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Easy And Fun Animal Crafts To Make

Crafting brings pleasure and joy and is fun to do.

Encouraging kids to use their imaginations to create is a great way to introduce them to craft.

Getting them to explore a topic such as ‘Animals’ opens up a whole world of craft activities. Who knows, maybe a bit of learning will happen too? 🙂

This week’s Top 10 in Craft features Animal Crafts that the little crafters in your life will love.

Just a little reminder that Amazon Prime Day is on today, the15 July and tomorrow 16 July. I will be sharing the fabulous craft and knitting deals on my Prime Day post and will keep updating it over the two days. Be sure to let me know what bargains you find 🙂

On My Needles

Or should I say off my needles!

I’ve finished my latest dishcloth; Boysen by Joyce Fassbender for Knit Picks.

It’s highly textured and the knitted fabric is very thick. I liked the simple repeating pattern and practicing cables without a cable needle.

That’s the end of my yarn supply. Local friends have been able to find a store that sells yarn. This week I plan to make a visit. I wonder what I’ll find?

In my search to find yarn in Romania, I came across a small family business that is preserving traditional Romanian Yarn.

Moeke Yarns produce yarn from Romanian sheep with traditional methods and no harmful chemicals, and it’s spun in a traditional fiber mill.

The yarn looks gorgeous and rustic.

If you love bare wool, you’ll enjoy taking a look.

Chroma Yarn by Knit Picks have some gorgeous color combinations.

They’re on sale for the month of July for a lower price. Take a look here.

Top 10 in Craft – Animal Crafts

Editors Note – All of these animal crafts and images belong to their original owners. I didn’t create them, I just wanted to help showcase their amazing work to you, my lovely readers. And also please pin the images from the owner’s site.

Sun Catcher Peacock

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Create your own version of this beautiful craft

Thanks to the help of Bonnie Scorer from Make It Your Own.

Monkey craft with Free printable

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This is such a lovely handmade craft

All made possible with the help of Shruti Acharya from Artsy Craftsy Mom.

Pine Cone Owls

Take a look at this gorgeous animal craft

Thanks to Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art.

Foam Cup Lion Craft for Kids

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Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things has some fabulous suggestions for this gorgeous Lion craft

Check out the complete guide.

Foam Cup Crafts

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Find all the details for this fabulous wild animal craft.

Enjoy making your own version. Follow the instructions by Michelle McInerney from Kids Activities

Enjoy looking at her wonderful expertise and talent.

How To Make A Paper Chain Snake

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To create this wonderful craft project

Check out the complete guide by The Team at Raising Little Superheroes.

Sponge Painted Elmer the Elephant

Do your kids love Elmer The Elephant? This post features some great ideas.

Plenty of inspiration by Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy

Paper Bag Zebra Craft

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Bet you can’t wait to get start making your own version of this crafty idea.

Follow the steps by Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things.

Woodland Friends

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Michelle McInerney from Molly Moo Crafts has this super fun craft to make.

The instructions are easy to follow and understand.

Fork Print Panda Bear Kids Craft

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You will be super excited to create this panda craft

All the details can be found in the post by Michelle from Crafty Morning

Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups. So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Spoon Puppets

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Louise from Messy Little Monster has created clear and easy-to-understand instructions to help you make this craft project.

Cupcake Liner Elephant Craft

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Just looking at this idea makes me want to get out my crafting supplies!

Find the inspiration in the post by Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things.

Cute Autumnal Woodland Animal Craft

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Anthea Barton from Blue Bear Wood shares their experience and tips for how to make this woodland animal project.

Follow her clear and easy to understand instructions to make your own.

Craft Stick Crocodile Craft

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Doing this project is a wonderful idea, and the results look fantastic!

Thanks to the creativity of Andreja Vucajnk from Easy Peasy and Fun.

Adorable Wooden Spoon Lion Craft

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Enjoy creating this crafty Lion idea

Follow the instructions by Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things.

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft

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Helen from Arty Crafty Kids has a clear and simple to understand tutorial.

Using cutout paper and paper plates, kids will enjoy creating these Hedgehogs.

DIY Gruffalo Inspired Mouse Costume Headband

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Amanda Boyarshinov from The Educators Spin On It steps you through the techniques used in this fun mouse headband project.

Take a look at the tutorial.

Handprint Monkey Valentine Craft for Kids

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A really wonderful idea to make kid’s handprints into a monkey
Plus the results look great!
To make it yourself, take a look at the instructions by Michelle from Crafty Morning.

3D Goldfish Bowl

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The Team at First Palette from First Palette gives great step by step instructions on how to make this gorgeous fish craft.

Follow the tutorial outlined in her post.

Paper Plate Badger

Kids will love this fabulous badger idea!

Thanks to the creative mind of Kate Williams from Crafts on Sea.

Safari Art

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Amanda from Fun Handprint Art makes this look very easy!
An expert at what she does.
Get the Safari Animal art inspiration here.

Finger Puppets

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Some lovely ideas for a simple but effective craft.

Follow the step by step instructions that are easy to understand by Wendy from Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

Cute Hedgehog Paper Craft

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Andreja Vucajnk from Easy Peasy and Fun steps you through her crafty idea.

Another fun Hedgehog idea.

A Rhino and a Hippo roll up to the Zoo

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Tracey Radford from Jumble Tree provides all the details for this wild animal crafty project.

Crafty Garden Buggies Made from Old Golf Balls

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This would make a wonderful clever project from golf balls that are no longer being used!

Find all the materials and instructions in the complete guide by Melissa J. Will from Empress of Dirt.

Sponge Painted Owl Craft for Kids with Owl Template

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Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy has created a beautiful owl project for you to follow.

Check out the guide on how to make it yourself.

How To Make Animal Pom Poms

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Find all the details for this fabulous craft project here.

Thanks to the creative talents of The Team at Mr. Printables.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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Bring some easy and amazing crafty Tiger goodness into your life with the help of Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art.
I loved reading the story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea to my children when they were little.

How to Make a Fat Quarter Turtle

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The Team at Hobby Craft from Hobby Craft steps you through the requirements to make these very cute turtle craft.

Handprint Horton the Elephant Craft with Dr. Seuss

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This craft project would be super fun to make. Find all the details in the guide.

Thanks to the creative abilities of Katie from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Fall Party for Kids with Woodland Creature Mask Tutorial

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What a gorgeous handmade animal craft party supplies.

Made possible with the creativity of Liz from Simple Easy Creative.

How to Make Pipe Cleaner Bunnies

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What you need for this wonderful bunny project are outlined in the tutorial by Rachel from Lines Across

Recycled CD Hippopotamus craft

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You are sure to be excited to make your own version of this inspiring Hippopotamus craft.

All the details are included in the post by Shruti Acharya from Artsy Craftsy Mom

Handprint Crabs

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Super fun crab craft idea to make thanks to Stacy from Things To Share and Remember.

Printable Dragon Paper Craft

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Your creativity will be flowing when you create this gorgeous dragon craft.

Follow the instructions by Wendy from Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

Recycled K Cup Lion Craft – Zoo Theme

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Amanda from Artsy Momma has detailed clear and easy-to-understand instructions to help you make this Lion craft project.

Wooden Owl

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Looking at this gorgeous image makes me want to get out my crafting supplies! Find everything you need here to make this wooden owl puzzle .

Thanks to Jill Richmond from Hobby Craft.

Handprint Tiger Craft

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Amanda from Fun Handprint Art shares their knowledge and helpful tips on how to make this Tiger craft project

Follow the clear and easy to understand instructions to make your own.

Pipecleaner Feather Peacock Craft

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Doing this Peacock project is a great idea, and the results look fantastic!

All the information you need is provided by Shruti Acharya from Artsy Craftsy Mom.

Rainbow Jellyfish Craft

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I am sure you will enjoy making this Jelly Fish craft project.

Follow the step by step instructions by Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda.

Paper Plate Elephant Puppet

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What are you waiting for? Get your crafting supplies ready and create your own version of this lovely Elephant puppet craft.

Read all the details outlined in the post by Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Plate Turtle Craft

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Kim from The Resourceful Mama steps you through how to make this funtastic Turtle project.

Read the tutorial.

Button Whale

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A superb idea, this button craft to make a Whale looks such fun to make.

Take a look at the instructions.

Then get busy crafting.

Thanks to the creative talents of The Team at Hobby Craft.

Koala and Joey Craft

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Danya from Danya Banya gives great tips and tricks on how to make this fun koala craft.

Follow the tutorial outlined in her post.

Ollie the Owl Pinata

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People will be impressed with your talents when you create this fabulous Owl craft. Perfect for a kid’s birthday party.

Follow the step by step instructions in the tutorial by The Team at Hobby Craft.

Bendy Paper and Loom Band Snake Craft

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Emma Smith from Kids Craft Room makes this look easy and fun to do! An expert at what she does.
Get the crafty goodness here to make Bendy Snakes.

Paper Plate Giraffe

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This is a simple but effective paper plate Giraffe craft.

Follow all the instructions to put it all together thanks to Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things.

Crab Fridge Magnets

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I definitely want to try out this crafty idea.

Go through the steps provided by Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art.

Hands On Chicken Craft

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Allison McDonald from No Time For Flash Cards has created this sensational Chicken craft project for you to follow. Check out the complete guide.

Doily Lion Kids

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What a wonderful Lion Craft idea! Following the steps should be easy. Check out the guide here.

Thanks to Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Plate Cow Craft

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Such a great handmade paper plate cow project!

Follow the complete guide to make your own with the help of Shikha from The Joy of Sharing.

Turkey Mosaic Platter Project

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Wendy from Woo! Jr. Kids Activities has created this awesome project.

Check out the guide on how to make it yourself.

Paper Plate Rhino Craft for Kids

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Michelle from Crafty Morning has some fab crafty ideas, which you can try out.

Check out all the goodness in the guide.

Paper Seahorse Craft

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Looking at the image above, no doubt makes the kids will want to get crafting!

Find all you need here.

Thanks to Allison McDonald from No Time For Flash Cards.

Air Dry Clay Bugs

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Bring some amazing and satisfying crafty goodness into your life with this fun bug craft.

Inspiration by The Team at Hobby Craft from Hobby Craft

DIY Easy Tiger Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Kids

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Michelle from Crafty Morning steps you through the instructions and provides ideas for materials to make this very creative idea.

Purrfectly Cute Cat Craft

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Super fun to make and impress your friends and family with.

Follow the tutorial by Cathy James from Nurture Store

Easy Lion Mask Craft for Toddlers

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Enjoy creating this fabulous Lion Mask craft!

Thanks to the crafty talents of Danya from Danya Banya.

Rudolf Craft For Toddlers

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Fun times for kids making Ruldolf the red nose Reindeer.

Follow the instructions by Allison McDonald from No Time For Flash Cards

Create a Few Fun Climbing Critters

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Take a look at the fun Critter craft here.

Thanks to Amy from Make and Takes.

Forest Animals Cootie Catchers

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Andreja Vucajnk from Easy Peasy and Fun has some fabulous suggestions for this gorgeous Forest Animals craft.

Check out the complete guide.

Cupcake Liner Zebra Craft for Kids

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Find all the details for this fabulous Zebra craft.

Enjoy making your own version. Follow the instructions by Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things

Ladybird Pet Rocks

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The Team at Hobby Craft has all the details for this Ladybug idea.

Kids Bear Craft Using a Fork

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To create this wonderful craft Bear project.

Check out the complete guide by Michelle from Crafty Morning.

Leopard Craft

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This Leopard craft features some fun and simple ideas

Plenty of inspiration by Allison McDonald from No Time For Flash Cards.

Cupcake Liner Fox Craft

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Bet you can’t wait to get started making your own version of this crafty idea.

Follow the steps by Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things.

Paper Plate Zebra Craft

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Jackie from Happy Hooligans has this super fun craft to make.

The instructions are easy to follow and understand.

Paper Plate Rocking Elephant Craft For Kids

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Kids will be super excited to create this beautiful Paper Elephant craft.

All the details can be found in the post by Shikha from The Joy of Sharing

Be Brave!

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Fun and simple for kids to do!

Find the inspiration in the post by Allison McDonald from No Time For Flash Cards.

Leaf Hedgehogs

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Doing this project is a wonderful idea, and the results look fantastic!

Thanks to the creativity of The Team at Teachers Pet.

Cute Cupcake Liner Owl Craft

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Enjoy creating this crafty cupcake liner owl idea.

Follow the instructions by Katie from A Little Pinch of Perfect.

Clothespin Zebra Craft for Kids

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Amanda from Artsy Momma has a clear and simple to understand tutorial.

A project for kids that is easy and simple to do.

Paper Giraffes

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The Team at Krokotak steps you through the techniques used in this brilliant project. Take a look at the Paper Giraffes tutorial.

Milk Bottle Elephant

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A really wonderful idea using recycled materials. Plus the results look great!

To make it yourself, take a look at the instructions by Angela from There and back again…a mothers tale.

Grrribbit!

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A fabulous froggy craft idea!

Thanks to the creative mind of The Team at One Perfect Day.

Paper Plate Monkey

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Andreja Vucajnk from Easy Peasy and Fun makes this look very easy!
An expert at what she does.
Get the inspiration here.

DIY Kids Animal Necklace

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Some lovely ideas for a simple but effective craft.

Follow the step by step instructions that are easy to understand by Mari from Small for Big.

Adorable Finger Puppet Giraffe Craft

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Rachel from I Heart Crafty Things steps you through her crafty finger puppet idea.

Three Ways to Decorate Felt Animal Shapes

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Aisha Cluitt from Hobby Craft provides all the details for this crafty project.

A Paper Plate Whale

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This would make a wonderful handmade project.

Find all the materials and instructions in the complete guide by The Team at Krokotak.

Fantastic Mr Fox Mask

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Maggy Woodley from Red Ted Art has some excellent crafty ideas, which you should try out. Check out the guide.

Cardboard Tube Fox

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Find all the details for this fabulous fox craft project here.

Thanks to the creative talents of Kate from The Craft Train.

Quirky Fox Gift Box Craft

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Some more easy and amazing fox crafty goodness with the help of The Team at Pink Stripey Socks.

Cardboard Tube Zebra Craft

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Colleen from The OT Toolbox steps you through the requirements to make these very creative ideas.

Zoo, Zoo, Zoo Pal Masks

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What fun it will be to create your own version of this craft project.

With the expert assistance of Marie from Make and Takes

Hope the little crafters in your life enjoy some of the Animal Crafts in this roundup.

Do you have any crafty projects on the go at the moment? I’d like to see them!

Share them in the comments, or via our contact page.

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