Let’s make animal crafts today! We have picked out our favorite animal crafts for kids of all ages including animal paper crafts, animal art projects or animal food crafts. All these fun animal craft ideas make entertaining and educational animal activities for kids. These animal crafts are great for home or in the classroom.
Fun Animal Crafts For Kids
Making animal crafts can be as fun as a trip to the zoo. Celebrate your favorite zoo animals with animal activities and art. I’ve been looking around and found so many fun zoo animal crafts that I couldn’t wait to share them with you.
Some zoo animals, such as penguins and polar bears, have had lots of kids craft projects modeled after them. Other animals were not as easy to find! I think you will find we found the best zoo animal craft collection around!
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Animal Crafts Any Animal Lover Will Enjoy Making
1. Toucan Craft
This toucan craft is the perfect zoo craft for preschoolers. It’s simple, uses simple items like paint, paper plates, and tissue paper! Little hands should have an easy time making this Paper Plate Toucan. – I Heart Crafty Things
More toucan crafts for kids: Color our toucan coloring pages
2. Polar Bear Craft
Does your child love bears? Then this polar bear craft is for them! This Paper Plate Polar Bear is so simple to make and is fuzzy and soft! – Artsy Momma
More Polar Bear Crafts for Kids: Paper plate polar bear
3. Monkey Craft
Love keepsakes? Then you’ll love this monkey craft! You make a Footprint Monkey and decorate a tree using fingerprints! Keep it forever to remember how small your child was.- Fun Handprint Art
More Monkey Crafts for Kids: Kids can learn how to draw a monkey
4. Lion Paper Bag Puppet
Want more animal crafts for kids! Then this lion Paper Bag Puppet is perfect. The lion has a scraggly mane! How fierce!- Meaningful Mama
5. Grizzly Bear Craft
Grizzly Bear on a Stick is a super tasty chocolatey snack! All you need is a stick, snack cakes, Oreos, and candies!- Hungry Happenings
6. Penguin Paper Craft
I love toilet paper rolls crafts. Which is why this penguin paper craft is right up my alley. It makes a super cute penguin, but also recycles! – Crafts by Amanda
7. Giraffe Craft
How cool! Save all the toilet paper tubes so you can learn how to make a giraffe. This Cardboard Tube Giraffe is one of the cooler animal crafts I think! – Crafts by Amanda
More giraffe crafts for kids: Make a giraffe out of cardboard, create this cute giraffe craft, make a paper plate giraffe, check out this G is for giraffe craft, paint this adorable giraffe cup craft or learn how to draw a giraffe
8. Hippo Craft
Who doesn’t love hippos? This Paper Plate Hippo craft is the perfect animal crafts for toddlers! It uses simple items like paper plates, paper, and paint!- I Heart Crafty Things
More hippo crafts for kids: Try this H is for hippo craft
9. Tiger Craft
This tiger craft is the perfect animal craft for older kids like elementary students as it does involve a needle and thread. Or if you like this Craft Foam Tiger Pouch enough for small kids, they can decorate the felt while mom or dad does the sewing part!- Craft Ideas
10. Elephant Crafts
Look how precious this elephant crafts is! They’re so little and cute! This one may require some parent help as it does take some precise cuts to piece it together.- Mom Brite
11. Gorilla Craft Mask
I love this so much! Whether you’re promoting pretend play or dressing up this Paper Bag Gorilla Mask is absolutely adorable and so simple to make. – Wee Society
12. Flamingo Craft
You could do this as a flamingo craft or a Flamingo Valentine, either way it’s adorable with its heart shaped body and look at all the feathers!- Craftulate
More flamingo crafts for kids: Make flamingo soap craft
13. Kangaroo Craft
Make your child’s homework desk extra fun with this Kangaroo Pencil Holder. This is a fun kangaroo craft that you can put to good use. – Mama Jenn
More kangaroo crafts for kids: Color our free kangaroo coloring pages
14. Walrus Craft
Grab your paint, glue, and paper plates for this Plate Walrus Craft! You don’t really see too many walrus crafts, but it is super cute and pretty simple when it comes to animal arts and crafts.- I Heart Crafty Things
15. Koala Craft
Promote pretend play with this Koala Mask! It has a big nose like koalas do and look at the fuzzy ears! – My Poppet
16. Otter Craft
Otter crafts are another one you don’t see too much of. But this Paper Otter Craft is adorable. Honestly, I think it would be fun to make a brown, blue, and pink one like that old show PB&J Otter. Anyone else remember?- Learn Create Love
17. Peacock Craft
This! This one right here is my favorite? Why? Look at all the feathers and sparkles! This peacock feather craft is super amazing. – Artsy Craftsy Mom
18. Panda Craft
We can’t forget about roly poly pandas! This panda craft is super cute and great if you have some extra construction paper lying around. If you’re looking for zoo activities for preschoolers then this Torn Paper Panda is perfect.- Cindy deRosier
19. Seal Craft
You know those random white socks you can’t find a match to? Don’t throw them out use them to make these Sock Seal Pups. Don’t forget to add big googly eyes to them. This is the cutest seal craft ever! – Tippy Toe Crafts
20. Chameleon Craft
Have an abundance of pipe cleaners in your crafting closet? Use them to make pipe cleaner animals! This Pipe Cleaner Chameleon looks so real. – Martha Stewart
More chameleon crafts for kids: Color our free chameleon coloring pages
21. Snake Crafts
Learning about snakes? Well, these animal crafts for kids can definitely help with that lesson. Use recycled cardboard tubes to make these brightly colored Cardboard Tube Coiled Snakes. – Crafts by Amanda
22. Alligator Craft
See ya later Alligator! Not really, we’re back with a Paper Alligator craft! I think this craft is best suited towards kindergarteners and up as it will require quite a bit of cutting. – Skip to My Lou
22. Cheetah Paper Plate Craft
Cheetahs are super fast…and did you know they chirp? They do! Paper Plate Cheetah Mask is super cute. All you need is paint, paper plate, and craft sticks.- Learn Create Love
More cheetah crafts for kids: Color our cheetah coloring pages
23. Zebra Craft
Make a Zebra Footprint! No, not the actual footprint of a zebra, rather, you use your footprint to make a zebra! – Cindy deRosier
More zebra crafts for kids: Try our Z is for zebra craft
24. Camel Craft
Save your egg cartons so you can make this Egg Carton Camel. It is super easy and look, it has 2 humps on its back.- DLTK Kids
25. More Animal Crafts For Kids
Looking for even more zoo animal inspiration?
- Check out these Jungle Animal Pretzels from Hungry Happenings.
- There is a fun collection of Zoo Animals from Cardboard Tubes over at Red Ted Art.
- And these cute Handprint Zoo Animals from Craftulate.
More Animal Crafts From Kids Activities Blog
- You will love these paper plate crafts! We have 21 animal paper plate crafts for you to try out.
- Recycle foam cups and turn them into animal cups!
- Short on time? No problem! Print off these farm animal coloring pages!
- Or what about these animal word searches?
- Grab your play doh so you can make all these fun play doh animals.
- Download these printable animal masks and let your child color and decorate them.
- Love cows? Then you’ll adore this cow craft!
- Look at these cool shadow puppets! They’re shadow animals! This is a fun animal craft AND activity!
Which animal craft is your favorite? Let us know down below!