DIY Paper Lion Mask

DIY Paper Lion Mask

We love lions around here. There’s something about that mane and loud “roar” that just tickles my son’s imagination. Does your child love lions too? Then you’re in luck! This paper plate lion mask is just for you. Perfect for budding zoologists of all ages, it’s colorful, easy to make, and fun to wear.

Let’s get started!

What You Need

DIY Paper Lion Mask Tutorial: What You Need
  • Paper plate
  • Pencil
  • Paint
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Paint brushes
  • Popsicle stick
  • Masking tape

Instructions

DIY 3D Lion Mask

Step 1
Using a pencil, draw your lion on your paper plate.

DIY 3D Lion Mask

Step 2
Paint your lion.

DIY 3D Lion Mask

Step 3
Once your paint dries, use your scissors and craft knife to cut out different parts of the mask.

DIY 3D Lion Mask

I snipped out triangles around the mask to create a mane. I also cut out portions of the eyes. Next, I cut around the ears, the nose, and the whiskers and folded them upwards to make the mask more three dimensional.

DIY Paper Lion Mask

Step 4
Use masking tape to attach a popsicle stick.

DIY Paper Lion Mask

Rawr! That’s it. Super easy peasy, right? Now you have your very own lion mask, complete with pop-up ears and whiskers. Put it on and have fun pretending to be the king of the jungle!

Happy crafting ;-)

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