Coffee Pod Lion

Instead of throwing coffee pods away, why not recycle them for the kids to make some fun creatures? Today I’m going to show you how we made a coffee pod lion using a few simple craft materials that we had on hand from previous projects.

coffee pod lion craft

This coffee pod craft is great for:

  • Imaginary Play
  • Party Décor
  • Party Craft Activity
  • School Holiday Craft Activity
  • Just for fun


  • 1 Empty Coffee Pod (empty the granules of coffee into the rubbish bin or use it on the garden, don’t empty in the sink)
  • 2 Googley Eyes
  • 1 Piece of Yellow Felt
  • 2 Brown Pipe Cleaners
  • 1 Small white pom pom
  • 2 Medium brown pom poms
  • 1 Sharpie Pen, Scissors and Craft Glue

coffee pod lion craft materials



1. Cut a small square from the felt and glue this to the coffee pod as the base for the lion’s body.

coffee pod lion body

2. Stick the googley eyes and small white pom pom to the felt.

coffee pod lion face

3. Connect the two brown pipe cleaners by twisting the ends together.

coffee pod lion craft mane

4. Crimp the pipe cleaners into a zig zag shape to create the lion’s mane.

coffee pod lion craft

5. Hook the pipe cleaner mane around the capsule. You may need to bend the mane underneath the bottom of the coffee pod so the lion will sit flush on the table.

coffee pod lion mane

coffee pod lion craft

6. Use a sharpie pen to draw on a mouth and whiskers. Glue the two brown pom poms for paws.

coffee pod lion craft

If you’re looking to make other crafty creatures why not make:

Coffee Pod Penguin

Lady Bug Milk Bottle Lids

African Animals: Toilet Roll Printable 

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