Paper Plate Lion Craft


I absolutely adore making paper plate crafts with my daughter. Last spring during our homeschool lesson on the letter L, she and I made a simple but fun paper plate lion craft. She even cut out the paper mane pieces all by herself!


  • Paper plate
  • Yellow and black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue


  1. Paint the paper plate yellow.
  2. Cut the brown construction paper into small strips.
  3. Glue the brown strips around the edge of the painted plate.
  4. Glue two wiggle eyes onto the plate.
  5. Paint a lion face in the center of the plate.

Paper Plate Lion

For another fun lion craft, try my L Is for Lion Handprint and Footprint Craft.


Image Credits

Paper Plate Lion © 2015 Heather Johnson


Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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