Children draw and paint a lion based on the book, How Loud is a Lion?

How to Draw a Lion: Collage Art Project

Children draw and paint a lion based on the book, How Loud is a Lion?

Learning how to draw a lion as well as other African animals is very rewarding for kids. Their distinctive shapes and features mean that even the most basic drawing looks familiar.

I know this lesson looks like a bit of work…drawing, painting, cutting, pasting. But, believe me.  It’s worth it.  This is the type of lesson that keeps on giving long after the lesson is over…little lion drawings everywhere.

There is something about learning how to draw an animal that really empowers children. This guided drawing is simple enough that all children will feel successful.

I promise.

What you’ll need:

  • White paper
  • Colored paper
  • Oil pastels or Crayons
  • Liquid Tempera Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Children draw and paint a lion based on the book, How Loud is a Lion?

Children learn to draw the lion through a guided drawing then they get to paint without worrying about staying within the lines.

The background is inspired by the image in the book,  How Loud Is a Lion. You can choose to use the colors as in the book or allow the kids to create their own background.

Here’s a preview of what is included in the 13-page lesson plan:

Children follow a guided lion drawing then use a variety of painting techniques to make a fun painted paper collage. Based on the book, How Loud is a Lion?


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  • alexpaints@sbcglobal.net

    I see only advertisements. Where are the templates, work sheets, videos and steps involved to make the lesson please?
    thank you

    • Patty

      Hi Alex,
      Many of Deep Space Sparkle lessons and project ideas are free. If you like them and need more instructions via handouts, videos, etc. we have a membership club where you can have access to the lessons for a monthly fee. Here’s a link for enrollment info:https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/tmc/learn-about-the-members-club/

  • Marie

    Hi My name is Marie Murray.I was logged in to last weeks Curriculum conference.Would love to join 32 a month but I missed 10th deadline …payday tomorrow.Any way that I could join?

  • Suzette Hackett

    Is it possible to purchase this art bundle?

  • stuemmler

    I am a member. How can I access this lesson?

    • Bethany

      Hi! This lesson is in the Out of Africa Art bundle inside the Sparklers’ Club. When you unlock the bundle, if you haven’t already, you’ll have access to this lesson plus many more fantastic lessons that are in this bundle. Enjoy!

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