“Can you feel the love tonight?” The Lion King is one of our favorite family movies. It’s one of those movies all generations can enjoy. Our kids also love the next version, The Lion Guard, with Simba’s son Kion. So much so we created a whole breakfast around it (see our lion pancakes and pride rock balls here).
We were thrilled when we heard there would be a live action Lion King movie! My kids are always up for being artists so we decided to recreate this Lion King kids craft based off the movie poster. We used our favorite watercolor with tissue paper technique. This is not a sponsored post, just something we love.
ADORABLE The Lion King Kids Craft
Here are the supplies you will need to create your pride rock poster:
Tissue paper (bleeding sheets)
First, you need to make your sunset. We chose a variety of colors: purplish pink, red, orange and yellow. Before you start make sure you have your craft on a drop cloth or paper bag because the tissue paper bleeds and it can stain.
The first step is to spray the watercolor paper with water. Make sure you cover the whole paper otherwise you may get some spots that don’t pick up the color from the tissue paper.
Then carefully place the tissue paper in order of a sunset.
To finish the background, after you place all the tissue paper, give it one more good spray. Now you have to wait for it to dry.
That’s It For the Tissue Paper Watercolor Technique!
After a few hours, your backdrop should be dry and you can carefully take off the tissue paper. We saved our used tissue paper to glue back on. I liked the texture it added to our project.
Next, we traced a lion figure we had from the dollar store. If you don’t have a lion figure, you can easily search for a lion silhouette online to trace. We also drew in our pride rock.
Then we used watercolor paint to paint the lion and rock. My son went a little crazy with the different colors, but as we worked on the projects we talked about how everyone’s would be unique. That’s the fun of it! They won’t all look the same and that is okay.
After your watercolor dries, carefully cut out the lion.
Now it’s time to glue it all together. My son and daughter wanted to add a sun to their posters. My son used tissue paper for his sun while my daughter painted a sun on her watercolor paper. It’s up to you!
Glue it all together and now it’s done.
We hope you enjoy this Lion King kids craft and make it with your family. We hung it up on my daughter’s artist shelf so you could see how all 3 of ours look a little bit different.
So who is your favorite Lion King character? Are you excited for the live action movie! Share in the comments below.