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Lion Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 28 original lion coloring pages that are all free to download or print! I illustrated many types and styles of lions, including cute baby ones for kids, Kawaii-themed lions, male and female lions, Alex the lion from Madagascar, mandala lions, plus many more!

These printables are great for kids and adults who are seeking a crafty activity that is quick to set up, free, and, most importantly, fun! Also, these coloring sheets are great if you are throwing a wildlife/safari for your child and need some free party decorations/banners.

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To access any of these pages, click on any of the below pictures or links to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then print or download any page completely for free, as many times as you want!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas To Do With Lion Coloring Pages

Below are 10 free, fun, and creative craft ideas that you can do with the above-completed pages!

10. Lion Tissue Paper Manes

For this craft, you’ll need lots of tissue paper in red, orange, and yellow.

Instruct the children to color in the lion and the background using crayons, colored pencils, or markers.

Then, using pieces of tissue paper that have been cut down into roughly four-inch squares, have the children scrunch it up and glue it down on the lion’s mane.

They can use all the different colors to create a 3D mane for the lion that is sure to impress!

9. Lion Construction Paper Scraps Manes

In much the same fashion as the above craft, instruct the children to color in the lion’s body and face (plus the background), but avoid coloring in the mane.

This is because the children will take scraps of construction paper in red, orange, and yellow to fill in the mane; it should look like a mosaic.

Smaller children can use bigger pieces of paper to glue down, while older kids can do smaller pieces of paper and fit them in more strategically.

8. Lion Yarn Manes

Instruct children to color in the lion’s body, face, and any background that might appear in the illustration you’ve chosen.

Then, cut up yellow, red, and orange yarn into one- to one-and-half-inch strips, and have the children glue them down, starting at the lion’s face and splaying outward.

Use different lengths all around; smaller children with limited eye/hand coordination can make the mane more sparse, while older children can really fill in the mane with colors.

7. Lion Sit-Up Figurines

For this craft, you’ll need a toilet paper roll or two per child.

Start off by having the children color in the lion’s body, head, and mane, then mount the sheet to a piece of poster board or construction paper.

Have them cut out the lion carefully, following along the lines of its body.

Then, have them glue the toilet paper rolls vertically to the back of the lion’s legs; the lion should “sit up” or “stand up” on its own.

6. Lion Fact Booklets

If you’re a teacher covering the animal kingdom and have a lesson on lions, you could use these coloring pages to make a lion fact booklet.

Pick five or six illustrations and have the children color them in; then, have them look up lion facts and write them in on the sheets.

To bind, take a three-hole punch to them and put them in a binder, or use yarn or twine to loop through the holes and knot.

5. Lion Birthday Cards

If you’re attending a little kid’s birthday party, you could send your child with a handmade lion card.

Simply shrink one of the illustrations to a fourth of its regular size and print it out so that the image is one corner.

Then fold, and fold again, so that the image is on the “front page” of the card. Have your child color in the illustration – and don’t forget to write Happy Birthday on the inside!

You could even add a few balloons to the image or a birthday cake.

4. Lion Diorama

For this craft, you’ll need two copies of the same image, a shoebox, and some glue.

Have children color in the images – the backdrop on one and the lion on the other. Cut the backdrop sheet to fit the shoebox and glue it into the inside.

Then cut out the lion, leaving about an inch below its feet. You’re going to fold that extra paper back and use it to glue the lion about halfway from the back of the shoebox.

After that, your child can get creative – they can put in flowers or bushes, a sun, a tree, or even another lion. 

3. L Is For Lion Page

If your students/kid(s) are learning their letters, you could create an L is for Lion page (to be used as part of a greater booklet with the alphabet).

Have the children color in the lion and then cut it out carefully. Using construction paper, have them cut out a capital L and glue it on another piece of construction paper.

Then they’ll glue the lion onto the construction paper, adding the words “is for Lion” after the L.

2. Lion Puzzle

Instruct children to color in the entire page – lion, backdrop, all of it.

Then have them draw in black marker over the illustration, in roughly puzzle-like pieces. Have them cut out the pieces and swap them with each other.

Smaller kids can use more square-like and larger shapes, while older children can create smaller, more oddly shaped pieces.

1. Lion Button Manes

For this craft, you might want to reinforce your chosen illustration onto a piece of cardboard or poster board.

You’ll also need buttons in red, orange, and yellow of various sizes. Then, have the children color in the image, except for the lion’s mane.

The lion’s mane, then, will get filled in with buttons. Glue them down with something that dries clear, as there will likely be some of the substance that squishes through the button holes.

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