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
Paint (We used orange, yellow and brown)
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.
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.
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.
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?
If you have been following the blog at all you may have noticed that a good majority of our crafts are animal based. All of the crafts we make are designed to fit in with the kid’s interests and my son has been interested in animals for as long he’s been able to walk and talk. He has a whole safari of animal crafts, toys and books stashed throughout the house. He loves to learn about his favourite animals too. For today’s craft he wanted to make a cat, so we came up with this cute paper plate cat craft, my little guy is so pleased with how they turned out and I can see why!
You will need:
White and black paper/card
Take your white card and cut out two pointy white ears for your cat. Then, from your pink paper you’ll need to cut out two slightly smaller inner ears. Glue the inner ears down onto the outer ears and then glue them in place on the back of your paper plate.
Now to make the eyes! Cut out two black circles to make the base of the eyes. Next cut out two slightly smaller coloured circles to make the iris’. Glue your coloured circle onto your black circle and then cut out an oval black pupil. Glue the pupil down in the centre of your cat’s eye then secure the eyes down on the plate.
Cut out a rounded pink triangle to make the nose. Glue it down centrally on the plate – just below the eyes.
Next it’s time to give your cat a mouth, we cut our W shaped mouth out of black paper but if you have a good black marker you can simply draw it on instead – this might be easier for younger children. Once you’ve added the mouth, take your black paper and cut out some long thin strips to make the whiskers. Stick them down on either side of the face and then put your cat aside to dry.
The final piece that you will need to make is the collar. To do this you’ll need to cut out a banana shaped piece of paper and a yellow circle for the name tag. Glue the tag down onto your collar and then secure the collar in place on the back of your plate.
Add your cat’s name to the collar and he is finished! Doesn’t he look Purrfect?!