With their majestic manes, lions are easily one of our favorite animals in the cat family and we couldn't resist making one!

Start with:

  • Textured Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Upcycled Plastic Lids
  • Plastic Eyes (optional)

Create it!

Step 1: Follow the instructions for the mane here.

Step 2: From cardstock, cut a circle for the lion's head - smaller than the mane.

Step 3:  Add eyes to the lion's face. We used plastic tops with plastic eyes on top, but cardstock would work as well.

Step 4: Cut a nose and mouth from cardstock, glue to the lion's face.

Step 5: Glue the lion's face to the mane.

Step 6: Cut a circle from textured cardboard. (We used a bowl to trace.)

Step 7: Glue the lion to the circle for easy display.

For an add on, look up lion facts to share with your little artist. It's fun to learn together!