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 it 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
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Scissors or stapler
- Lion headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you)
Related: Lion Craft For Preschool
Download the lion headband template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Use a dark orange marker to draw straight lines all around the lion’s mane.
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.
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.
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.
Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!
Lion Template Options
We’ve included a few different template options 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.
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!
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.
Zoo Unit Study
Why not bring the zoo to your home or classroom? Children will love learning about different animals while they create crafts, do activities, and have tons of fun. And you’ll appreciate the fact that these activities are both engaging and educational!
Read on below for our favorite ideas to create your zoo animal unit study in no time at tall.
Kids’ Zoo Animal Books
We always suggest starting out any new unit with books! Reading aloud to your child is a great way to help them learn to focus, develop a stronger vocabulary, and so much more.
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Zoo Kids’ Craft Ideas
Crafting is a great activity for young children for a variety of reasons.
It helps to develop fine motor skills, and it also allows children to express their creativity in a tangible way. Additionally, crafting can be a very calming activity, helping to lessen anxiety and promoting focus. And finally, crafting is simply fun!
Next time you need more ideas, add in some of these cool crafts:
Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids will love creating this elephant craft! It’s great for pretend play and is both cute and easy. Plus, there’s a free template to make it even simpler. Just print out the template, cut out the pieces, and glue them onto a paper bag.
Paper Plate Sloth Craft – Sloths are amazing animals. They are unique, goofy, and fun to watch. This sloth craft is a perfect way for kids to learn more about these animals while having a blast making their own creative masterpieces.
Giraffe Handprint Craft – If you’re looking for a fun, easy, and mess-free craft for your kids, look no further than the giraffe handprint! This cute keepsake is perfect for little ones of all ages and can be made with materials you probably already have around the house.
Zoo Activities For Kids
Zoos are a great way for kids to learn about animals. But did you know that you can also use them to help your kids improve their handwriting, letter recognition, and counting skills? That’s right – these zoo animal worksheets are a great way to help your kids to practice these important skills. And the best part is that they’re fun! Kids will love working on these worksheets and they’ll be proud of their progress.
Do you have a young child who is just learning their letters and numbers? If so, then you should definitely check out our animal do a dot printables! These printables are a great way to help your child with letter and number recognition, fine motor skills, and counting.
More Zoo Animal Fun
- This zoo animal play dough kit is great for sensory play!
- Pretend play just go more fun with these zoo animal pretend play printables.
- Print out these zoo scavenger hunt pages to bring with you to the next zoo trip.
Share With Us
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Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock (in yellow, orange, black, white and pink)
- Glue stick
- Scissors or stapler
- Lion headband template (download form located at the end of this post)
- Download the lion headband template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Use a dark orange marker to draw straight lines all around the lion’s mane.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.