Pasta Lion Preschool Safari Craft

Make this adorable Pasta Lion Preschool Safari Craft with your little kids! It’s quick & easy and would make a great addition to your next preschool safari theme. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it!

lion craft made from pasta with text: Craft for Little Kids Pasta Lion Safari CraftToday the little guy and I are sharing this adorable Pasta Lion Preschool Safari Craft. If you missed last week’s DIY binoculars, you can check out that post here.

child sitting at table ready to make lion craft
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Yep! We’re still working on safari crafts. You know, because you seem to love them just as much as we do! Of course we still have tons of ideas so don’t forget to check back soon.

child coloring paper plate yellow

child painting paper plate yellow
Pasta Lion Preschool Safari Craft

What you’ll need

child painting paper plate to make lion craft
Here’s how to do it

  • Use paint to color the paper plate whatever color you’d like your lion to be. We made our lion yellow.
  • Glue pasta around the outside edge of the paper plate to create the lion’s mane.
  • Add wiggly eyes. Draw a nose and mouth. Decorate your lion however you’d like.

child squeezing glue onto paper plate
We used tri-color pasta, but you could totally use regular pasta or even dye your own. It just so happened that we were at the store and decided to grab a box to try for this project.

paper plate painted yellow with pasta glued around edges
There you go! Quick & easy! The little guy said that he loved it! And let’s not forget that activities like this are wonderful for encouraging fine motor skills and you could also work on patterns if you use the tri-color pasta.

I love how I always think of even more fun ideas while I’m writing these posts, but that’s okay. You know what they say, right? Lol…

yellow paper plate with yellow and orange pasta glued around edges
Psst… Are you looking for free printable safari theme preschool worksheets to go with this activity? You can find them here.

paper plate pasta lion craft
Isn’t this Pasta Lion Preschool Safari Craft just so cute? We definitely had a blast making it and I’m sure that your little kids will too! 

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DIY Preschool Safari Crafts Binoculars

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Family & Pets theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

lion craft made from pasta with text: Craft for Little Kids Paper Plate Pasta Lion Craft