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Easy Lion Craft For Preschool

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Get ready for roaring good time with the kids!

This lion craft is a fun, cheap and easy activity to do one on one with your child or with a classroom.

We love animal crafts and this one takes the top spot in our favorites!

It’s super simple and comes with a free printable template so it’s great to make with preschool, pre k and kindergarten aged kids.

All the kids will love showing Mom and Dad their very own king of the jungle!

Check out our quick video tutorial or read our step by step directions to see all the details.

Lion Craft For Kids

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collage of two images with paper lion craft and the words "lion craft for kids" in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the lion craft template, print and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding lion craft template

Begin to assemble the lion’s face by gluing the eyes towards the top of the yellow orange face. If you look closely at the pictures you can see we made one lion with the wider part of the face up and one with the wider part of the face down. You can make it whichever way you prefer.

hands gluing on eyes to paper lion head

Glue the lion’s nose just below the eyes.

hands gluing on nose to paper lion face

Use the circle punch or scissors to cut out two 1″ circles. Glue these circles on either side of the nose, just below the eyes. If you don’t want to cut more pieces out, you can also use a pink marker to draw in the cheeks.

hands gluing on cheeks to paper lion craft

Take the black marker and draw on the mouth like the pictures show.

hands drawing on mouth with black marker

Use the pink marker to draw the inner ear onto the lion’s outer ear. Glue the ears to the top, back of the lion’s face.

hands drawing on inner ear to lion outer ear
hands gluing completed ears to back of lion head

Take the completed lion’s face and glue it in the middle of the lion’s mane.

hands gluing on completed lion head to lion's mane

Put the neck behind the back of the mane and glue in place.

paper lion craft with dark orange mane on marble background with green fabric

This would make a fun craft for a safari or wild animal birthday party! Just have the pieces ready to go and all the little guests can make one to take home.

We’re betting if you like this lion craft, you’ll also like to make this paper elephant craft too!

paper lion craft with light orange mane on marble background with green fabric

Besides making as a birthday craft, we think this lion craft is also great for preschoolers learning about the letter L.

Have them read a fun lion themed book, use this L is for Lion worksheet and then make this fun lion craft!

Share With Us

Did you make this lion craft with your kids? If so, we’d love to see it!

All you need to do is take a picture of your completed card and post it to our Facebook page or join our private Facebook group and share it in there!

light orange maned and dark orange maned paper lions on marble background with green fabric

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Lion Craft For Preschool

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this easy lion craft that's great for preschool kids. Download the free printable template and make today.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock (in orange, yellow orange, pink and black)
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Pink and black marker
  • Lion template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • 1" circle punch (optional)

Instructions

  1. Download the lion craft template, print and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to assemble the lion's face by gluing the eyes towards the top of the yellow orange face.
  3. Glue the lion's nose just below the eyes. Take the black marker and draw on the mouth like the pictures show.
  4. Use the circle punch or scissors to cut out two 1" circles. Glue these circles on either side of the nose, just below the eyes. If you don't want to cut more pieces out, you can also use a pink marker to draw in the cheeks.
  5. Use the pink marker to draw the inner ear onto the lion's outer ear. Glue the ears to the top, back of the lion's face.
  6. Take the completed lion's face and glue it in the middle of the lion's mane.
  7. Put the neck behind the back of the mane and glue in place.
  8. This would make a fun craft for a safari or wild animal birthday party! Just have the pieces ready to go and all the little guests can make one to take home.

Free Lion Craft Template

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