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No matter which lion books are in your book basket, these easy lion crafts for kids will make the perfect follow-up activity!
Whether your kids are into Lion King, The Lion Guard on Disney Channel, or just love zoo animals of all kinds, here’s a great round-up of easy lion crafts for kids of all ages.
There are crafts for kids from 2-10 on the list below so you’re sure to find something to inspire your child’s crafty side.
These crafts are perfect for following up your favorite lion picture books!
Easy Lion Crafts for Kids
This simple paper plate torn-paper lion craft from Rainy Day Mum is easy enough for toddlers to make.
Your little ones will love pretending to be a lion as they were their very own lion mask like this one from Stir the Wonder.
One very long piece of yarn makes a wonderful “curly” mane on this paper plate lion from Happy hooligans.
I love the simple trick for sticking the paper strip mane on this lion mask craft from Danya Banya that is easy enough for toddlers to make.
Animal masks, such as this handprint and paper plate lion mask from Kids Craft Room, are a great way to promote imaginative play!
I love how colorful and fluffy this cupcake liner lion craft is from Raising Little Superheroes!
Not only do I love handprint crafts, but I love footprint crafts, too! This Lion Guard footprint craft from The Chirping Moms is sure to get a giggle from your kiddos.
Older children will enjoy creating an origami lion corner bookmark using the tutorial from Easy Peasy and Fun.
If your kids love mixed media art or upcycling items to create art, they’ll love this newspaper lion craft from I Heart Crafty Things
Save your Easter grass or basket filler, and your little ones can make a lion paper bag puppet craft like this one from Meaningful Mama.
Handprint crafts are always a favorite with preschoolers. Use your little ones handprints to create a colorful mane for this paper plate lion from Rainy Day Mum.
Turn your next nature walk into a craft by creating a lion leaf craft like this one from Easy Peasy and Fun.
Add this fun L is for Lion craft from Schooling a Monkey to your letter of the week lessons.
Little ones will love working on their fine motor skills as they complete this paper plate lion’s mane scissor skills craft from School Time Snippets.
Your kids will love turning ordinary sea shells into lions! Check them out at Crafts on Sea.
If it’s seasonally appropriate, you could use this set of lion and lamb puppets from Still Playing School to discuss the term “in like a lion, out like a lamb”.
This blow paint paper plate lion from Mum in the Mad House is so much fun for kids to make!
Books About Lions
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about lions. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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How Do Lions Say I Love You? – Sweet, simple rhymes and glowing illustrations in soft pastels show the touching ways that animals–from elephants to giraffes to chickens–show affection for one another.
Face to Face with Lions – You look straight ahead. You try to breathe normally. You can smell the scent of the huge cat that is staring back. You are a cameraman. He is the King of Beasts. Your only thought is “I hope he has eaten today.”
Dandy – When Daddy spots a solitary weed in his lawn, he’s appalled (along with all of his neighborhood friends). But his daughter Sweetie has fallen in love with the beautiful flower, even going so far as to name it Charlotte. Racing against time and the mockery of his friends, Daddy has to find a way to get rid of the errant dandelion without breaking his little girl’s heart.
Help children give a voice to their world by giving them a chance to practice language. Let them interact and create their own special imaginary world with Wild Africa needle felted play mat squares and animals.
This Lion Jigsaw Wood Puzzle is created for educational and entertainment purposes. The toy is designed to develop your child’s attention, matching, problem-solving skills, concentration, imagination, motor skills and more!
Are you looking for more Zoo Animal activities? If so, be sure to check out these posts from some very talented blogger friends! They’re sure to help you round out an entire Zoo Animals unit study!