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Lion Handprint

This cute lion handprint card is fun for any occasion. Make it for a birthday, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day. You can even add a clever saying like “You’re Roar-some” inside to make this card extra special!

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Lion Handprint Craft

We love this lion handprint craft because it only requires colored paper! You can swap out the googly eyes and pom pom nose and draw them on yourself.

You can also make this card by using paint. To use paint, paint the handprint and then stamp on white cardstock.

Follow the instructions below to turn it into a card and add a cute saying inside!

You're Roarsome Card

Here are some cute lion-themed sayings you can use:

  • I’m not lion when I say, I love you!
  • You’re Roar-some!
  • I’m wild for you!

lion handprint activity

Supplies Needed To Make a Handprint Lion

– Colored cardstock – we used yellow and orange

– Black Marker

– Googly Eyes

 Small Black Pom Pom

– Glue – Regular glue or a glue stick. However, since this is mostly all paper – I like to use a glue stick for this project since it’s less messy.

 – Lion head template – see the bottom of the post for our free printable template

Watch the Video Tutorial Here

How to Make a Lion Handprint Card

1. Start by folding over a piece of yellow cardstock.

Trace the handprint so that the pinky is along the folded part. Cut it out. It should open up like a card as shown above.

Cut out Handprints

2. Make the lion’s head.

Cut a circle out of yellow cardstock. You can use our free printable lion head template.
See the bottom of the post for the template.

Cut strips of yellow and orange cardstock, about 1 inch in length.

Cut out Lion Head and Mane

Then, glue the strips to the back of the circle to make the lion’s mane.

Glue Strips to Lion Head
Make lion head

3. Make the lion’s face.

Glue 2 google eyes onto the lion’s head.

Glue googly eyes to lion head

Attach a small black pom pom with glue for the nose.

Add Pom Pom to Lion Face

Make a mouth and dots on the cheeks with a black marker.

Add Lion Mouth

4. Attach the lion’s head to the thumb part of the handprint card.

Glue lion head to handprint

5. Glue 3 strips of cardstock to the back of the lion for the tail.

kids lion handprint craft

Now write a special message inside your card!

This card is fun to give for any occasion! It’s also a relatively mess-free activity since you only need paper and a few other supplies.

Then use one of our clever lion sayings or come up with your own special message!

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