In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Remember that old saying about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb? I have distinct memories of making lion and lamb crafts from construction paper in school during March. I thought it would be fun to make a lion and lamb craft with my son this month.

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But instead of just focusing on March’s weather, we also added some scriptures to remind us of Jesus this March…

“See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.” Revelation 5:5

“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! “ John 1:29

jesus lion of judah

All you need is two old tops (mine were from oatmeal), lots and lots of buttons, glue, black craft foam and a black pipe cleaner.

jesus lamb of god

Start by gluing buttons around the edges of your tops. Then just squeeze in as many buttons as possible–you want to try to cover up any white space!

For our lion, we added some wiggly eyes on the bottom (to show off his mane to it’s full size!), a triangle craft foam nose and some curvy pipe cleaners for a mouth. He’s a little goofier than I hoped, but I still like him!

Our lamb’s face is on a large black button. Two wiggly eyes and a small red button for a tongue finish him off!

Cute, huh? And now as we experience the seasons of March–the blustery winds and the tender new spring, we can think of how our Lord and Savior, Jesus is as strong as a lion yet chose to sacrifice Himself as the Lamb of God for us, His beloved children.


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Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of two who blogs at OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids. In her former life, Amanda was a Children’s Pastor — overseeing, organizing and developing ministry for kids in nursery through middle school, but now that she is a mom, her “skills” are used up on her kids!