Painting is fun and while we usually use paintbrushes, it's nice to mix it up once in a while and use something different. We reused plastic forks to create a distinct texture for this lion craft.

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Plastic Fork
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock or Colored Paper
  • Pencil
  • Circular Object to Trace, optional
  • 1 inch and Single Hole Paper Punch, optional

Create it!

Step 1: Draw or trace a circle in the center of a cardboard square.

Step 2: Place yellow paint around the circle on the piece of cardboard.

Step 3: Using the fork, paint strokes away from the center of the circle to create the lion's mane.

Step 4: Place dots of orange paint around the inside of the mane.

Step 5: Again, use the fork to paint outward from the center, adding to the lion mane.

Step 6: Cut a nose and ears from cardstock and glue to the center of the circle for the lion's face.

Step 7: Use the paper hole punches or cut eyes from cardstock and add to the lion's face.

Step 8: To finish the lion, cut a mouth from cardstock and add just below the lion's nose.

Whether you are working on letter L, studying lions or just looking for a new project, this one is fun and you likely have all the materials on hand already!