Have a roaring time making a friendly feline craft.
Form the body and legs: With a craft knife and scissors (parents only), cut two 16.9-ounce bottles (with caps) in half. Use the scissors to trim one bottom piece to 3 inches and make cuts around the edge of the other. Slip the longer piece over the shorter one, then tape them together for the torso. For legs, trim the 2 top pieces as shown. Pour 1/3 cup of rice into each one, then tape the body atop the legs.
Add the head: Cut a 3-inch section from the bottom of a third bottle, then trim it as shown and tape it on for the head. Tape over any large gaps.
Cover the bottles: Using the method described here, cover the lion with orange tissue paper.
Add the details: Hot-glue on orange and brown craft foam ears, paws, claws, nose, and muzzle outline, white craft foam teeth, googly eyes, and a fringe mane. Use a pushpin to make a small hole for the tail, then insert a piece of tan pipe cleaner with a bit of the fringe glued to the end, adding a dab of hot glue to secure the tail.