Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow Flake Lions

Happy Friday!

Do you, too, have multitudes of paper snow flakes around your house, this time of the year? Here's something new: 1 snow flake + 1 lion = 1 snow flake lion! Suddenly, we have "a pride" in our house. We think they're so cute and I hope you will, too, make these cuties. This is a wonderful, sit down project, to do with your kids: easy paper snowflake lions.  I'd love to see your snow flake creations, too! See below for the how-to complete with PDF template (click here)

...Lions... oh my! (Lions and tiger and bears, why not?) I'd love to see what kind of creativity this brings to your surroundings, too.

How to make Paper Snow Flake Lions:





















1. Cut snow flake and lion body (click here for PDF) 2-3. Unfold snow flake. 4. Fold Lion. 5-6. Carefully slide the snow flake over the lion's head.  I hope these bring you as much pleasure as they've brought us. See you back here, next week! Wishing you a happy and a creative weekend! 

Printable Templates
1. Lion PDF Template (click here for PDF) 
2  Snow flake template (snow flake template here) 

Something you might like this weekend:



14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pattern! The lion is so cute.

    I made one at the office and since I had no card stock I used a manilla folder. :) I also posted it here on my instagram account.

    http://instagram.com/p/UokUgKDGaY/

    xo,

    Jess

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  2. Adorable! My kiddos will love this.

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  3. So cute, Gina! I have so many cut snowflakes already - now we can put them to use!

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    1. Great to hear from you! I can imagine the scene you'll create! Thanks for coming by,

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  4. WAW!! I love your lion. Such a creative way to use snowflakes.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I can only imagine that you, too, have a nice pile of these paper flakes around the house, too! He just called out to be!.... we have ostriches and trees and... more on the way!

      I hope your year is starting off creative, inspired and off on a wonderful note!


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  5. Some questions on these lions--The Lion template says to use card stock, which I did. However, I assumed the snowflake should also be card stock--that's very hard to cut into a snowflake. Did you actually use paper for the snowflake part?

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to write. I'm very happy to help. Yes, I used paper for these and if you feel that the card stock that you have is too heavy, then, use regular paper to cut the snow flake. Depending on how intricate you are cutting, you can even use an xacto knife.

      I don't have the paper weights handy but, as a general rule of thumb, would recommend using card stock for the lion's body so that it holds it shape and so that it stands. Regarding the snow flake, I've used everything from card stock to parchment paper for it. Good luck and don't hesitate to check in!

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  6. Oops--second question that I forgot--it looks like the center circle on the snowflake on the template is actually bigger than in the photos. If I use the inner circle on the template as the opening for the lion's head, then I can't get as much detail cut into the snowflake as you did, so I think that template circle is larger than what you used. Can you check?

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    1. Giving a guideline for the center shape was a little tricky. That inner circle is a guide for the maximum "outer" edge of your center details (for example: the points on the tips of a star ) You can make this center quite small, but, it's just helpful to have one of these star tips deeper so that it easily slips over the edge of the lion's head. Good luck and thank you for asking!

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  7. OK, great. Thanks very much! Going to use this at my daughter's 10th birthday, which is a crafting party!

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Thank you!