This was definitely a trial and error type of a project. We ended up starting over twice.
Step 1: Supplies
A lot of Fabric
Felt (light brown)
A Cheese Grater
Step 2: Shaping
Make sure the hat fits
Start shaping the foam to resembled a lion head. We constantly had a reference picture pulled up so I would highly recommend that. For this step we used a cheese grater and several different knives.
Step 3: Forming the Head
Once the main shape was made we added more foam to form the bridge of the nose and four half sized foam balls.
Step 4: Covering
We covered the head with foam sheets to make it smoother
Then covered it with felt
Step 5: Eyes, Ears, Nose
We made the eyes with model magic and painted them to match our reference photo
Then created the ears. We wrapped felt around a jumpo glue stick which was the easiest and fastest way
Covered the nose with black felt
Step 6: The Mane
The mane definitely took the longest.
We cut strips from different types of fabric
We added them in pretty randomly with hot glue
Then lastly we added the teeth (made from model magic) and the whiskers (made from a brooms bristles)