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Lion Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

The king of the jungle deserves to be made into this cool lion headband craft!

It’s a fun and simple headband craft for kids that’s fun to make and wear!

Download our free template and make with preschoolers, pre-k and kindergarten children. It comes in a craft version, black and white version and full color version. Pick your favorite and have some fun!

Watch our quick video tutorial to see how easy it is to make or read our step by step directions below.

Easy Lion Craft For Kids

collage of paper lion craft craft images with the words lion craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock (in yellow, orange, black, white and pink)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors or stapler
  • Lion headband template (download form located at the end of this post)

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Directions

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

hands holding paper lion headband craft template

Use a dark orange marker to draw straight lines all around the lion’s mane.

hands drawing mane marks on paper lion headband craft

Begin to make the lion part of the headband by gluing the face to the mane. Next glue the eyes to the lion head. Glue the nose to the top of the mouth.

hands gluing lion face onto mane
hands gluing eyes onto lion headband face
hands gluing nose onto paper lion face

Place the cheeks slightly on the bottom part of the eyes and glue in place.

Glue the finished lion’s face to the middle of the mane. Take the completed lion head/mane combo and glue it one of the headband extenders.

hands gluing lion face onto headband extender

Use a pink marker to draw in the lion’s inner ear.

Add as many extenders as you need to fit your child’s head.

hands taping headband extenders onto paper headband

Lion Template Options

We’ve included a few different template option in the free download so the whole family can make these together!

The option we shared the directions for is the craft version. This one is perfect for kids who love creating and making paper crafts.

paper lion headband craft

We’ve also included a black and white version to print and color. This is a great option for younger kids who can’t make the paper craft by themselves. Let them color in with markers, crayons or colored pencils, then cut and assemble!

closeup of paper lion headband craft

Finally we’ve included a full color version. Print this one at home or at a print shop, cut and assemble and you’re done. This option is ideal if you’re hosting a zoo animal birthday party and you want a headband for every guest.

flat paper lion headband crafts

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Lion Headband Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute lion headband craft with the kids. It’s great for zoo or wild animal themes and parties!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock (in yellow, orange, black, white and pink)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors or stapler
  • Lion headband template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the lion headband template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Use a dark orange marker to draw straight lines all around the lion’s mane.
  3. Begin to make the lion part of the headband by gluing the face to the mane. Next glue the eyes to the lion head. Glue the nose to the top of the mouth.
  4. Place the cheeks slightly on the bottom part of the eyes and glue in place.
  5. Glue the finished lion’s face to the middle of the mane. Take the completed lion head/mane combo and glue it one of the headband extenders.
  6. Use a pink marker to draw in the lion’s inner ear.
  7. Add as many extenders as you need to fit your child’s head.

Free Lion Template

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