Salad Spinner Lion Craft

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INSIDE: Salad Spinner Lion Craft is such a fun way to make a lion craft with your kids. Create unique manes for your lions right using a regular salad spinner! Just add paint, spin and open to reveal the beautiful designs left behind!

Salad Spinner Lion Craft

Salad Spinner Lion Craft

Gather your supplies.

Salad Spinner Lion Craft

Grab a sheet of white paper remove the basket of your salad spinner and use it to measure and cut out a circle from the white construction paper. Let your little one place the circle inside the salad spinner and add several drops of yellow and orange paint all around.

Salad Spinner Lion Craft

Invite them to close the salad spinner and spin it as fast as they can. Then open it up to reveal to really cool art inside! The designs will be wild with all the colors mixing together. Set your circle aside to dry. Try making a few more!

Salad Spinner Lion Craft
Salad Spinner Lion Craft

While you wait for the circle mane to dry, cut out an oval with the bottom cut off for the body of the lion out of yellow construction paper. Also cut out a tail, two ears and a circle for the head.

Glue down the body of the lion, then the mane, then the head in the center of the mane. Add the tail and ears. Draw on the face with a black marker and add googley eyes.

Salad Spinner Lion Craft

We also added some grass using green construction paper.

Salad Spinner Lion Craft

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

Supplies for Salad Spinner Lion Craft

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  • White, green and yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Salad spinner
  • Yellow and orange washable paint
  • Googley eyes
  • Glue 

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