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Paper doily lion zoo craft for kids

This Cute paper doily lion craft is perfect for those quiet rainy days at home. We’ve been planning to make some doily crafts for a while now as we have a huge pack of them. My little guy never really liked to use them before as they’re so easy to tear but now he’s a little bit bigger he finds it much easier. The trick is to keep them as dry as possible by using only a little paint. We love how our lions turned out and we’ve added them to our ever growing safari craft collection! Why not have a go at making your own doily lions?

Here’s what we used

  • Paper Doily
  • Paint (We used orange, yellow and brown)
  • Paint sponge
  • Coloured paper
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Take your sponge and lightly dab your coloured paints on to your doily – remember less is more as paper doily’s will quickly tear if they get too wet. When you have finished pop your doily to one side to dry.

Paper doily lion zoo craft for kids

Cut out a large coloured circle for the face followed by two small circles for the ears and then two smaller pink circles for the inner ears.

Glue the pink inner ears onto the small orange ears, then glue them in place on the back of your face circle. Glue your lion’s head down onto the doily mane.

Paper doily lion zoo craft for kids

Now glue two eyes to your lions face. To make ours we used two large white circles, two slightly smaller black circles and two more small white circles for the light spots.

Paper doily lion zoo craft for kids

Take your black marker and use it to draw on your lions nose, mouth and whiskers. Your cute paper doily lion craft is finished! Doesn’t he look cute?

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