Science Activities for Kids

Animal Combos Activity

What fun animal combos can you come up with?
What fun animal combos can you come up with?
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Try this animal combos activity and mix-and-match animal features and colors to draw the most unusual zoo in the world. If you love drawing animals and easy crafts, you'll love this activity!

What You'll Need:

  • Old magazines or books
  • Tracing paper
  • Black felt-tip pen
  • Drawing paper
  • Colored pencils

Find pictures of two different animals that are about the same size. Place a piece of tracing paper over one animal, such as a giraffe, and use a black felt-tip pen to trace the head and neck.

Then place the tracing paper over the other animal -- perhaps a fox -- and trace the body and legs. You've just created a giraffox! Place a sheet of drawing paper over your tracing paper, and trace the giraffox.

Using colored pencils, give your giraffox a wild coat. Add feathers, fur, horns, or tails of other creatures to make your animal look even more different. Use this drawing technique to create all kinds of original animals.

Think of combinations to make the most ferocious, the fastest or the most colorful creature.

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