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These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

Click on any of the crafts to go to the instructions. Have fun!

BIRD CRAFTS

BUTTERFLY and CATERPILLAR CRAFTS

CAT CRAFTS

DINOSAUR CRAFTS

DOG CRAFTS

DIORAMAS

FARM CRAFTS

FISH CRAFTS

FROG CRAFTS

INSECT CRAFTS

LADYBUGS

MAMMAL CRAFTS

OCEAN LIFE CRAFTS

PIG CRAFTS

PUPPETS and MARIONETTES

SPIDERS

WHALE AND DOLPHIN CRAFTS

Miscellaneous Animal Crafts:
PAPER BAG REINDEER PUPPET


Make a reindeer puppet using a paper lunch bag; it has antlers made from handprints.
HAND AND FOOT REINDEER


Make a cute paper reindeer from a child's footprint and hand prints.
ALLIGATOR PROJECT OR CARD


This very simple alligator is a cute craft that also makes a nice card.
Bat Clips


These great bat decorations are made from paper and a clothespin.
The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Craft

Make a lady and the animals she ate from paper -- these accompany the rhyming story The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
BENDABLE MAGNETIC ANIMALS AND PEOPLE


You can make simple, bendable magnetic toys using doughnut-shaped magnets and pipe cleaners.
DANCING DRAGON/LION TOY

Make a dancing paper lion or dragon toy for Chinese New Year.

EGG CARTON ANIMALS

Make animal crafts from egg cartons and pipe cleaners. Make a ladybug, spider, a bat, a caterpillar, and a camel.
FOREST DIORAMA


This diorama is a forest scene depicting trees and animals.
HEART ANIMALS

Make cute animals from paper hearts - these make great Valentine decorations.

RIDICULOUS ROCK ANIMALS


These really ridiculous animals are easily made from painted rocks.
LITTER BUG

An easy-to-make Litter Bug made of recycled items.
MAGNIFICENT ANIMAL MASKS

Print out and decorate many masks: lion, cat, dog, pig, koala, and robot.
MITTEN AND FOREST ANIMALS

A mitten and forest animals made from paper -- these accompany the Ukranian folk tale The Mitten.
PAPER BAG PUPPETS


An easy way to make a dog, panda, raccoon, pig, cat, frog, or mouse puppet.
OCEAN DIORAMA


Make an ocean scene in a box. Print out the sharks and whales, then color, cut, and hang them in a decorated box.
PAPER FINGER PUPPETS


Your fingers are the legs of these simple paper puppets. Make dinosaurs or nursery rhyme characters.
PAPIER-MACHE OCTOPUS


A cute papier-mâché octopus made from a balloon, newspaper, flour glue, and crepe paper streamers.
PIGGY BANK


A wonderful piggy bank made of papier-mâché.
RABBIT MASK

A cute bunny mask made from two paper plates.
SPIRAL SNAKE


A paper snake that's easy to make.
TANGRAM PUZZLE

A traditional Chinese puzzle to make out of paper.

TOTEM POLE

Make an animal Totem Pole from a paper towel tube.
HAND AND FOOT TURKEY CRAFT

This cute turkey is made from your child's handprints and footprints.
PINE CONE TURKEY CRAFT

This turkey decoration is made from a pine cone, an acorn, and construction paper.
THANKFUL TURKEY CRAFT

This construction paper turkey decoration lists what a child is thankful for.

Animal Coloring Books You Can Make:
Animal Opposites Coloring Book Printout


A coloring book on animal opposites.

Spider Shape Book Printout

A short book on spiders to print out and color.


Turkey Shape Book

A short book to print about turkeys, with pages on turkey anatomy, a turkey maze, match the turkeys, turkey facts, and turkey questions.
FISH BOOK


Print out a book about fish and learn about them while coloring.
WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONNECT-THE-DOTS BOOK


Pick the whales and dolphins you want, then print them out, connect the dots, and color the pictures.
WHALE AND DOLPHIN COLORING BOOK


Pick the whales and dolphins you want, then print them out and color them.
SHARK COLORING BOOK


A shark book you can print out and color in.
DINOSAUR COLORING BOOK


A dinosaur book you can print out and color in.
INSECT COLORING BOOK


An insect book - you can print and color some of your favorite crawlers and fliers.
BUTTERFLY COLORING BOOK


A butterfly and caterpillar book you can print out and color.
DOG COLORING BOOK


A dog book you can print out and color in.
NURSERY RHYMES COLORING BOOK


A Mother Goose nursery rhyme coloring book you can print out, read, and color.
ANIMAL ALPHABET BOOK


A home-made animal alphabet book that is fun to make and helps teach the ABC's.


I See Farm Animals
Printable Activity Book

A short, printable book about farm animals for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, color and copy a short phrase. The pages are: I see a cow, hen, pig, turkey, duck, horse, sheep, and goat.
BIRD COLORING BOOK


A bird coloring book you can print out and color in.
French/English Animals Coloring Book Printout


A French/English coloring book about animals.
Spanish/English Animals Coloring Book Printout


A Spanish/English coloring book about animals.

Cool Cards:
FROG POP-UP CARD


A great card for a birthday.
DELIGHTFUL DOG CARD


An easy-to-make card for dog lovers.
BUTTERFLY CARD

A great butterfly card.
CUTE CAT CARD


A cute card for cat lovers.
HAPPY BIRD-DAY POP-UP CARD


Make a "Happy Bird-day" card using paper, scissors, and crayons.
SCARY POP-UP CARD


Make a monster pop-up card that a friend will always remember!
SCARY SPIDER POP-UP CARD


Make a spider pop-up spider card that will scare everyone!

Edible Crafts:
CUP O' WORMS


A very yucky treat made of chocolate pudding and gummy worms! Great at children's parties.
CUP O' FISH


Make an edible aquarium.
DINOSAUR CAKE


Make a Stegosaurus cake from a round cake.


3-D Animal Cell Model Made from Jello

Make your own giant animal cell model using Jello and candies (and then eat it).

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