Easy Animal Crafts for Kids

I've put together some easy animal crafts for kids to make, with my foam owl proving to be the most copied kids project on the internet.

My foam owl

Who said "Never work with children and animals"?

Well, no more ...

Animal crafts for kids are a great reason to work with children and animals.

Take any child to the park or the zoo and you'll see their eyes light up. Whether it's the diminutive ducklings or the largest lions - children of all ages just love 'em ... so I've created some great animal crafts for kids to make.


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It's So Easy ...

All you'll need to make these easy and simple animal themed crafts are a few items you've probably got around your home already. There's plenty to inspire you and you'll have hours of creative fun. 

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Lion Frieze

Lion Frieze

If it's wild animals you're looking for, try my lion frieze.

They're easy to make out of card or paper but look so effective.

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Animal Money Box

animal money box

Or how about my foam-covered jungle animal money box.

Great for storing your holiday money.

All you need is a pot or a cardboard tube and a some foam animal shapes.

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Animal Pencil Pot

Animal Pencil Pot

And my animal pencil pot.

This can easily be made with a cardboard tube, and wallpaper or stickers.

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Picture dominoes

If butterflies, bugs and bees are your favourite, have a go at creating some unusual picture dominoes.

Using card and foam shapes these will be very popular.

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Ladybird Pencil Topper

Animal pencil toppers

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Animal bookmarks

and these bookmarks made from foam or card.

Decorate with foam stickers or your favourite animal pictures.

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Dot to Dot

butterfly dot to dot

Or simply join the dots to create a beautiful butterfly.

This is an easy project for the youngsters.

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Animal card making

Dolphin card

Make a simple but effective greetings card for any occasion with this graceful dolphin card swimming in the deep blue sea.

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Penguin Pom Poms

Penguin Pom Poms

or p p p…pick-up a penguin made from pom poms.

These are so cute.

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Pig Pom Poms

Pig Pom Poms

This pig pom pom is a variation on the penguin pom pom.

Choose your favourite.

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Foam Owl

Foam Owl

If you're not scared of the dark, enter the twighlight zone where a wise old owl keeps his eye on you.

This project has been copied so many times by others, but this is the original.

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Chenille Spooky Spider

And watch out for those scary spiders.

There are two different styles of spiders here.

Which one will be the scariest?

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Whatever your favourite animal, you'll find plenty of project ideas here. And don't forget to keep checking back. I'll be adding more soon.

Have fun!


Choose your favourite animal crafts for kids:


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Want To Share YOUR Animal Crafts For Kids?

Do YOU have an animal crafts project that you'd love to share with everyone?
I'd love to see it!
You can use the form below to send it to me or you can get in touch via my contact me page.
I'll then be able to add it to my web site for everyone to see.
If you want full credit, just let me have all the relevant details and I'll include them too.
I look forward to hearing from you.

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