3 Easy and Fun Animal Crafts for Kids


Do you have a child with a strong interest in animals? You’ve come to the right place! Here, you’ll discover fun animal crafts to make with your children.

Making crafts with your children strengthens their creative skills. But that’s not the only great thing about crafts!

Crafts are open to all themes, which makes them a flexible but fun activity. If you’re looking for easy and exciting things to do with your critter-loving children, keep reading to discover 5 animal crafts for kids.

1. Paper Plate Jellyfish

For materials, you’ll need:

  • Paper plate
  • Tissue paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Yarn

For tools, you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Black marker

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The instructions are:

  1. Cut up the tissue paper into small squares (If you have young children who aren’t comfortable using scissors yet, have them tear the tissue paper into small pieces instead)
  2. Draw a wavy line at the bottom of the paper plate and cut along the line
  3. Glue tissue paper squares onto the paper plate
  4. Using the hole punch, make several holes along the wavy side of the paper plate
  5. Cut strands of yarn all to the same length, then thread them through the holes and tie them up
  6. Glue googly eyes onto the paper plate and make a mouth using the black marker

2. Small Cup Squirrel

For materials, you’ll need:

  • Dixie cup
  • Acrylic paint
  • Tacky glue or low temp glue gun
  • Medium googly eyes
  • Pink pom-pom
  • Black marker
  • Scotch tape


  1. Paint the Dixie cup with white acrylic paint and let dry
  2. Paint another color of acrylic over the white, leaving a strip of white for the face and belly
  3. Cut a strip of construction paper for the tail
  4. Roll the strip of paper the whole length down
  5. Cut out two triangles from the same construction paper to use as ears
  6. Use tacky glue or a low temp glue gun (with supervision and caution) to adhere the ears to the cup
  7. Glue on googly eyes underneath
  8. Cut out a pair of feet from construction paper and use a black marker to draw on claws, then secure them using tacky glue or a low temp glue gun
  9. Glue the pom-pom on under the eyes for a nose
  10. Draw a mouth using a black marker and secure the tail to the back of the cup using glue or Scotch tape

3. Buzzing Bees

For materials, you’ll need:

  • Wine cork
  • Yellow, pink, and green craft paint
  • Small white canvas
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker


  1. Dip the cork into a “flower” color paint and stamp four circles into a flower shape
  2. Wash the cork and dip into the yellow paint, then stamp in a round shape for the bees
  3. Paint a green flower stem for the flowers on the canvas
  4. Once the paint is dry, use a black marker to add stripes, a face, antennae, and wings to the bees

Animal Crafts for Kids

If you have a little animal-lover in your home, catering to their passions will show them you care! 

Some benefits of making arts and crafts with children include:

  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Promotion of creativity
  • Encouragement of self-expression
  • Boosting of self-esteem

Making animal crafts for kids allows free expression without judgment while tailoring to their needs. 

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About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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jenni gill
2 years ago

Great Article ! my liking towards Crafts never ends by the way Nice efforts keep it up

Last edited 2 years ago by jenni gill