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Handprint Lion Craft

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This cute and simple handprint lion craft is an easy project to do with toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children.

We just adore handprint crafts for kids! There are so many ways to turn your child’s handprint into a fun project and in the end you have a sweet keepsake you’ll cherish for years!

This easy lion craft is great to do when children are learning about the letter L, zoo animals or even at Sunday school for a Daniel and the lions den craft.

Whatever reason you use this craft, we’re sure your kids will have tons of fun making it and showing it off.

Watch our quick video tutorial or read the simple steps of how to make this below.

L is For Lion Craft

two handprint lion crafts closeup with the words "handprint lion" on the bottom

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Lion template (download form located at the end of this post)
handprint lion craft on marble background with green fabric

Directions

Download the lion template, print and cut out the pieces.

hands holding handprint lion template

Use an orange or brown marker to draw lines all along the mane that reach to the center of the circle.

hands drawing lines onto lion's mane

Take the lion’s face and glue it to the middle of the mane. If you’d like to add more detail, use a pink marker to draw in the lion’s inner ears and give it two small, rosy cheeks.

hands gluing on lion face to mane

Trace your child’s hand onto the yellow-orange piece of paper and cut it out. Attach the completed lion’s face onto the thumb area of the handprint, like in the picture below.

hands gluing on lions face and mane to handprint lion body

Glue the lion’s tail to the pinky side of the handprint and then glue the orange hair to the end of the tail.

hands gluing on tail to handprint lion
hands gluing on lion tail hair to craft

Can you believe that’s all there is to it to make this cute handprint lion?

It’s one of our easiest crafts ever, which makes it perfect for crafting with toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children.

hand holding handprint lion craft with marble background and green fabric

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Did you make this easy lion craft with your kids or students? If you did, we would love to see the final project!

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two handprint lions placed vertically with on marble background with green fabric

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Handprint Lion Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy handprint lion craft for kids is simple and cheap to make! Do it with toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Lion template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the lion template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Use an orange or brown marker to draw lines all along the mane that reaches the center of the circle.
  3. Take the lion's face and glue it to the middle of the mane. If you'd like to add more detail, use a pink marker to draw in the lion's inner ears and give it two small, rosy cheeks.
  4. Trace your child's hand onto the yellow-orange piece of paper and cut it out. Attach the completed lion's face onto the thumb area of the handprint, like in the picture below.
  5. Glue the lion's tail to the pinky side of the handprint and then glue the orange hair to the end of the tail.

Free Lion Template

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