Easy paper plate lion mask craft for kids – that toddlers (and up) can make. Super cute too! Rawr!!
Isn’t this toddler-made lion mask just the cutest thing ever! Bee made it back in March, when she was 2.5 years old. This craft was her idea actually – she came up with the idea to make a paper plate lion mask, after we made a similar paper plate sheep mask a few weeks earlier.
These lion masks are super easy to make too. You only need a couple of things:
- dinner-sized round paper plate
- double-sided sticky tape
- yellow and orange paper
1. Cut the centre out of the paper plate.
2. Stick double sided sticky tape all around the paper plate rim.
3. Cut the yellow and orange paper into strips. (I cut mine about an inch wide. If you’re doing this craft with preschoolers or older kids, they may be able to do this part themselves.)
4. Encourage the kids to stick strips around the edge of the paper plate, so that they are sticking ‘outwards’ instead of ‘inwards’.
5. Keep sticking until there is no double sided sticky tape left showing. Then have them hold it up, and say “Rawr!!”
Bee just randomly chose between yellow and orange strips. If you want a ‘bushier’ mane, then add another layer of double sided sticky tape on top, and keep sticking. (Which would also be a great way to use up the rest of the strips.)
If you didn’t want to make a lion, then I reckon this could easily work as a sunshine mask instead. Speaking of which, if you are after sunshine crafts, you should check out this sun face mask I made for an ‘S’ party a few years back. We still have this sun mask actually – it was hanging up on my daughters’ bedroom wall for a few years, and now it is attached to their bedroom ceiling light – so when the light is turned on, the sun really shines. 🙂
Or if you are looking for other paper plate animal ideas, we made some super cute paper plate pandas a little while back too. I think I may becoming addicted to paper plate animal crafts – they are just so adorable!!