Animal crafts for kids are fun all year round, and we have quite a collection of different ideas for many of the animal species.
From simple crafts toddlers can make, through preschooler friendly projects, to kindergarten craft ideas and ones for older kids, you are sure to find a project just right for you. And we have more than one craft ideas for most animals, so be sure to check them all.
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Some of our latest animal craft ideas for kids to make
Here are some of our latest animal project tutorials we have shared:
Animal Crafts for Kids from A to Z
This collection of animal crafts for kids is sorted by alphabet. We do add new animals to the list as our collection of ideas grows.
Alligator / Crocodile
Scary or amazing, crocodiles and alligators are a fun project to make with your kids.
Check all of our crocodile / alligator ideas
Bug projects are especially popular during spring time, but bug lovers love making these projects all year round. We have ideas from cute ladybugs to creepy crawly spiders.
Check out all of our crafty bugs
These nocturnal animals are especially fun to make over Halloween.
Make some bat crafts
Read a good bear book with your kids and then go on a bear crafting adventure. This theme is especially popular with preschoolers.
See our collection of bear crafts
Bees are one of the more popular bugs if you ask kids, and we’ve been especially crafty when it comes to this subject.
See the buzzing bee ideas
Another kid favorite are butterflies. These wonderful and colorful creatures are great for artsy projects.
Bunch of butterfly crafting ideas for kids
We can’t have a list of animal themed arts and crafts without one of our favorite animals… Cats! Black one are especially popular at Halloween time, but this theme is fun to make all year round.
Get crafty with cats
Caterpillars are a great theme for kindergarten and preschool, as they go well with some of kids all time favourite books. The little pom pom caterpillars have been one of our most popular projects, and kids love to take them home. They are a wonderful alternative to a pet rock.
Browse our caterpillar ideas
Chicken / Chick
Perfect to complement learning about chicken life cycle or to have fun with over Easter holidays. We’ve got many cool ideas to share with you.
Browse chic and chicken craft ideas
Dogs are known as humans best friend and a popular crafting topic with kids. We have a wonderful collection of ideas for you, suitable for all ages.
Browse dog creative activities.
Fish can be made as part of pets theme or as ocean / sea animals theme.
Check out fish project ideas
So your kids are mad about foxes? We can’t really blame them as foxes trully are magnificent, and slightly funny, animals. From fun looking origami foxes to all time popular toilet paper roll craft foxes, we are sure you will find the project best suited for your needs.
Browse through fun fox projects for kids to make
Frogs are most popular during spring time, best time of the year to observe the frog life cycle. Add to your science lessons by bringing these animal arts and crafts ideas to life. Corner bookmarks are always great to make.
Check out froggy fun
One of our favorite animal crafts to make are hedgehogs, hands down. We’ve got a bunch of project suitable for preschoolers, kids in kindergarten and older kids and with some help, toddlers will manage quite a few too.
We’re crazy about hedgehogs so we have lots of crafting ideas
Another one for all the bug lovers, ladybugs are here to delight!
Whether you call them ladybirds or ladybugs these ideas are equally awesome
They say lion is the king of the animals, but is he the king of animal crafts for kids? Who knows! If this animal is one of your kids favorite ones, it certainly can be! From origami, through toilet paper roll crafts to ones utilising nature’s crafting materials.
These lions arts and crafts are awesome and we’re not lion (oh the cheesy puns)
From projects that are made just for fun, to a great one using paper cups to help kids tackle emotions.
Browse octopus ideas
Wonderful peacock craft ideas
Next bird in our collection of animal crafts for kids is the penguin, one of the rare birds that can not fly But who needs flying when you are rocking a penguin look?
Browse fun penguin inspirations
Pink piggies are the coolest. Super intelligent animals and usually well loved with children.
Browse through fun pig craft ideas
Rabbit / Bunny
Learn how to make origami bunny or make the most adorable little rabbits using paper strips, amongst many other cool ideas.
Browse bunny rabbit inspirations
Insanely popular at the end of the year, even more so with a red nose, but these are fun to craft all year long.
Browse Reindeer Crafts for Kids to Make
Take a bite at these crafts during Shark week, or any other time of the year that you feel like having some chomping time.
Chomp on these shark project ideas
Super popular to make in spring time.
Let’s make some sheep crafts
Turtle and Tortoise
Another super popular one from our list of animal crafts for kids is the turtle or tortoise theme. Goes well with the ocean theme or just to do in appreciation of this fun animal.
See fun turtle and tortoise ideas
It’s turkey time! Turkeys are such fun birds, and a little bit terrifying at the same time.
Check the funky turkey crafting ideas
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