If you are looking for Zoo Animal Crafts for Preschool, you are in the right place!
I asked my fellow bloggers for zoo animal arts and crafts for young children….And wow! They had some great ideas for cute animal crafts.
You’re sure to find a zoo craft your kids will enjoy.
You’ll find paper plate animals, simple paper animals, hat headbands, and more!
These fun zoo animal crafts are perfect for a preschool Zoo theme or the different animals could be used for letter of the week crafts as well.
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Let’s dive in and check out all of these adorable zoo animals!
1) Paper Plate Tiger Craft
This Paper Plate Tiger Craft is from Simple Everyday Mom. Using paint, a paper plate, and the free tiger face template, your child can create an amazing Tiger! This is such a cute zoo craft for preschoolers that they will be proud of. What fun!
2) Cotton Ball Penguin
This Cotton Ball Penguin Craft is by Mombrite. Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will love this easy cotton ball craft. There’s even 4 different penguin templates to choose from, so you can make a whole colony! This is one of those perfect zoo activities for little hands.
3) Butterfly Symmetry
Take a trip to the Butterfly House with this fun Butterfly Symmetry craft from my blog Simply Full of Delight. Kids of all ages will enjoy painting half of the butterfly and then folding the paper over to make a symmetrical print on the other side. It’s easy peasy with the free butterfly templates!
4) Construction Paper Llama
This Construction Paper Llama is by The Growing Creatives. I love how she used the letter L to form this llama. It’s a simple craft for kids that your llama fans are sure to approve! This craft would pair well with the LLama Llama book series by Anna Dewdney.
5) Paper Bag Monkey
This Paper Bag Monkey Craft is by Hunny, I’m Home! With a few simple craft supplies, your children can create their very own monkey. I love how paper chains are used for arms & legs. What a unique use of paper bags!
6) Button Art Giraffe
Giraffes are absolutely my favorite animals and this craft makes me grin.
This adorable Giraffe Button Art project is by Crafting Reality with Sara. With a few simple art supplies, your children can create their very own giraffe.
Kids will enjoy picking out different colors to design the perfect giraffe. How cute is that!
7) Lion Headband
This Lion Headband is by Simple Everyday Mom. With the free lion template, it’s easy to make the perfect lion craft. There’s also a color-your-own option for smaller kids!
This is one of those easy zoo animal crafts that works well for one kid or a whole classroom of kids! What a great craft that is so much fun for kids to wear afterwards.
8) Monkey Paper Plate Craft
Love paper plate crafts? This Monkey Paper Plate Craft is by Mom. Life. Busy Wife. Kids will go bananas over this fun project. Using a paper plate and the free template, your children can make this adorable monkey!
9) Paper Plate Lion Lacing
This Paper Plate Lion is by The Growing Creatives. Sometimes the most simple crafts are my favorite ones!
I love how this paper plate lion incorporates the fine motor skills of lacing into an art project! How incredibly clever and what a fun Zoo Animal Craft for preschool!
10) Toliet Paper Roll Frog
This Toliet Paper Roll Frog Craft is by Two Kids and a Coupon. There’s a free frog template to help your child create an amazing frog. What a great way to recycle!
11) Clothespin Crocodile
Older kids and young children alike will adore this craft. These Clothespin Crocodiles are from The Inspiration Edit. This fantastic craft incorporates painting and some fun creative elements as well. What a unique craft idea!
12) Rock Painting Woodland Animals
These Woodland Animal Rock Paintings are by Sustain My Craft Habit. A great project for older children, these rocks are painted with animal faces. Kids can make woodland creatures like the ones shown, or use their own creativity to create different animals. Be sure to check out the amazing tutorials on this site.
13) Cardboard Tube Alligator
This Cardboard Tube Alligator is from Crafts by Amanda. You simply have to check out this alligator tutorial as it is simply brilliant how she made the alligator’s teeth. What a fun art project that even the most reluctant artist will enjoy!
I know you’re going to want to snap up this amazing idea!
14) Paper Plate Elephant
These Paper Plate Elephants are by Mom. Life. Busy Wife. With the free template, this project comes together in a snap, even for the smallest crafters! What adorable zoo animal crafts.
15) Paper Lion – Zoo Animal Crafts for Kids
This Paper Lion Craft is by Ottawa Mommy Club. Have a roaring good time with the kids with this simple craft. Using the free templates provided and some basic craft supplies, you can start creating these adorable paper lions today!
16) Hand Print Animals
These Hand Print Animals are by Mum’s Creative Cupboard. Little kids will love creating all the different zoo animals.
This adorable handprint project is easy to create on paper plates and is based on the Dear Zoo Story by Rod Campbell. What a fun way to make different kinds of animals with handprint art!
17) Cotton Ball Polar Bear Craft
This Cotton Ball Polar Bear Craft is by Mombrite. Using the free printable template and lots of cotton balls, this polar bear is an easy zoo animal craft for preschool.
The combination of cute and simple make this zoo animal craft for preschool a total win!
18) Cardboard Tube Zebra
This Cardboard Tube Zebra is by Crafts by Amanda. Yes, this is a little more complicated for a preschooler, but with a parent’s help, kids will really enjoy this zebra craft. It was too cute to not include!
Using paper, cardboard tubes, and pipe cleaners you and your child can create their very own zebra. Not only will they love creating it, but they will enjoy playing with this zoo craft too!
I hope you found some amazing Zoo Animal Crafts for Preschool! Don’t forget that zoo week is a great time to incorporate all of your favorite zoo books and maybe even take a field trip to your local zoo.
Do you have a favorite zoo theme activity? Be sure to share you favorite zoo animal crafts and activities in the comments section.
More Animal Crafts for Kids
Love animal crafts? Be sure to check out this Pig Paper Bag Puppet. Perfect for the Letter P or a Farm theme, kids can use the easy printable to make a simple puppet.
You can also find an adorable Cat Paper Bag Puppet here. This cat craft would be great for a Pets theme or could be used as a black cat for Halloween.
There’s also a fun Arctic Ice Sensory Bin here that would pair well with a Zoo theme. Learn how to create block of ice that look like igloos in this fun sensory play experience that allows kids to play with penguins and polar bears.
Lastly, be sure to check out this woodland animal themed sensory bin. Kids can play with deer, moose, and other woodland creatures in this fun forest sensory bin.
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These are all so cute!! I don’t know which one to try first!
I agree! So many fun ideas!
These are so cute! We’ll have to try them all!
Yes! You’ll have a whole zoo! 😉