Animal Crafts

Children love animals and animal crafts. We have a very large and growing collection of animal crafts here at Activity Village from handprints and paper plates to puppets and sewing soft toys, there is something suitable for all ages.

We have too many to list individually so scroll down to browse by category or search our Animals A-Z.

Animal Crafts - A to Z

Animal A-Z

Animals A-Z

Animal Crafts - Categories

African Animal Crafts
African Animal Crafts

Australian Animal Crafts
Australian Animal Crafts

British Wildlife Crafts
British Wildlife Crafts

Farm Animal Crafts
Farm Animal Crafts

Minibeast Crafts
Minibeast Crafts

Pet Animal Crafts
Pet Animal Crafts

Sea Creature Crafts
Sea Creature Crafts

Bunny Mask

Bunny Mask

This Bunny Mask is reminiscent of Bugs Bunny - but also makes a perfect craft and mask for Easter.

Bunny Mask

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Use a paper plate and some craft cupboard bits and pieces to make a cute bunny mask - perfect for Easter!

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Cat Mask Craft

Cat Mask Craft

Isn't this cat mask gorgeous? Very straightforward to make, it involves painting, cutting and sticking - so it will keep the kids busy for a while and they will love every minute! Just make sure they don't put the mask on before it is absolutely dry...

Cat Statue Craft

Cat Statue Craft

Try our cat statue craft for a study of Ancient Egypt (Egyptians worshipped cats and sometimes mummified a pharaoh's cats to be buried with him

Cup and Ball Bunny

Cup and Ball Bunny

Our cup and ball bunny is so cute and very quick for kids of all ages to make as an Easter craft, or possibly for a farm theme. If you use a white cup and ball it won't even need painting, so it could be made in mess-free environments, too!

Cup and Ball Cow

Cup and Ball Cow

All you need is a polystyrene ball and a paper cup, some paints and scraps of craft foam - and the kids can put together this gorgeous cow. I can see a whole "field" of them on display!

Cup and Ball Pig

Cup and Ball Pig

If you can dig out a paper cup and a polystyrene ball as well as some simple craft cupboard supplies, the kids will be able to assemble this cheerful paper cup pigs for themselves!

Dala Horse Craft

Dala Horse Craft

Dala horses (or Dalecarlian horses) are carved and painted wooden horses originating in the Swedish province of Dalarna. Originally made as toys for children, they are now a recognised symbol of Sweden. Have a go at making your own with this lovely Dala horse craft!

Dog Mobile

Dog Mobile

Print, cut out, glue and hang this very cute dog mobile - there are 6 different pooches to entertain you as they drift in the breeze!

Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

This simple craft is fun for kids of all ages. You can use the Easter Bunnies to decorate your house or classroom, as large puppets (attach a wooden spoon to the back with strong sticky tape), or as masks.

Easter bunny printable

Easter Bunny Printable

Print out this cute little Easter bunny, cut him out carefully, fold him and stand him up on display in the home or classroom! Available pre-coloured for an extra quick activity, or in black and white for the kids to colour in themselves.

Felt Pig Bookmark

Felt Pig Bookmark

This lovely little felt pig bookmark is perfect for a present or for kids to tuck inside their own reading book. We've provided printable templates and instructions to make it perfect for a group activity. Simple sewing needed!

Felt Rabbit Craft

Felt Rabbit Craft

Have a go at our felt rabbit craft - it's fun to make and fun to cuddle! Practise easy stitches including running stitch and blanket stitch to make this rabbit toy. Of course it is perfect for EasterĀ as well as Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.

Felt Scottie Dog Softie

Felt Scottie Dog Softie

This softie sewing project is a lovely one for a beginner. You can vary the size of your Scotties. Blow up our template and cut out a really large one to make a cushion, use a tiny Scottie to hang on a keychain, or something in between!

Felt Toy Cat

Felt Toy Cat

Who could resist this little Halloween cat? Make a collection of Halloween felt toys to keep him company!

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Footprint horse craft for kids

Footprint Horse

Little kids can have some fun drawing around feet, cutting out the shape, sticking it and ending up with this fabulous footprint horse!

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Goldfish Kite Craft

Goldfish Kite Craft

We didn't intend this goldfish kite craft to fly - but the kids will have fun putting it together and it looks spectacular in a Chinese New Year display!

Guest Post - Simple Animal Crafts

Guest Post - Simple Animal Crafts

As part of our home education work we have been looking at rainforest animals, and my daughter is preparing a project on big cats and their habitats.

Handprint Goldfish

Handprint Goldfish

Quick, easy and fun for little kids, this handprint goldfish nevertheless looks effective on display! Of course you could make a whole school of fish this way for an underwater scene, too.

Handprint Horse

Handprint Horse

Here's a fun handprint painting horse that younger children will enjoy. Why not paint a whole herd!

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Hobby Horse Bookmark

Hobby Horse Bookmark

This quick and easy hobby horse bookmarks makes a super craft for a Victorian toy theme, any horse or farm theme, or of course for the Year of the Horse or children born in that year.

Horse Finger Puppet

Horse Finger Puppet

This lovely horse finger puppet is a good craft for older children as it requires some sewing skills and the parts are reasonably small. The finished puppet is lovely!

Horse Mask Craft

Horse Mask Craft

Making this horse mask involves all sorts of crafty activities that younger children will enjoy - painting paper plates, cutting, sticking, and of course wearing the mask at the end!

Lolly Stick Stable

Lolly Stick Stable

Whether for a farmyard project, or a home-made Nativity scene, this simple lolly stick stable takes a bit of patience to make but is well worth the effort.

Paper Bag Rabbit Craft

Paper Bag Rabbit Craft

Here's a fun paper bag rabbit craft to try with the kids. We think our rabbit has loads of character! And he's fun to make for all ages, great for Easter or Chinese Year of the Rabbit.

Paper Plate Goldfish

Paper Plate Goldfish

Our paper plate goldfish is a quick and easy craft to do with younger children and a school of them makes a lovely display at any time of year - but they might be particularly appropriate for Chinese New Year or your China topic.

Paper Plate Goldfish Bowl

Paper Plate Goldfish Bowl

This super paper plate goldfish bowl looks great displayed on the noticeboard - or fridge! The 3D effect is particularly fun for kids.

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Paper Plate Horse

Paper Plate Horse

Paper plate crafts are always popular, but we must warn you that this paper plate horse is slightly trickier than most of the paper plate crafts at Activity Village! Younger children will need help drawing and cutting the head and leg shapes, and perhaps with some of the sticking too.

Paper Plate Pig

Paper Plate Pig

This paper plate pig is fun for the kids to make and looks great on display. You will need to divert children's attention while the pink paint dries, or perhaps paint the plates in advance.

Paper Plate Rabbit Craft

Paper Plate Rabbit Craft

Here's a fun paper plate rabbit craft to make with the children, fun for younger kids at Easter or Chinese New Year 2011 (Year of the Rabbit).

Paper Plate Wombat

Paper Plate Wombat

Kids can have some fun painting paper plates, cutting out shapes and gluing them together to make this cute paper plate wombat!

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Pig Bookmark

Pig Bookmark

This little bookmark is very quick for the kids to make, using simple craft cupboard supplies. But who wouldn't like this pig bookmarks sticking out of the top of their reading book!

Pig Finger Puppet Craft

Pig Finger Puppet Craft

This felt pig finger puppet is such a lovely little craft for beginning "sewists" and it makes a perfect group craft, especially if you print out our template (which includes simple instructions) for each child.

Pig Mask Craft

Pig Mask Craft

This lovely pig mask is simple and fun for the kids to make - and then to wear! Why not team it with our wolf mask craft and play at The Three Little Pigs?

Pig Treat Tube

Pig Treat Tube

This pink treat tube would be a fun activity for children to make at a farmyard themed party. While the children play you could fill them up with sweets and then close them ready for them to take home at the end of the day.

Polystyrene Egg Bunny

Polystyrene Egg Bunny

This Polystyrene Egg Bunny is a perfect craft for Easter and makes a great table decoration that the kids will be really proud of!

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Pompom Pig

Pompom Pig

This little pompom pig was a huge hit with our craft testers, but he didn't want to stand upright for his photo! Older children could make their own pompoms in three different sizes.

Rabbit Ears Craft

Rabbit Ears Craft

Pretend to be the Easter bunny with this rabbit ears craft for kids! You'll be hopping around delivering Easter eggs in no time.

Rocking Rabbit Craft

Rocking Rabbit Craft

This rocking rabbit craft for kids is so quick and easy to do, and really lovely to display! Make for Easter or perhaps for Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.

Scottie Dog Mobile

Scottie Dog Mobile

Cheer up your outlook with a collection of cheerful tartan Scottie dogs! Using a paper plate for the "mobile" element of our Scottie dog mobile made this a quick and easy way to display our collection of Scotties.

Toilet Roll Pig

Toilet Roll Pig

Our toilet roll animal crafts are really popular with children, so why not have a go at this lovely pig and add him to your farm display or menagerie! You will need a few simple craft supplies but he is quick and easy to do.

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Toilet Roll Wombat

Here's an original way to turn a toilet roll into a wombat! It can be a little fiddly so an adult will need to help younger children, but I'm sure you'll agree that the result is worth it.

Wombat Mask Craft

Wombat Mask Craft

Kids can have fun making this simple wombat mask - and then wearing it!

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Wooden Spoon Pig

Wooden Spoon Pig

Wooden spoon crafts are always popular with children - and this wooden spoon pig has the added advantage of working very well as a puppet! Make three and use them to act out The Three Little Pigs, perhaps?

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