Make the supplies for this lion craft for a group of kids, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!
Check out this simple and cute paper lion! Kids will love making it. Get the Free Paper Lion Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.
Do you want more Zoo Animal fun? My Zoo Animal Activity Packet will entertain kids for hours. It includes 12 printable activities and 2 craft templates!
Did you know that cave paintings of lions were found in France dated to 17,000 years ago? Read more on Wikipedia.
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your Easy Paper Lion supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Paper Lion Printable <— Get it Here!
- colored copy paper, colored cardstock, or construction paper
- scissors (good pair)
- glue sticks
- marker (for face)
Step 1: Download and Print the Lion Craft Template
Download the Free Paper Lion Printable. You will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper and cutting out shapes up to 10 at a time.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Lion Shapes
Once you have the lion template printed out, staple it to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper. This way you can cut out multiple shapes at one time.
The face and the nose will need to be separated because they are two different colors.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Tip: While you’re cutting, if you’ve cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!
Step 3: How to Assemble
The kids will have so much fun making their paper lion! Watch my quick youtube video to see how to assemble the lion:
I recommend having a lion that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.
- start with the yellow body
- glue the brown mane onto the yellow body
- glue the yellow face on top of the mane
- glue on the nose
- draw on the face
- don’t forget to write your name on the back
And you’re done!!
This is such a fun and simple zoo animal craft for kids. This paper lion is easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.
It took me about 10 minutes to have the supplies for 20 kids. How amazing is that?! Now you’re ready to take your Paper Lion craft to your event. This would be a great craft for a zoo lesson, Preschool, Scouts or just a fun school party idea.
More Animal Crafts
If you liked this craft, check out some of our other animal crafts:
- Fun Paper Giraffe Craft
- Easy Preschool T-Rex Craft
- Bald Eagle Craft with template
- Paper Tiger Craft with Template
- Easy Butterfly Craft
- Paper Bear Craft with Template
As always, I try to make the classroom and party crafts: Fast, Easy & Inexpensive. Enjoy!