Our coffee filter lion craft for kids is a fun way to tap into your child’s unique interests. My son doesn’t always like to craft with me, but he’s always ready to build a lion!
One of the greatest things about crafting with kids is discovering their interests. For a long time now, my son’s favorite animal has been the zebra. Recently, I noticed his favoritism was leaning towards a new animal — the lion…the king of the jungle! At first, the change was subtle. I would find some random lions showing up in his drawings right alongside the zebras. Then I started stepping on Schleich lions in the middle of the night…instead of his favorite zebras – which hurt just the same. Before long, lions became the new favorite and the zebra herd was ousted.
I wanted to support his new found love for lions, but I wasn’t exactly sure of what we should do together. Getting my son to craft with me isn’t always easy. He usually tells me it’s “boring,” but this time, I knew how to grab his attention. After a quick glance in the craft bag, I gathered up some coffee filters, toilet paper rolls, and paint – and I went to find him.
I showed him my supplies and asked him if we would like to build a lion. At first, he was skeptical, but then I showed him how much the coffee filters looked like a lion’s mane when they were all crumpled up. His eyes lit up and before I knew it this coffee filter lion craft for kids was born and we were crafting away.
When crafting with my children, I think it’s very important to sit back and let them create in a way that makes them happy. Even though this may prove difficult at first – especially if the craft does not turn out the way you imagined – all that matters is that it looks the way they imagined it would! With encouragement and patience, your child will always surprise you with their artistic abilities!
COFFEE FILTER LION CRAFT FOR KIDS
Step 1: Paint the coffee filters orange and yellow. Paint the toilet paper tube yellow. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Cut out lion face and legs. Draw a face on the lion.
Step 3: Crumple up the coffee filters.
Step 4: Push the pipe cleaner through the coffee filters and make a flat knot at the end. Thread the other end through the tube and up through the top of the tube.
Step 5: Glue the face to the flat knot of pipe cleaner. Glue the legs to the tube. Glue a crumpled coffee filter to the end of the pipe cleaner for the tail.
Step 6: Let dry.
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