Easy Animal Craft for Kids

Looking for an easy craft for kids guaranteed to entertain during their summer break? We have the perfect solution. This simple animal craft for kids uses household and found objects for a fun twist on the typical paint day! Get your little one to use their imagination to create interesting shapes, textures and experiment with color combinations in crafting creatures that are true art! Here’s how!
Here’s what we created using these supplies but remember, this is your bear craft – create it any way you like! 

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Construction paper
  • Paint
  • Fork
  • Embellishments: ribbon, string and/or buttons
  • Googly Eyes

  1. Create Your Bear Shape: Using a fork, dip it lightly in your paint and work in a circle overlap your fork paint print to create a furry head shape.
  2. Add Details: We encourage you to use your imagination! You can use other found objects like sponges, bits of cloth, Q-tips or feathers to create different textures on your bear or make other animals.
  3. Embellish with Found Objects: Using whatever craft supplies you have or odds and ends – detail your bear with a ribbon bow or a bit of string as shown to give it 3-dimension. 
  4. Add Some Eyes: Give your bear a stare with some googly eyes. If you don’t have any – don’t fear! You can easily use white paper and a black pen or marker to create fun eyes.

Dont forget to send us pictures of your masterpiece for the chance to be featured on our Instagram page. We cant wait to see all your creations!

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