Animal Crafts

Wildlife Calendar Craft

Make a wildlife calendar.
Make a wildlife calendar.

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
  • Paintbrushes
  • Drawing paper
  • Colorful magazine pictures of nature scenes (optional)
  • Poster board
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • 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.

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