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Easy Lion Crafts for Kids to Make

These easy lion crafts for kids will bring out the inner roar in any child.

So let's get roaring and create something incredibly cute and adorable today.

Collage of Easy Lion Crafts for Kids
Hands down the best Lion Craft ideas you will find on the internet!

You will be using a variety of materials including items like paper plates, tissue paper, felt, and cardboard tubes.

This makes these quick summer crafts great for toddlers, preschoolers, Kindergarten, or just kids of all ages.

They are perfect for zoo camps, school art projects, simple fun at home, or wrapping up a homeschool unit on African animals.

Before the kids get started with one of these fun crafts here are some really neat and interesting Lion facts to enjoy with your kids.

Learn about how fast they can run, how to spot a male lion, and more.

Fun Facts about Lions

  • Lions are the only cats that live in groups.
  • Lions are the second largest big cat species in the world, behind tigers.
  • A lion's roar can be heard up to 5 miles away.
  • The heaviest lion on record weighed an amazing 826 lbs.
  • Lions can reach speeds of up to 50 mph, but only in short bursts.
  • Male lions are easy to recognize thanks to their distinctive manes. 
  • Lions rest for around 20 hours a day in the wild.

Cute and Easy Lion Crafts for Kids to Make

L is for Lion
Artsy Craftsy Mom

"Make this adorable L for Lion Craft using our Printable Template that’s perfect for learning about the zoo, the jungle, forest animals, carnivores, big Cats, or the Letter L" - Artsy Craftsy Mom

Paper Tube Lion Craft
Hello Wonderful

Turn a standard paper roll into a cute lion with this low-mess craft.

Paper Plate Lion Craft
Super Simple

A creative and simply adorable Paper Plate Lion Craft with a fabulous mane.

Cupcake Liner Lion Craft
Raising Little Superheroes

"Your children will love using your leftover cupcake liners to create this adorable and easy-to-make Cupcake Liner Lion Craft." - Raising Little Superheroes

Wooden Spoon Lion Craft
I Heart Crafty Things

Use wooden spoons to make this adorable lion craft. It's a simple craft for kids and is great to make after a trip to the zoo.

Mixed Media Newspaper Lion Craft
Arty Crafty Kids

"Newspaper is an amazingly dynamic base for mixed media art, adding depth and texture to projects. It’s accessible, inexpensive and if you’re keen to try something new, then this super cute Mixed Media Newspaper Lion Craft is a good place to start!" - Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Bag Lion Puppets Craft
Kids Craft Room

"This paper bag lion craft is great for encouraging imaginative play and storytelling. Because it’s a paper bag puppet this is a lion craft that even your tiny tots can play with. Just pop your hand inside and you’re good to go! ROAR!" - Kids Craft Room

Lion Favor Pouch
Handmade Charlotte

Throwing a lion party? "You can create your own color scheme too. Fill the pouch with candy, temporary tattoos, or small favors of your choice, and delight your guests with some wild packaging!" -

Lion Footprint Craft
Messy Little Monster

"Kids will love creating this cute lion craft using their footprint. Adding a fingerprint mane is a nice extra touch.   Why not paint onto a canvas to make an extra special piece of wall art." - Messy Little Monster

Leaf Stamping Lion Craft
Craft, Learn, and Play

"Preschoolers will enjoy every moment, from collecting leaves, painting, stamping, cutting and gluing till the very end where they get the cute lion craft" - Craft, Learn and Play

Aren’t all these lion crafts super cute?

Did you know that World Lion Day is on August 10th?

I think it’s the perfect time for some lion-themed projects and I hope you will find one of these easy lion crafts for kids to work out perfectly for you.

After creating one of these fun crafts a perfect follow-up activity is reading some books about lions.

Check out these awesome ones we recommend!

If you’d like to try some more fun animal-themed crafts be sure to check out our Zoo Animals Landing Page (coming soon) which includes elephants, monkeys, zebras, hippos, and more!