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3 Dimensional animal crafts

Monkey

Materials needed :

  • Toilet roll
  • brown, white and black paper
  • crepe paper
  • scissors
  • glue

Let’s get to work:

  1. Wrap a piece of brown paper around the toilet roll, cut it to the exact size and glue the paper to the toilet roll.
  2. Make a ball of paper and wrap brown crepe paper around the ball. This will be the head of the monkey. Glue the head to the toilet roll.
  3. Cut eight long strips of paper and make “witches’ ladders” for arms en legs (seehttp://home.tiscali.nl/gerard.paula/origami/knotology.html#muizentrapje) . Glue them to the toilet roll.
  4. Create ears, eyes and a snout.
  5. Attach a piece of string to the monkey and let it dangle from the ceiling.

Giraffe (difficult)

Materials needed :

  • 5 toilet rolls
  • 1tube of a large paper towel roll
  • an empty (tissue) box
  • yellow and brown paint
  • paintbrushes
  • brown and yellow paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. The children paint everything yellow first, then they’ll add the brown spots.
  2. After everything has dried, we can put the giraffe together. Use strong glue otherwise the giraffe won’t hold together. Start with the tissue box and legs. Then turn the box so the giraffe stands on his four feet. Then, cut a hole in the face toilet roll to make it fit on the the larger tube. Glue the two pieces together. Finally, glue the neck on top of the empty (tissue) box.
  3. For the finishing touch, make ears, eyes and a tail.

Giraffe (easy)

Materials needed :

  • 1tube of a large paper towel roll
  • paintbrushes
  • yellow and brown paint or
  • yellow and brown paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. The children paint everything yellow first, then they’ll add the brown spots. As an alternative you can use paper instead of paint.
  2. Cut the tube as shown on the picture.
  3. Let the children cut eyes and ears and let them add the spots.

Snake

Materials needed :

  • several toilet rolls (depending on how long the snake will be)
  • green, red, white and black paper or paint
  • crepe paper (green)
  • a piece of string
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. Cover all the toilet rolls with green paper. Make spots with paint or a different colour green.
  2. Make a ball of paper for the head and cover it with crepe paper.
  3. Glue the head to one of the toilet rolls.
  4. Make a tongue and eyes.
  5. Make holes in the toilet rolls and put them together with a piece of string.

Lion

Materials needed :

  • 5 toilet rolls
  • 2 round beer mats
  • an empty (tissue) box
  • yellow paint
  • paintbrushes
  • brown and yellow paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. Attach one toilet roll to two beer mats for the head with a stapler
  2. Let the children paint everything yellow
  3. After everything has dried, we can put the lion together. Use strong glue otherwise the lion won’t hold together. Start with the empty (tissue) box and legs. Then turn the box so the lion stands on his four feet. Glue the head to the body.
  4. For the finishing touch, make manes, ears, eyes and a tail.

Panda bear

Materials needed :

  • 2 toilet rolls
  • 1 small box
  • an empty (tissue) box
  • black and white paint
  • paintbrushes
  • black paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. Let the children cut the toilet rolls in half. Now we have the four legs needed.
  2. Then they’ll paint everything black and white.
  3. After everything has dried you can glue everything together.
  4. Finish the project by making ears and eyes.

Penguin

Materials needed :

  • an empty (pringles) tube
  • black, white and orange paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. Cover the whole tube with black paper.
  2. Then, cut a small piece of white paper to create the belly.
  3. Cut long black pieces of paper to make wings.
  4. Finish the project by making a beak and eyes.

Elephant

Materials needed :

  • 4 toilet rolls
  • a small box for the head
  • paintbrushes
  • an empty (tissue) box
  • grey paint
  • grey, red, black and white paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. Let the children paint everything grey first.
  2. After everything has dried, we can put the elephant together. Use strong glue otherwise the elephant won’t hold together. Start with the empty (tissue) box and legs. Then turn the box so the elephant stands on his four feet. Then glue the head to the tissue box.
  3. Make big ears, and a trunk from a “witches’ ladder”. Also add tusks, eyes, a mouth and a tail.

Turtle

Materials needed :

  • an egg box
  • a green piece of carton in a circular shape, (about 20 centimeters, 8 inch diameter)
  • green and brown paint
  • paintbrushes
  • white and black paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Let’s get to work:

  1. Cut the egg box in pieces, for every leg you’ll need two shells from the egg box. The head will be made out of three shells from the egg box.
  2. Let the children paint everything green first, then they’ll add the brown spots.
  3. After everything has dried, we can put the turtle together. Use strong glue otherwise the turtle won’t hold together. Start by turning the turtle’s shell upside down and glue the legs on the inside of the turtle’s shell. Do the same with the head but make sure the head sticks out more than the legs.
  4. Finish the project by making eyes and a tail.

Crafts on paper

Parrot

Materials needed :

Let’s get to work:

  1. Let the children paint the parrot.
  2. After the parrot has dried they will choose 5 coloured feathers. Then can also use feathers they have found themselves.
  3. With a prick pen let them make holes around the tail area.
  4. Then they’ll stick the feathers through the holes and fasten them with tape on the other side of the paper.

Monkey

Materials needed :

  • different colours of brown paper
  • Template of a monkeys face
  • glue

Let’s get to work:

  1. Let the children tear brown paper into small pieces.
  2. They will use different colours.
  3. Then they’ll stick the pieces on the template making sure to separate the different colours of brown.
  4. Make eyes and a snout to finish the project.

Giraffe

Materials needed :

  • template of giraffe (download page)
  • brown paper or paint
  • glue or paintbrushes.

Let’s get to work:

  1. The children will use brown paint to give the giraffe spots, or
  2. The children will use brown paper and tear it into small pieces. Then they’ll glue the pieces on the template to give the giraffe spots.

 

Zebra

Materials needed :

  • template of zebra (download page)
  • black paint
  • paintbrushes

Let’s get to work:

  1. The zebra is only half finished, the children will use their own creativity to finish the zebra.
  2. To make the project more colourful, they can also paint the environment of the zebra.

 

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