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.
Punch two holes on each side of the mouth and nose. Thread the pipe cleaners through the holes to make whiskers.
Cut pieces of curling ribbon and staple them along the edge of the plate to make the lion's mane.
Tape the back of the mask to the ruler or paint stick.