A Roar to Paper Lion! You will learn how to make paper lion craft with easy step by step tutorials. Hope our instructions will be useful!
As we all know, A Lion is the king of the jungle. It looks so majestic because of the fur around its face. No animal would dare to stand up against a lion because of its might and ferociousness. Lions are the only animal which is not scared of any other animals. It has a raw strength and power which no other animal possesses. It is a large cat belonging to the Genus Panthera family which are native to Africa and India.
Kids love to listen to stories of animals especially the ones involving lions. These stories help all of us understand the characteristics of lions in general which made it fun and interesting. Let’s make lions even more interesting by making paper lions!
How to Make Paper Lion Craft – Step by Step Instructions
- A sheet of plain paper of your choice
- Yellow paper
- Orange long strips/orange paper
- Black paper
- Black marker
- Brown sketch pen
Let’s get started!
STEP 1 – PLAIN PAPER
Take the sheet of plain paper and place it on a steady surface. This is where we will stick the lion.
STEP 2 – BODY
Using the yellow paper, draw a long oval-shaped body for the lion. They take a cut-out of the same. Be careful while handling a scissor. Now, stick the body on plain paper.
STEP 3 – FACE
Using the same yellow paper, draw a circle for the lion’s face and then cut it out. Gently, stick it on the top of the body.
STEP 4 – STRIPS
Using the orange paper, create about 25 long strips. If you already have strips, that’ll do.
STEP 5 – Stick ends
Apply glue on one end of the orange strip and stick the other end to it. It will look like a fold that is stuck together.
STEP 6 – REPEAT
Repeat step-5 for all the orange strips.
STEP 7 – STICK
Take one side on the orange fold and stick it on top of the head.
STEP 8 – REPEAT
Similarly, do this with another orange fold and stick it next the previous one.
STEP 9 – HAIR
Just like that, start sticking these orange folds around the face of the lion.
STEP 10 – MAIN BODY
As soon as you’re done sticking all the orange folds around the head, the main structure of the lion will be ready.
STEP 11- EYES
Using the black paper, create two small circles for the eyes. Paint one big and one small circle inside an eye using white paint. This will make the eyes look realistic. Now, stick it on the top of the face, next to each other.
STEP 12 – NOSE
Similarly, create a triangular nose using black paper. You can also draw out the nose on the face directly.
STEP 13 – FACE
Using the black marker, draw the facial features. Draw a straight line down the nose, then draw a smile touching the line. Draw the whiskers or moustache on either side, on the cheeks.
STEP 14 – EAR
Using the yellow sheet, draw and cut out an ear. Now, use the orange paper and make the inner ear. Stick the inner ear on the outer yellow ear. Now, stick the entire ear on the side of the face where the ear would be.
STEP 15 – OTHER EAR
Follow step-14 for the other ear and stick it to the other side.
STEP 16 – FEET
Using the orange sheet, draw and cut out two semi-circles for the feet. Stick them at the bottom of the body next to each other.
STEP 17 – TOES
Using the brown sketch pen, draw three tiny semi-circles at the bottom of the feet, indicating the toes.
STEP 18 – REPEAT
Repeat step-18 on the other foot. Now the legs are complete.
STEP 19 – TAIL END
Using the orange paper, draw the end of the tail. It’ll look like a waterdrop. Now, cut it out and stick it to the side of the plain paper.
STEP 20 – TAIL BODY
Using the black marker, draw and attach the tail end to the bottom of the body.
STEP 21 – IT’S READY
Your cute little, majestic paper lion is ready!
This is a very creative and fun activity for the kids to engage with. Instead of being glued to gadgets, one can engage their kids with these simple papercraft. This can be used as a room decoration for the kids. This will make learning fun about lions.
Fun facts about lions
- A lion’s roar can be heard up to 8 kilometres away.
- Lions are extremely social, so they are the only cats that live in groups.
- Lions can survive a day without water, but they cannot survive without food.
- Female lions are the main hunters.
- Even though lions are called the king of the jungle, they do not live there. They live in the plain grasslands of Africa.
- Lions communicate in 4 ways – roars, growls, moans and grunts.
- All the lioness raise their cubs together.
- Lion’s scent marks their territory, using their wee, to create a border.
- Lions are the only animals that hunt even during a storm.