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DIY The Lion Guard Paper Plate Masks

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior.  Our love of all things Disney is all our own.

 

Is there anything cuter than craft projects for kids inspired by your kid’s favorite shows?

Last month I talked a bit about how we were selected to work with Disney Junior in celebration of the new FRiYAY programming from Disney Junior on The Disney Channel, which is currently airing all new episodes of our favorite Disney Junior shows on Friday mornings. We loved the new episodes of Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Puppy Dog Pals, but this month, new shows have been added to the lineup. In July, The Disney Channel is airing all new episodes of The Lion Guard and even more Puppy Dog Pals episodes!

My daughter Bo loves The Lion Guard, and particularly loves acting out her favorite scenes from the show. I knew she would love having dress-up masks for each of the main characters from the show: Kion, Fuli, Bunga, and Beshte! I used craft supplies we had lying around the house to make these super simple and super fun The Lion Guard paper plate masks. These masks would be perfect for dress up, imaginative play, or even for birthday parties!

Each Friday, we make sure to tune in to the new Disney Junior programming on The Disney Channel for the FRiYAY morning block from 6-10 AM. Bo loves wearing her masks when the new episodes air and playing along right with her favorite characters!

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

DIY The Lion Guard Paper Plate Masks

Any The Lion Guard lover will adore these fun and simple paper plate masks!

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

What you’ll need for The Lion Guard Paper Plate Masks

  • Paper plates
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil or marker
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tape

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

First, look up a picture of The Lion Guard characters as a guide. Draw an outline of each character’s face onto a paper plate. I used permanent marker, but you could also use pencil or pen if you don’t want the lines to show as much.

Cut out the faces and the eyes of each character.

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

Paint the main color of each character over the entire plate and let dry (I used acrylic paint because it dries faster than any other paint).

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

Add in details with a smaller paintbrush and let dry.

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

Cut out the hair for Kion, Bunga, and Beshte from construction paper and glue to the back of each character. I sort of eyeballed how the hair should be. It doesn’t have to be entirely perfect.

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

Flip your paper plates over and tape a craft stick to the side of each character’s face.

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

Hand the paper plate masks to your kids while watching the FRiYAY programming on The Disney Channel (of course, when it isn’t FRiYAY, kids will love playing with these masks and acting out the new episodes any time)!

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

My daughter Bo just loved all of the masks and she thought they looked adorable.

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

Tune in to the Disney Junior FRiYAY programming Friday mornings on Disney Channel this summer for all new episodes of these fun Disney Junior shows!

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

FRiYAY, 7/7 – Back to back all-new Lion Guard starting @ 8am followed by an all-new Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY, 7/14– All-new Lion Guard starting @ 8am followed by all-new Mickey & The Roadster Racers and Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY,  7/21 – All-new Lion Guard @ 8am followed by all-new Sofia The First and Elena of Avalor

FRiYAY, 7/28- All-new Mickey & The Roadster Racers @8:30am followed by an all-new Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY,  8/4 – All-new Sofia the First @ 9am
FRiYAY, 8/11 – All-new Lion Guard @ 8am followed by all-new Mickey and the Roadster Racers  and Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY, 8/18 – All-new Sofia The First @ 9am followed by an all-new Elena of Avalor

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

These adorable DIY craft roll Mickey and the Roadster Racers craft tube cars are so simple to make, and make the perfect Disney craft for kids!

These adorable DIY The Lion Guard paper plate masks are the perfect way to play along with The Lion Guard! It's the perfect preschool craft!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior.

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