10 Simple Animal Crafts Your Kids Will Love To Make

Caroline Kelly

September 26, 2016

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Looking for some fun animal-themed activities for your little ones? Stock up on toilet rolls, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners, and get busy with these 10 Simple Animal Crafts Your Kids Will Love to Make. Most of these are perfect for younger kids too!

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#1. Fork Print Panda Bear

This super easy panda art project from Crafty Morning cleverly uses forks to create the fur effect! Perfect project for younger kids, and for easy clean-up, use plastic forks!


Instructions & Image via Crafty Morning

#2. Pine Cone Robin

How cute is this little robin craft from Kids Craft Room? It’s ideal for toddlers and younger kids too, as it just involves sticking on some simple craft materials onto a single pine cone. Simply add some ribbon or thread to turn it into a Christmas hanging decoration.


Instructions & Image via Kids Craft Room

#3. Egg Carton Spiders

Kids of all ages will love making these egg-carton spiders from mamas like me, and can then have fun playing with them after! Simply keep those old egg cartons to hand. Great for Halloween, or at any time of the year.

Egg Carton Spider mamaslikeus

Image and Instructions via mamas like me

#4. Popsicle Stick Foxes

These cute foxes from Glued to My Craftsblog, are easy to make, using craft paper and popsicle sticks.


Image & Instructions via Glued to My Craftsblog

#5. Spoon Ants

Create these simple Learn Play Imagine ants from plastic spoons, for an easy toddler/preschooler craft.

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Image & Instructions via Learn Play Imagine

#6. Wool Octopus

There is no glue involved in this fun wool octopus from Craftbits. A few simple ingredients, and a little help from parents, and young kids will have hours of fun playing with their new toy!


Image & Instructions via Craftbits

#7. Magical Spowls – Half Spoon / Half Owl

These cute “spowls”, from Spoonful, are perfect for little ones, involving only painting a wooden spoon. They don’t have to just make one either, they could make a whole owl family, and then play puppets with their creations too.

Spowl Puppet

Image & Instruction via Spoonful

#8. Foam Cup Snowy Owl

Some clever upcycling at work here from iheartcraftythings.com, using a styrofoam/paper cup to make a snowy owl! Simply gorgeous.


Image & Instructions via  iheartcraftythings.com

#9. Toilet Tube Animals

These Toilet Tube Animal from Creative Me Inspire You are too cute for words. Just stock up on the toilet rolls in advance and create a whole farm!


Image & instructions via Creative Me Inspired You

You might also like this cute Farm Craft for Kids which you can make by downloading the templates.

#10. Crafty Snake

If you’re looking for a fun craft that will keep the kids entertained for a while,then this sneaky snake from Craftiments is just the thing! This is a Chinese New Year craft but would be perfect at any time of the year.


Image & Instructions via Craftiments

Over to you! Have you any more fun farm crafts to do with young kids? Let us know in the comments below.



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