Leafy Lion Paper Plate Craft

When I walk my daughter to school, my youngest daughters enjoy picking up leaves on their walk to and from school. Since the cooler weather has finally hit, the leaves have started to change colour, and the wind has blown them onto the path, ready for my two little munchkins to pick up on their travels. Since their new infatuation with leaves, I came up with this Leafy Lion Paper Plate Craft and my three year old enjoyed using her collection of leaves to make her lion. I’m sure you will agree that her lion face is better than the one mummy did.

This is a great craft to do together as it combines some outdoor scavenger hunting and then quiet time inside to get crafting.

leafy lion paper plate craft

This Craft is Fun For

  • School holidays
  • Imaginary Play
  • Costumes (the plate can be turned into a mask)
  • Just for Fun


  • Leaves – all shapes and colours
  • Googly eyes
  • Sharpie
  • Paper Plates
  • Glue Stick
 leafy lion paper plate craft


autumn leaves

 1. Pull the leaves off each of the branches and cut off the stick ends.
2. Roll glue around the edges of the paper plate.
3. Stick each leaf around the circumference of the plate.
4. Glue on googley eyes.
5. Use a sharpie pen to draw on nose and mouth.
6. Glue extra small leaves for whiskers. My three year old used sticks as her whiskers.
glue on paper plate
leaf for lion face
leafy lion face
leafy mane
leafy lion paper plate craft
My three year old used different leaves and got a different lion look.
leafy lion face craft
leafy lion face craft
leafy lion face craft

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Bec is a plumber and stylist, believing a girl can be both practical and stylish – at the same time. At present she is a stay-at-home mum and jokes that she changes more nappies than washers these days. She is a mum to three little girls (5, 2, 1) who she styles on a daily basis. Rebecca loves to read (when she can), shop for clothes (when she has spare cash) and simultaneously scroll through Facebook and watch Netflix (when she has time). Bec writes two blogs: The Plumbette (http://www.theplumbette.com.au) , which is her foot in the construction pie, sharing plumbing tips and lifestyle memoirs and Styled by Bec (http://www.styledbybec.com.au) , which offers fashion advice for busy mums that need budget friendly tips.

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