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Celebrate the release of Lion King on Blu-ray with these “worry free” paper plate lion mask ideas! Your kids can recreate their favorite Simba moments with this easy craft while singing along to “Hakuna Matata”.
Simba became the Pride Land’s king 23 years ago in Disney’s classic Lion King and your kids can rule the African Savanna with a little bit of creativity and imagination. You can also put away your worries, while getting crafty with your kids. I highly recommend parents join in creating a mask or lend a helping hand. Little ones may need help cutting out the eyes and other facial features. I feel arts and crafts is relaxing and can be therapeutic!
My daughter and I created our own Lion plate designs. Both are unique and easy to make. Don’t worry if your masks don’t look like ours, art is an individual’s interpretation and mistakes are part of the beauty.
Teagan’s paper plate Lion mask
- Paper plates
- Acrylic Paint Markers (black, orange and green for her design)
- Popsicle stick
First, we found that it’s easiest to cut out the eyes. We also precut shapes for the nose, whiskers and ears plus painted/colored them in.
She painted the center of the plate with gold. She then painted the outer rim with red paint.
Next, cut 1/2 inch (or a size to your liking) slits all around the red painted area.
Wait for the paint to dry!
Glue the nose, ears and whiskers on.
Outline eye holes with a black marker.
Draw a mouth.
Tape the stick to the back of the plate! My daughter colored hers with a green marker and wrote, “Roar”!
She is happy with the way hers turned out! It’s adorable.
Tee’s tissue paper mane Lion plate
- Paper plates
- Orange (brown or yellow works! tissue paper
- Acrylic taint (two different golds, brown)
- Markers (brown, orange and black)
- Popsicle stick
- Glue/Glue stick
Like above, I cut the eyes out first and used an extra paper plate to create ears, nose, cheeks, whiskers and eyebrows. I also decided not to run the mane all the way around the plate. I cut off a small area of the outer ring of the plate to create a “chin” for the lion.
I painted the center of my plate with a combination of the two gold paints I had on hand.
We waited for the paint to dry and colored in the facial features that I cut out (the nose, cheeks, whiskers, ears and eyebrows).
Once the paint dried, I cut up various lengths of tissue paper and glued one piece at a time on the ridge (or edge) portion of the plate. I also turned the plate over and added tissue paper to the back of the plate. I felt adding another layer of paper gave the mane depth/dimension!
Stick on the facial features with liquid glue or glue stick.
Outline the eyes of the lion with a black marker.
I painted my Popsicle stick with the paint colors I used and I borrowed some of my daughter’s red. Once this stick is dry, tape it to the back of the mask!
Viola! I might hang mine up. I love it!!
I hope you enjoyed this craft. Have fun experimenting with these designs!
Bring the magic home and celebrate with Simba and boo at Scar on August 29th when The Lion King is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy!