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ROOAAARRR!! See how to make a lion mask, then try it with your kids on the weekend, by Riot Art & Craft.

You will need:

  • Honeycomb Mesh
  • Yellow Felt Sheet
  • Deep Yellow Felt
  • Orange Felt Sheet
  • Black Felt Sheet
  • Black Chenille Stems
  • Mask Shape template
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Glue
  • White Elastic
  • Stapler

Step 1.  Template

Line one of the mask shapes up to your plate, and trace the eyelids into the centre of the plate. You will be using both, so they will need to fit together once decorated.

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Step 2. Lion’s mane

Cut your light yellow & orange felt into strips approx 2cm wide. Do the same with your gold honeycomb. Loop the felt over, and staple around the back of the mask shape in alternating colours. Once finished, take any single layer of the felt offcuts and your honeycomb and slot in front of the loops to create a bit of texture.

Step 3.  Lions face

Once happy with the arrangement of the mane, glue deep yellow felt over the front of the mask, hiding any staples and trim to size. Take your mask shape, and glue onto the plate, so that the eyes match up.

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Step 4. Details

Cut out a triangular nose, eyelids, and two circles to decorate the face.  Add folded pipe cleaners for whiskers. Once you have the  shape outline for the bottom of the plate, trim it along the circular felt to match.

  • I was expecting to see a decorated paper plate, that’s how I’ve made masks before. Nup, yours is so much better

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  • Very creative,the lion look’s amazing! Thanks!

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  • I am sure you could make a few of these with the sheets of foam. You just need to use more plates from in the pack.

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  • Very easy! The little ones would love it

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  • Book week dress up happening at school next week, one is going as a lion ;) Just need to find a book with a lion

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  • A great creative idea! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • This look reasonably easy thanks for the idea.

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  • This is so very impressive

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  • This would be a great mask to add to the dress up collection.

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  • this is great! i have got to try making this for my son. lol he loves the lions in the lion king

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  • Thanks again for sharing; made and it looks absolutely awesome….roar!!! :)

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  • Thanks for sharing this creative idea. Love the lion, it looks fantastic.

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  • An easy to follow and make tutorial.

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  • So creative, kids will enjoy making these, thanks for sharing.

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  • I love teaching kids craft when they come to my house. It gives them something to take home and they always feel that satisfaction that they made it themselves!

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