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Free Animal Crafts for Kids From All the Animal Kingdom

We have some more fun and free animal crafts for kids. The theme for these free crafts is all things furry and cute… Animals!

free animal crafts

Not only is the animal kingdom full of fun and interesting looking creatures, its also an aspect of our world and daily lives.

It is important to learn about the different creatures you can encounter around our planet.

All kids have a lot of interest in some, or all, animals. With that in mind, what is more fun than animal crafts!

These can be just for fun, or add some education to them and use these in school!

I basically have some crafts featuring every animal you can think of!

Many of these use free craft supplies such as paper plates, pipe cleaners

Great Free Animal Crafts for Kids

Paper Bag Animal Puppets

Paper Bag Animal puppets for kids

Great way to create your own characters for a play, and learn about the animal kingdom at the same time!

Supplies: Paper bags, Construction paper (various colors), Black marker, Paint, Scissors and Glue

I have 4 different animals for you to make and then play with -lion, bumble bee, crab and frog

Paper Bag Animal Crafts for Kids 

Paper Plate Butterfly

How to make a butterfly from a paper plate

Get your supplies for this craft from around the house! Create a pretty butterfly from a paper plate. Feel free to decorate the wings however you wish!

Butterfly Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Paper Roll Ladybug

An adorable little ladybug made from a paper roll.  Great for practising fine motor skills through the use of coloring, painting and some sticking together.

Let Us Teach You: Lady Bug Crafts for Kids

Shaggy Pom Pom Dog

yarn dog craft

Your very own portable puppy, without the mess and responsibility!

Supplies: Brown yarn, Cardboard, Craft foam (brown, pink, black), Googly eyes, Glue, Scissors

How many of these will you make? More than one, as dogs like company!

Let Us Teach You: Dog Crafts for Kids

Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Magnet

magnet butterflyhow to make pipe cleaner from pipe cleaners

With a few colorful pipe cleaners and a magnet you can decorate your house or class room with fun little butterflies.

Supplies: Pipe Cleaners (in a variety of colors), Glue, Googly Eyes, Magnet Stripe

Let Us Teach You: Pipecleaner Butterfly Crafts for Kids

Instead of making a big butterfly you can fill your fridge with tiny ones too. 

Supplies: Pipe Cleaners (in a variety of colors), Glue, Googly Eyes, Magnet Stripe

Let Us Teach You: Butterfly Crafts

Bumble Bee Bookmark

Spring bookmark craft with bee

Reading is a great past time. Be sure to use these unique bookmarks to keep the place in your favourite book.

Supplies: Foam paper, Popsicle sticks, Googly eyes, Glue, Scissors, Pipecleaner

Let Us Teach You: Bumble Bee Crafts for Kids

Pom Pom Caterpillar

caterpillar craft for preschool

Cute and colorful caterpillar that is bendable and fun to play with after it’s dry.

Supplies: Pom poms (variety of colors), Googly eyes (bigger the better), Pipe cleaner, Glue, Scissors

Let Us Teach You: Insect Crafts for Kids 

Paper Plate Frog

frog preschool craft

Teach about recycling, and frogs all in one!

Supplies: Paper plate, Construction paper (pink, green, white), Paint (green and red), Paint brush, Scissors, Glue, Black marker

Let Us Teach You: Frog Crafts for Kids

Squid Pencil Holder

back to school pencil holders

A great way to make free crafts for kids is to use recycled products!

Recycle those empty toilet paper rolls and turn them into holders for all your pens, pencils, crayons, markers, etc.

Supplies: Three empty toilet paper rolls, Paint (various colors), Paint brush, White paper, Cardboard, Scissors, Glue

Let Us Teach You: Ocean Kids Crafts

Fruit Cup Turtle

turtle cup craft

Make recycling fun with these cute little turtles!

Supplies: Paint (variety of colors), Paintbrush, Empty, washed fruit cup, Green cardstock, or construction paper, Googly eyes, Glue, Scissors

Let Us Teach You: Turtle Crafts for Kids

Water Bottle Piggy Bank

piggy bank craft

Empty water bottle turned into a money saving piggy bank!

Supplies: Empty water bottle, Pink paint, Paint brush, Black marker, Pink paper, Glue, Scissors

Let Us Teach You: Farm Animal Crafts for Kids

Toilet Paper Roll Farm Animals

toilet paper roll farm animals

Teach all about farm animals. I have four different ones for you to make here.

Supplies: Toilet paper rolls (cut into 1″ wide pieces), Cotton balls, Pom Poms (black and pink), Construction paper (various colors), Pipe cleaner (orange), Black marker, Googly eyes, Scissors, Glue

Let Us Teach You: Farm Crafts for Kids

Free Crafts for Kids: Miniature Monkey

pom pom monkey

Create our monkey crafts for kids to make your own mini pet monkey. He is bendable and loves to climb!

Supplies: Pom poms (various sizes), pipe cleaners, craft foam, googly eyes, black marker, scissors and glue.

Let Us Teach You: Monky Crafts for Kids

Yarn Octopus

wool octopus craft

More fun free crafts for kids like these stuffed animal made of mom’s yarn!

Supplies: Ball of yarn, Ribbon or string (of a different color), Googly eyes, Scissors, Glue

Let Us Teach You: Ocean Crafts for Kids

Bear Pencil Toppers

teddy pencil topper

A cute teddy bear to decorate the top of your pencils.

Supplies: pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, black marker, scissors and glue.

Let Us Teach You: Bear Crafts for Kids

Pine Cone Bumble Bee

pinecone bumble bee

Create a buzz with these cute pinecone crafts for kids.


  • Pine cone (cleaned and dried)
  • Paint (black & yellow)
  • Paintbrush
  • Large pom pom (yellow)
  • Small pom poms (black)
  • Pipecleaner (white)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

Let Us Teach You: Pinecone Crafts for Kids

These fun and free crafts for kids will keep the kids busy for hours creating all kinds of little critters!

We are always adding more, so make sure to stop back in to see!!


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Friday 16th of July 2021

The squid pencil holder is so cute! Great inspiration post of animal crafts for kids!