them out and glued them together (the patterns come with directions on how to assemble those). I used a black marker to add a smile and whiskers. I finished off the craft by hot gluing the assembled patterns on to the milk jug. Hot glue is important here, as I don’t think your typical Elmer’s glue will work.
You can get the patterns to make this craft in my TpT store here: Valentine Lion Craft
Take a look at the video for a closer look at how to make this craft!