Create a keepsake of your wildlife explorations by making a wildlife calendar. This animal craft project is a great way to commemorate the animals you've met.
What You'll Need:
- Newspaper (optional)
- Paints or colored markers
- Drawing paper
- Colorful magazine pictures of nature scenes (optional)
- Poster board
- Hole punch
- Yarn or ribbon
How to make a wildlife calendar craft:
Step 1: If you are using paint, cover your work surface with newspaper.
Step 2: With paints or colored markers, make 12 colorful drawings of different wildlife scenes from your neighborhood -- for example, squirrels finding acorns, birds eating from feeders, etc. -- on 12 separate sheets of paper, making one scene per page.
If you don't like to draw or paint, you could cut out colorful magazine pictures of 12 different wildlife scenes.
Step 3: Measure and cut out 12 sheets of poster board that are twice the length of your pictures (all 12 should be the same size).
Step 4: Glue each drawing or picture to the top of a separate sheet of poster board. Draw a 1-month calendar on the bottom of each piece of poster board.
Step 5: Punch 2 holes in the center top of each piece of poster board, and tie all the pages together with a piece of yarn or ribbon.
An animal ABC book makes another great animal keepsake. Learn about this animal craft in the final section.