Roar! It’s time for a Lion Craft. This cutesy easy lion paper craft for kids is sure to get your kids rolling and having fun. A quintessential animal craft, this 3D Lion craft is super fun to make and play with!
Whether you are looking for a lion craft for wild animals unit study or an easy L for Lion craft for toddlers and preschoolers or simply looking for a fun paper craft to do when you’re bored, this paper lion craft fits in perfectly!
It is super fun to make and we bet kids of all ages will love making this immensely adorable paper animal craft.
3D Paper Lion Craft For Kids
This DIY paper lion is a befitting craft for the king of the jungle. Not only it is quick and easy to make but also uses simple craft supplies that are most likely in your crafts cabinet.
But before we share the step-by-step instructions for making this fun paper lion craft, here is a quick fun fact: A male Ostrich can roar like a Lion! We bet we caught you with this crazy but true fact. Check out more such Fun Facts to be baffled!
Supplies for Easy Lion Craft
- Craft paper – orange, yellow, light yellow, pink, and black
- Black sharpie
How To Make Lion Craft for Kids
Time needed: 20 minutes
- Take orange construction paper
Cut out three rectangles from orange craft paper. We used a 10X12cm rectangle.
- Make accordion folds
Take one rectangle at a time and make accordion folds. Fold the paper from the center to paste the edges together to make a fan shape.
- Paste the fan shapes
Paste the fan shapes along their edges to make a circle. This will make the mane of the lion craft.
- Cut the face of the lion
Take yellow construction paper and cut out the face of the lion using scissors. Paste it on the mane of the lion.
- Make ears of the lion
To make the ears of the lion, cut out two ears from yellow construction paper and smaller ears from pink paper to make inner ears.
Glue the inner ears on the outer ears and paste them on either side of the lion’s face.
- Make the mouth of the lion
To make the mouth of your lion craft, use a lighter tone of yellow color to cut out the mouth. Use two-way tape to paste it on the face of the lion.
- Make the nose of the lion.
Cut out a small triangular-shaped nose from black construction paper and paste it using two-way tape to make your 3d lion craft. Next, use a black sharpie to draw a cute smile.
- Make blush and eyes
To complete your paper lion craft, make eyes using a black sharpie. Next, cut out two small ovals to make the blush and paste them on the face.
That’s all! Your Paper Lion is ready to roar!
This is such a fun and easy craft to make with kids for a zoo theme. Also, it is great for practicing the fine motor skills of young children.