This easy kids craft is perfect for a rainy day. All you need is an inexpensive plastic fork, some orange craft paint and white cardstock paper.
Watch the video tutorial to see how simple it is to make this adorable lion mane. Your little one will love making it with you today!
Fork Painted Lion Craft Idea
An inexpensive plastic fork and orange craft paint merge together on white cardstock paper, for this Fork Painted Lion Mane kid craft idea from Glued To My Crafts!
Keep scrolling for ALL the details, as well as the FREE lion head printable, so you can recreate this king of the jungle craft with your young crafter today!
Kids can show off their art skills with this fork painted lion craft tutorial. It’s perfect for a rainy day or anytime you need a little boost of creativity!
- Plastic Fork
- Orange Tulip Puffy Craft Paint
- White Cardstock Paper
- Color Printer
- Lion Printable – on our summer landing page
- Loose Gold Craft Glitter
- First things first – print the lion head printable, listed above in the supply list, on white cardstock paper. You only need ONE print per lion craft.
- Next take your Tulip puffy paint and make a few squiggles of it, ALL around the lion head design, in the printable. You can ALWAYS add more so start off small first!
- Now take your fork, which is your “paint brush, to create the “lion’s mane.” Just move the fork through the orange paint, over and over again, to make the spikey design on paper.
- Add more paint if needed for the fork painting. You basically want every inch around his head to be covered in orange craft paint.
- Finally – the last step of this fork painted lion craft is to shake some loose craft glitter on top of the wet paint for some dimension and extra sparkle.
- When done decorating the paper, set it aside to let it dry completely before displaying proudly!
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- Change up the color of your cardstock paper and/or craft paint to make your lion unique & lots of fun!
- You can also throw in some brown craft paint and yellow craft paint for some dimension & added layers!
- Don’t have a printer? No worries! Just grab construction paper and hand draw a lion face design instead!
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Hopefully this quick tutorial is something you will be encouraged to recreate with your child today! It’s seriously so much fun for kids of all ages so I hope you give it a try today!
And if you would like the crafty fun to continue, be sure to also head on over to my blog post titled Paint Splat Lion and follow the full tutorial from there as well.
It’s similar to today’s post but we added some paper plates and our fun paint marble technique!