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Lion Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Stop! You don’t need to search any further for a lion craft for kids. This roar-tastic craft is perfect for any preschool-aged kiddo!

It’s also a great craft for any parent or teacher looking to add a little extra fun in their classroom or homeschool unit studies! 

Lion Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids - That Kids Craft Site Preschool Craft

Lion Craft for Kids

The lion craft can be used when planning a whole slew of unit studies, from a zoo unit study to a lesson on Africa or wild, safari animals.

Combine this craft with some of the others that we offer in our Freebies Library to practice word recognition and more!

Recycled Lion Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids

Recycled Lion Craft

One of the reasons I love this craft is that it doesn’t require a lot of materials. And, the materials that it does require are recycled from other crafts and other uses.

Who knew toilet paper roll crafts were going to become the go-to crafts this year?!

Christian Lion Craft

Another way that you could introduce this craft is as a Christian craft during Sunday School or Vacation Bible School.

The toilet paper roll lion can easily be turned into a “Daniel in the Lion’s Den Craft” where you share the story of Daniel and his unwavering faith, even in the midst of hungry lions. 

Lion Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids from That Kids Craft Site


Bringing this lion to life won’t require too many materials, making it an easy-peasy craft to enjoy with kids.

The best part is you can probably start right away because you already have most of the supplies on hand!

What You’ll Need: 

  • Free PDF template from our Freebies Library (see below!)
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Light yellow construction paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Orange, brown and black marker
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How to Make the Lion Craft

Once you’ve gathered all the supplies for this awesome craft, you can get to creating!

You will need to first download the free PDF template for this craft. You’ll find it in the Freebies Library here at That Kids Craft Site. If you’re already a member you can sign in using the secret password. If you’re not a member yet, scroll down and sign up below!

Once the template is downloaded, you’ll be cutting and gluing to get your lion standing upright and looking fierce.

Then you’ll be drawing (only a little bit!) to make sure your lion has a smile on his face, or give him a goofy grin for a little bit of a laugh! 

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Lion Recycled Craft for Kids

Lion Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids - That Kids Craft Site Preschool Craft

Rooar into crafting fun with this lion toilet paper roll craft for kids! It's perfect for unit studies and preschool alphabet learning fun!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost Less than $5


  • Empty Toilet Paper Roll
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • PDF Template (in the Freebies Library at That Kids Craft Site)


  • Scissors
  • Ruler


  1. Print out the PDF template.
  2. Cut out the pieces from the template, trace on the designated color construction paper, and cut out.
  3. Glue the lion's face inside the mane.
  4. Glue the paws to the feet.
  5. Glue the top of the tail to the tail.
  6. Draw eyes, nose, and a smile on the lion's face.
  7. Glue yellow construction paper around the toilet paper roll.
  8. Glue the lion's belly to the toilet paper roll.
  9. Glue the feet on the tube underneath the belly on either side. (see image for exact location)
  10. Glue the head above the belly.
  11. Glue on the arms and tail.
  12. Let the glue dry and then have fun playing with your lion!

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