Get roaring with these incredibly cute and easy lion crafts for kids! Celebrate these majestic animals in time for World Lion Day on 10th August.
Have you watched the Lion King yet? It was one of my favorite movies growing up, and it makes me so glad to be able to catch it again with my own child!
When I watched the 1994 version, I was a huge fan of Simba – the kid version. I wasn’t too keen to have him grow up into a great big lion with a mane and everything. I guess that’s how I feel about my own cub now!!
Anyway, since it’s Lion King fever everywhere and we have World Lion Day coming up on 10th August, I think it’s the perfect time for some lion themed projects. And that’s why we’ve gathered these cute and easy lion crafts for kids – perfect to celebrate The Lion King or any other lion you love!
10 Cute and Easy Lion Crafts for Kids
This lion from Super Simple is soooo cute! And to think that it’s so easy even toddlers can give it a try! Good sticking and cutting practice for young crafters.
Recycle an old CD with craft supplies lying around your home for a fun lion craft. There’s nothing else that goes with L for an animal alphabet!
This little lion is so cute, especially his little paws and feet! Hello Wonderful makes good use of a cardboard tube and a foam ball to put together one of the cutest lions ever!
Who knew cupcake liners would make such a cool lion’s mane? Well, they obviously thought so at Raising Little Super Heroes, and it’s turned out quite well!
I Heart Crafty Things shows us how to make lions – out of wooden spoons! Don’t be fooled by the skinny nature of the spoons, these lions are quite impressive!
If you’re planning a safari or jungle theme party, you’re going to need party favors, and Kix Cereal has just the thing for you – lion party favors!
Simple Everyday Mom features this card as a Father’s Day card, but I think it would also make a great idea for any animal lover, or an invitation card for a jungle theme party!
Make Film Play has a fun stop motion movie about making a simple paper lion, and kids are going to love it! They’re sure to be tempted to make more jungle animals!
Love this craft for its innovative use of plain craft supplies! Arty Crafty Kids gives us a project that reminds us of the simple crafts of our childhood.
10. Curly Mane Lion
Now here’s a fun way to teach kids how to curl paper – by making a curly lion’s mane! Arty Crafty Kids has all the instructions to make this fun craft.
Aren’t these lions super cute? Just like baby Simba, I might add! If you’d like to try some more jungle animal themed crafts, do check out our giraffe crafts, elephant crafts and hippo crafts. And if you’d like to include all the animals, go with our 3 D forest diorama!