This Paper Plate Lion Craft is a simple, nature-inspired craft idea for kids.
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For these lions, we are using leaves for the lions mane! You’ll need to collect some leaves, so head on outside to collect as many as you can! In addition to the leaves, you’ll need a paper plate and a few basic craft supplies.
These paper plate lions make a fun classroom or homeschool craft. The instructions are super easy to follow for even the very little ones!
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- Washable kids paint
- Paper plate
- Permanent marker
- Liquid school glue
- Foam paintbrush – these work great for painting larger areas
- Googly eyes
- Start by painting the paper plate with yellow washable kids paint and foam paintbrush. Let dry completely.
- Next, using the liquid school glue, glue the leaves around the rigid edges of the paper plate for the mane. Overlapping the leaves look really pretty, or if you have a lot of leaves you can glue them as often and “thick” as you like.
- Lastly, using the permanent marker draw a simple face for the lion and glue on the googly eyes.
Didn’t these turn out cute?
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