When I was a child, I saw a cartoon that was set in the jungle. The animals had an issue and they decided to consult the lion for help.
The lion was seated on a throne and wearing a crown. Which suited him as the “king of the jungle”.
I still think of lions as the overseers of the jungle to this day. But it’s okay to make lions look a little cute too.
And this easy lion toilet paper roll craft is a super cute lion art activity for kids!
This would make a great activity for a jungle unit, especially since it only requires a few ordinary supplies.
It’s also a cool recycled materials craft, because it uses a toilet paper roll. Save a few empty rolls and make an entire lion pride!
Get the full instructions to make this easy lion craft for kids below.
And – be sure to read how to make a paper bag fox craft too!
Easy Lion Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids
To make this simple lion toilet paper roll craft, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Child-safe scissors
- Washable markers or colored pencils
- Printable Toilet Paper Roll Lion Craft Template
If you’re making this with a very young child, you might need to help him or her cut out the pieces of the printable lion craft template.
After you’ve printed the template, cut out the pieces and trace the outlines onto yellow, orange, and beige construction paper.
Cut out each piece of construction paper and you’re ready to get started!
Glue the “face” onto the center of the “mane”. Then glue each “paw” onto the bottom of each “arm”.
Finally, glue the “tail tuft” onto the end of the “tail”.
Now add eyes, a nose, and a mouth – and freckles, if you’d like.
You can either draw eyes on white paper and cut them out to add to the face. Or just let the child draw the eyes directly on the face.
Time to make the body!
Cut out a piece of yellow construction paper. Use a length that covers the toilet paper roll when wrapped around it.
Glue the construction paper to the toilet paper roll. You might need to secure the edges with tape.
Glue the beige “belly” to the center of the toilet paper roll.
Use glue to attach the lion’s arms to the top left and right corners of the “belly”.
Then glue the lion’s face to the top of the toilet paper roll, centering it over the belly and arms.
Finally, glue the tail to the bottom of the back side of the toilet paper roll.
The end of the tail tuft should be sticking up toward the mane.
Feel free to have kids draw a jungle backdrop to complete a jungle scene featuring their lion!
If you make this easy lion toilet paper roll craft, I’d love to hear how your kids enjoyed it!
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