I saw this lion drawing easy enough for really young artists in an Ed Emberley book. I love how just three overlapping circles turn into a very cute lion.
Keep this idea in your head if you are ever trying to entertain a 6 year-old for a few minutes. The simplicity of it always seems to peak their curiosity.
Or give students a large sheet of paper and a template to trace the three circles. Drawing a coloring a large lion face will add a thrill to any kinder art class.
- Drawing paper
- Circle template (masking tape roll works well)
- Black Sharpie marker
- Oil pastels
- Find a circle shape to trace and make two overlapping circles as shown.
- A third circle is centered below the first two. All of the circles need to overlap to create the middle triangle-like shape that will become the nose.
- The middle black shape is filled in with black marker, and two eyes and two teeth are added.
- Two ears are attached to the top circles and then whiskers that are coming out from the shapes next to the nose.
- Lastly, a mane is drawn around the face. Trace the lines with marker and color as desired.