Let's roar with joy and make lion crafts for kids. The projects are so easy to do, that even your preschoolers can help. Lion art is great for keeping up the excitement after coming home from the zoo.
The main feature of a lion is his mane. Well, at least for the males. The lioness doesn't have furry necks.
In the jungle, the mighty jungle. The lion sleeps.... Wait, is he sleeping? No, I see his eyes are open.
This lion craft for kids uses recycled materials!
Glue a 9 3/4 by 5-inch piece of yellow paper on the container.
Cut two front paws out of paper 4 3/4 by 1 3/4 inches. Cut two "J" shapes to make the back paws. Draw toes on the paws.
Tape the paws to the container.
Cut a 5 1/2 inch piece of raffia. With the brown marker, color one end of it. Tape the non-colored end to the back of the container.
Trace the bottom of the fruit cup on yellow paper. Cut two small ovals with blue paper. Cut a watermelon shape out of brown paper for a nose. Glue everything to the yellow paper with the glue stick. Draw a mouth with the black marker.
Tape the face to the bottom of the fruit cup.
With hot glue, glue the fruit cup on the cap of the container. Let the lion dry.
To make the mane cut a piece of yarn approximately 19 feet. Wrap it around your hand. Place the yarn around the fruit cup. Hold the yarn with one hand and carefully place a rubber band around the fruit cup to secure the yarn.
Eat, Eat.... oh wait that is for Santa, not the lion. Anyway, this lion needs to stand twice to make a shadow.
Color the clothespins orange with a marker.
Clip the two clothespins on the large craft stick for the legs.
Glue a cupcake liner on each side of the large craft stick for the mane.
In the center glue on the googly eyes. With markers draw on a nose and mouth.
Below are some lion crafts for kids that use paper plates.
Streamers, streamers everywhere, but no more Halloween to celebrate. Here's a craft to do... No, you'll won't have to mummify a cat. But you could use the steamers to make a great wild cat.
Cut sixteen pieces of streamer approximately 5 1/2 inches.
Glue one end of a piece of streamer on the rim of the paper plate.
Fold the piece behind and glue the other end the rim. Glue another piece on the plate. Gluing and folding until the rim of the plate is covered.
From brown construction paper cut a circle 6 1/4 inches. Cut smaller circles for ears.
When the rim is covered, glue the brown circle in the center.
Make a face for the lion. First, find a scrap of yellow construction paper and draw two circles for the eyes and cut out. With a black marker add pupils to the eyes. Place the circles on a piece of black paper.
Draw around the circle and make a point on the left and right side, so that it looks like cat eyes. Glue the eyes on the brown paper.
Now grab a scrap of black construction paper and cut out a triangle for the nose.
With a marker draw a mouth. From the nose draw a curved line to right and a curved line to the left.
He can't wait to be king. So let's make a mane to crown him.
On most paper plates there is an indentation below the rim that marks the plate section. Fold the plate slightly so that you can cut on this line. You will want the rim intact.
Color your rim yellow, orange, or brown.
With a hole punch, punch a hole near the outside of the rim. Across from this hole punch another hole on the inside of the plate. Continue around the circle.
Thread a plastic needle with yarn. Or you could just thread the yarn through the holes in the rim. If the yarn is too short, cut another piece and tie the two together.
Cut a circle of construction paper 6 3/4 inches. Glue to the mane.
Add a face.
Wait! Before you add a face make the coffee filter lion below and glue to the circle.
The brave, brave lion will go face the dangers of the wild. He will go through dark valleys, over small hills, and peek over the tall savanna grass.
Before you begin, cover your work area with a plastic tablecloth or placemat. Make lines on a coffee filter with a marker.
Spray with water. Let the filter dry.
If the color on the filter is not dark enough make more lines with a different color or the same color. Spray again with water and let dry.
Cut a sheet of 11 1/2 by 9-inch construction paper in half. You only want a half of a sheet.
Fold your piece of paper in half. Draw a heart shape but round the bottom. This will be the lion's face.
Cut a triangle from black paper for the nose. Draw a curved line for the mouth. Glue on googly eyes.
Every king or queen needs their own picture gallery. Here's a picture of Leo the Third that you can paint yourself.
Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.
Take your paper towel roll and cut four slits each about an inch in length.
Fold back the slits.
Cut more slits in the original slits to make it look more like a lion's mane.
Pour some orange paint on the paper plate. Drip the end of the towel roll that looks like a lion's mane into the paint, so that it is covered. Use like a stamp and gently press down in the center of the piece of cardstock.
Pour a little bit of yellow paint on the paper plate. With your paint brush paint the inside of the lion's mane yellow. Let dry.
While your lion is drying, take 8 craft sticks and lay them flat side by side.
Take 2 craft sticks and glue them with tacky glue attaching the 8 together.
Take the last 4 craft sticks and glue them on, making a picture frame.
Cut a piece of plastic wrap. Wad it up so it is a miniature rolling pin. Pour a little more orange paint on the paper plate. Drip your plastic wrap rolling pin into the paint, use it to paint on the Popsicle sticks. Let dry.
Paint just the sides of the frame.
When your lion mane is dry, pour some black paint on the paper plate. Paint a lion face on your lion. Let dry.
When everything is dry, place the lion picture in the frame.
Put a picture hanger on the back and hang it on the wall. Take a step back and enjoy your masterpiece like a king or queen.
Something was crouched down in the savanna grass, staring at its prey. What could it be? Big paws, a lot of claws, and maybe some teeth. The hair around its neck crowned his head, as though he was king. Let's make some lion crafts for kids to show our love of this magnificent beast.
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