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18 Zoo Animal Crafts for Kids

The kids can make their own zoo with these adorable zoo animals for kids!

By: Moriah Meeks, Editor,
18 Zoo Animal Crafts

Kids love seeing animals at the zoo. From monkeys to tigers, they just can't seem to get enough of the wild life. These 18 Zoo Animal Crafts for Kids are the perfect crafts for kids when you can't take them to the zoo. These animal crafts are easy and inexpensive to make, and many of the crafts we've compiled for you are recycled crafts with material you already have around the house. The kids' creativity will come to life as they turn ordinary household items into adorable zoo animals.

This compilation of zoo animal crafts is great for your toddlers or preschoolers who are learning about animals, and elementary age children will also enjoy these crafts just out of the pure fun of crafting and being creative. They can turn their favorite animals into masks or make them out of recycled plastic bottles. Plus, all of these easy crafts for kids won't involve much clean up, so the kids can begin playing with their zoo pal friends right away. These DIY crafts for kids will take your children on a safari adventure without them even needing to step out of the backyard. 

Paper Plate Crafts

We've got masks. We've got animal pals. We've got all your zoo craft needs with these adorable paper plate crafts. The kids can make fun elephant crafts and thump around the house trumpeting like elephants. There are even some unexpected ideas in this list using paper plates like Toucans and Sea Lions that will help your kids learn as well as have fun!

Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Simple art projects for kids can be as easy as collecting empty toilet paper rolls and turning them into life-like critters. This collection of toilet paper roll crafts is an easy way for kids to start thinking creatively and coming up with ways to make their own favorite animals out of toilet paper rolls.

Recycled Crafts

Reduce, reuse, and recycle with these adorable recycled crafts. Turn egg cartons, bottle caps, and old CDs into cute little zoo critters. The kids will love turning those junk drawer items into new toys they'll enjoy playing with.

What is your favorite animal to see at the zoo?

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