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Under 7
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Under $10
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Paper Plate Lion Mask
Roar like a lion when you wear this easy-to-make paper plate mask.
  • Orange, black, and pink craft foam
  • 2 tablespoons of white craft glue diluted with water
  • Black and orange markers or crayons
  • Paint brush
  • Heavyweight paper plate
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • Orange curling ribbon
  • Wooden ruler or "paint stick"
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Sheet of orange tissue paper cut into 2" squares
Step 1
Glue Tissue Paper onto Plate

Paint the bottom of the paper plate with the glue mixture. Cover the glue-covered plate with the pieces of orange tissue paper. Paint a little more glue on top of the tissue paper. Set aside to dry.

Step 2
Make Eyes, Mouth, Nose, Ears, and Tongue
  • Cut out holes for eyes.
  • Draw the lion's mouth on with markers.
  • Cut the lion's nose, ears, and tongue out of craft foam. Glue the pieces onto the face.
Step 3
Add Whiskers

Punch two holes on each side of the mouth and nose. Thread the pipe cleaners through the holes to make whiskers.

Step 4
Make Lion's Mane

Cut pieces of curling ribbon and staple them along the edge of the plate to make the lion's mane.

Step 5
Attach Ruler

Tape the back of the mask to the ruler or paint stick.

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