Surprise Big Mouth Lion Printable Template

Print out our fun Surprise Big Mouth Lion printable, let your child color it, and in just a few easy steps, make their own paper toy. This craft idea is great for all ages, easy enough for preschoolers to handle and fun enough for older kids too!

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Big Mouth Lion Paper Craft Surprise for Kids

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Lions are known as the kings of the jungle, and judging by their majestic appearance, this title is well deserved. The mane of a male lion is worthy of praise – if you really want to accentuate it and you can gather some leaves, you can make a pretty epic leaf lion craft.

This surprise lion pattern is a quick, no-prep activity that you can do with your child in the classroom or at home.

The Big Mouth Lion is surprisingly printable

Big Mouth Lion Craft Surprise

You can use it as a craft project or as an art idea – where kids need to draw their own lion. Even if you use our template, you can expand it into an arts and crafts project, with kids having to design their own background. Let them draw jungle elements – or any other background they think would fit a lion.

Ready to make your own? Let’s get started!

How to make a big mouth lion paper toy

What you need:

  • our printable template (you can get it at the end of the step by step guide)
  • coloring supplies – markers, pens, crayons or paints
  • paper – heavier printing paper is optimal

Step by step instructions

Print out one of our lion templates. Both are great for home use, the smaller one is perfect for classroom use as one sheet of paper can create two craft projects (economical).

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If your child will be coloring with markers or paints, thicker printer paper is a must. On the other hand, if they will be using crayons or markers, regular printer paper is perfectly fine. Thicker printer paper is also more durable, but can make folding a little more difficult for younger children.

Once you have prepared the template, let your child color in the lion. They can leave the background blank or they can design a background that suits the lion – such as a Savannah or a jungle.

Feeling silly? You could even draw something inside the lion’s mouth.

Once your child is happy with how their big mouth lion surprise looks, it’s time to start folding.

Fold along the line on the top lip – fold across the entire width of the paper. Make the folds neat and crisp.

The next fold may seem a little tricky, but it’s actually pretty easy. Grab the edge of the first fold and pull it down to the line of your lower lip – aligning and pressing the paper down. This will create a crease inside your mouth.

Done! You have made your Surprise Big Mouth Lion Paper Toy!

Printable Big Mouth Lion

It’s time to play.

Get a surprise big mouth lion print

Get the pattern here: Fun Big Mouth Lion Print

Happy crafting!

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