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The Lion King Inspired Crafts

Today is the Day! The Lion King has been released from the vault and is now available as part of The Signature Walt Disney Collection. This Blu-Ray DVD Digital HD version is a big deal because only four other Disney films are in this group. No doubt, The Lion King is a classic, timeless story of friendship, family, redemption, and self-love.

To celebrate, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite The Lion King inspired crafts – and I’m giving away a copy of the Blu-Ray DVD! See entry details below!

In the meantime, check out this featurette that shows how The Circle of Life came to be. When the film first came out, DeAngelo was only four. Right as the first scene lit up the theater screen, my little boy scooted to the edge of his seat and watched with so much intensity, both Patrick and I chuckled. We hadn’t ever seen him sit still for so long.

After that, he had to have anything and everything Lion King. Sheets, clothes, shoes, toys. I didn’t mind because the movie deserved the attention. The whole message of letting go of your past, putting the safety of your family before your personal fears, making new friends.

And appreciating and respecting our elders.

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The DVD comes packed with goodies including never-before-seen recording sessions from the actors, archival footage that shows the origins of the five iconic scenes, an in-depth look at what made Scar so…sooo…hateable! And then there are also sing-alongs for Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight.

The set comes with codes so you can watch The Lion King on your TV, smartphone, desktop computer or tablet.

Okay, how about some crafts? You can make these while you watch, or after. Maybe have a viewing and craft party!

Animal Print Wired Wall Art

Use glittered animal print card stock as a backdrop to your favorite wired word. I used needle nose pliers to shape the letters.

How to Make a Rafiki Mask

By Disney

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A little felt and faux fur – a bit of crafty cutting, and you have this awesome Rafiki mask!

Simba Magnet

By NeoKnacks

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What fridge doesn’t need one of these? I think it brings good luck!

Hakuna Mata Embroidered Jeans

By Disney Style

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Hands down, my favorite. I think I may have to do a Coco-inspired project like this!

How to Make a Zebra Mask!

By TheArtfulness

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Another great idea for kids of any age!

Lion Paper Plate Mask

By Fundoodaaa Books

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These supplies are practically already in our houses, right? If not, you can find them at the dollar store so you can whip one of these up for playtime with the kids!

Scar Face Paint Tutorial

By Bengal Queen

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Just WOW! She did a beautiful job, great idea for Halloween!

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The Lion King Nail Art

By HotPinkZebraPolish

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If you want something a little more subdued, just paint your nails…with a FINE tip pen or liner brush. THe detail here is crazy good!

Thanks for reading this Lion King Craft Ideas post. Which project do you want to try? Mark my words, you’ll see some embroidered jeans here soon!

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win my brand new, wrapped and sealed copy of The Lion King Blu-Ray DVD! Here’s how: Leave a comment sharing your favorite Disney movie and why. 1 entry!

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33 thoughts on “The Lion King Inspired Crafts”

  1. The Princess and the Frog is my fave because it showed millions of little black girls that there was such a thing as a black princess. Also, because it showcased my favorite city in the world, New Orleans. There is no city in the world like New Orleans and it is right here in America!

  2. My favorite is the lion king. Not jut saying that bc it’s the giveaway. Been looking it up for the last two years since my daughter started watching movies waiting for it to be released.

  3. I still have and watch Disney movies on VHS! My favorite (today) is The Little Mermaid because it’s got a bunch of my favorite songs and because I love the colorful underwater world and characters they created for it. (In truth, The Lion King is often my favorite because I love Africa and the live musical is top shelf.)

  4. So many Disney dvds to love but gotta pick Jungle Book. The songs are timeless, upbeat & anyone, any age can’t help moving & singing along! 🙂

  5. Mulan! Has been since I was little, I liked that Mulan was so strong and as a child I was fascinated by Chinese and Japanese culture.

  6. It’s so hard to pick just one favorite! Finding Nemo is up there at the top of my list though, it always puts me in a better mood when I’m having a bad day.

  7. I responded yesterday…but dont see my comment. Im tied for favorites…Cinderella and Moana. I just love Disney movies with a great message for children.

  8. The Lion King *is* one of my favorite Disney movies. It was originally released in 1994, the year I was married. I listened to the song Circle of Life a lot after my daughter was born a week after my dad died. And my son and I will sing silly duets of Hakuna Matada sometimes as a way to releave the stress that can come along with his epilepsy – we sang along before he had brain surgery that helped decrease his seizures.

    It means no worries for the rest the of your life.

  9. Mine is actually the Lion King. One reason it’s my favorite is because I love the sound track from the movie. And I’m a cat (all kinds) lover!
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  10. My favorite is ‘The Incredible Journey’ (1963). Because it had such a lasting impact on me when I first saw it as a child.


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