This paper plate lion craft is one of our favorite animal paper plate crafts for kids because it is so cute and easy. Making a lion out of a paper plate is perfect for kids of all ages especially preschool level. Making a paper plate lion is a fun craft for zoo camps, school, home or as part of a homeschool or classroom unit on African animals.
Easy Paper Plate Lion Craft
This fun paper plate animal craft is fun and easy for kids of all ages! Let’s make a lion out of a paper plate. Once you see how easy this lion craft is, you will think that paper plates were MADE for making lions!
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Supplies Needed for Lion Craft
- White paper plates
- Brown and yellow paint
- Brown construction paper
- Large googly eyes
- Scissors or preschool training scissors
Directions to Make Paper Plate Lion Craft
After gathering supplies, paint a brown ring around the outside of the paper plate.
Paint the inner portion of the paper plate yellow. Use the paintbrush to paint yellow streaks on top of the still-wet brown paint.
Cut the lion’s nose from the brown construction paper (we used a rounded heart shape). Press the nose and the wiggly eyes onto the still-wet yellow paint. If the paint becomes dry, secure the nose and wiggly eyes with white school glue.
Use the brush to paint a mouth and whiskers onto the lion.
When all of the paint is dry, snip the brown ring with scissors. Ruffle and bend the edges to create the lion’s mane.
Finished Paper Plate Lion Craft
Isn’t your finished lion craft cute? Super easy and fun paper plate animal craft for preschool, Kindergarten or beyond…
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How did your paper plate lion craft turn out?