Crafty Animal Projects for Kids

Crafty Animals Project

Try the Crafty Animals Project for kids.
Try the Crafty Animals Project for kids.
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The soft and cuddly animals in this crafty animals project will never run away from home.

What You'll Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Yarn
  • Paper scraps

It's hard to believe you can turn cardboard and scrap yarn into fun animals, but it's true.How to make crafty animals: Step 1: Cut three strips of scrap cardboard; make two the same length and the other about two inches longer. The longest strip will be the body, neck, and head of the animal. The other strips will be the animal's legs. Step 2: Make a bend in the longer piece of cardboard, about 1/4 of the way down from an end; make another bend another 1/4 of the way down from the first bend. This is the head and neck of the animal. Your animal should look a bit like a backward Z.Step 3: Bend the shorter two pieces in half. Fold one over the "shoulders" of the animal, just behind the neck, and the other at the opposite end or "bottom" of the animal. (You'll need to re-bend the legs so they lay flat on top of the animal's body.) Glue the legs in place. Step 4: Wrap your animal's body with yarn. Work your way down the body, circling it again and again with soft, fluffy yarn, passing over the legs at first. Once the body is covered, slowly work your way back to the legs and start wrapping those pieces of cardboard until they are covered and plump. Work your way back up to the belly of the animal, and tie off the loose end of yarn.

Step 5: Glue on scraps of yarn for ears, a mane, and a tail. Use bits of paper to add animal eyes and other features.

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