Lion Brand Yarnhttp://lionbrand.com
Kids like to create crafts with yarn but often don't know how to crochet or knit. This Yarn Wrapped Lion gives them an opportunity to raid Mom's yarn basket and end up with a wonderful craft.
1 ball 640-189 Wool-EaseŽ Thick & Quick Yarn: Butterscotch
1 ball 640-125 Wool-EaseŽ Thick & Quick Yarn: Hazelnut
1 Pom pom Maker
Small piece of black felt
Small amount of black yarn
Paper or plastic cup 4 in. (10 cm) tall and 3 in. (7.5 cm) diameter across top rim
Apply glue to the base of cup.
Cover glued base with A, wrapped in a spiral shape.
Continue applying glue to outside of cup and wrap with A, leaving rim of cup uncovered.
Trim A, leaving a 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) tail.
Cut an 18 in. (46 cm) length of B. Apply glue to rim edge of cup, then wrap once with B. Fold remaining end of B into loops to make paws and glue into place along rim edge of cup.
Make a pom-pom with B. Glue pom-pom to end of tail.
Cut a 3 in. (7.5 cm) diameter circle from cardboard.
Apply a small amount of glue to center of circle. Glue A in a spiral over cardboard circle, applying additional glue as needed.
Cut 22 lengths of B, each 4 in. (10 cm).
Fold each length into a loop, glue loops to back of cardboard circle for mane.
From black felt, cut 2 small circles for eyes and a small triangle for nose.
Glue eyes and nose to head. Glue 2 lengths of black yarn below nose for mouth.
Allow all pieces to dry, then glue head to body.
This craft reprinted courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn.