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African Animal Crafts and
Learning Activities for Kids

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating to African Animals: Giraffe, Lion, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Dung Beetle, and Meerkat Crafts

 

 

Folded Paper Giraffe Craft for Kids - Free Craft

Giraffe Paper Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (Heavy paper)

Scissors

Glue

Crayons or Markers

 

How to Make the Giraffe Craft:

folded paper giraffe craft diagram 1 www/daniellesplace.com1. Print out the Pattern. (Printing Problems?)

2. Color the giraffe and then cut it out.
Fold the giraffe in half from the tail end to head. With the giraffe still folded in half fold down the neck at both slanted lines both backward and forwards as shown in the picture.

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3. Unfold the giraffe and fold up the neck as shown in the picture.

4. Press down on the middle fold and up on the slanted fold to fold up the neck as show in the picture.

folded paper giraffe craft diagram 3 www.daniellesplace.com5. Crease the knobbed horns along the sides so they stick out. Glue on the ears. Glue the top of the head together just above the eyes. Glue on the tail and spread out the legs so the giraffe stands up.

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Felted Giraffe Craft

This cute little giraffe was made from wool roving (unspun wool) using a needle felting technique. Wool is wound into ball and tube shapes and then poked repeatedly with a felting needle to condense the wool and sculpt it into the desired shape.

You can find directions for this craft and more on the Felting Crafts Page.

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Foam Marshmallow Animals

Foam Marshmallow Animals - Use foam marshmallows, craft foam, and wooden dowels to make animals from www.daniellesplace.com

Foam marshmallows are great art media to make all kinds of animals and other creatures. Use wooden dowels or golf tees to make legs and tail. Provide other craft supplies to add details.

What you will need:

Foam Marshmallows

Wood Craft Dowels or Golf Tees

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun and glue sticks

Foam Sheets

Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Markers

Acrylic Paint

Pompoms, Yarn, Buttons, Cotton Balls, etc.

 

 

Foam Marshmallow Giraffe Craft

1. Glue two marshmallows together for the body.

2. Cut dowels to make five pieces that are 2 1/2" for the legs and tail, cut one dowel 3 1/2" for the neck and two pieces that are one inch for the horns.

sunday school giraffe craft for kids

3. Use a pointy stick or large needle to poke holes in the marshmallows for the legs, tail, neck and horns. Insert the dowels.

4. Cut ear shapes from yellow fun foam and glue them to the head as shown.

5. Paint the giraffe's body yellow and the inside of the ears red or pink. Use a brown or black marker to color in the spots and draw on the face.

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Foam Marshmallow Hippo Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Foam Marshmallows

Wooden dowel or yarn for the tail

Fun Foam

Glue

Magic markers

Paint

 

How to make:

1. Glue two marshmallows together to form the body. Cut the corner off of one marshmallow to form the head and glue it to the body as shown in the diagram to the right.

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2. Use the leg Pattern to cut four legs from fun foam. Fold Side A and B in together so they are overlapping each other about 1/4". Glue Side A to side B using a hot melt glue gun. Glue the legs to the body as shown. Use a pointy stick or large needle to poke holes in the marshmallows for the tail. Insert the dowel in the hole. (Printing Problems?)

3. Cut the ears from fun foam and glue to the head. Paint the hippo. Use a black marker to draw in the nose, eyes, and mouth.

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Foam Marshmallow Lion Craft

Foam Marshmallow Lion Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Foam Marshmallows

Wooden Dowels for the Legs and Tail

Glue

Magic Markers

One-inch Orange Pompoms

Orange Yarn

Paint

 

How to Make the Lion Craft:

1. Glue two marshmallows together to form the body. Glue one marshmallow on for the head as shown in the diagram.

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2. Cut dowels to make five pieces that are 2 1/2" for the legs and tail. Use a pointy stick or large needle to poke holes in the marshmallows for the legs and tail. Insert the dowels in the holes.

3. Paint the lion figure. Glue orange pompoms all the way around the lions head. Cut ear shapes from yellow fun foam and glue them to the head (optional).

4. Use a black marker to draw in the eyes, nose and mouth.

5. Cut 1 1/2" pieces of orange yarn and glue them to the end of the tail.

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Newspaper and Masking Tape African Animal Sculptures - Art Activity

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Giraffe Magnet or Pin Puzzle Piece Craft

Giraffe Magnet or Pin Puzzle Piece Craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Puzzle pieces, Blank Puzzles Pieces or Larger Puzzle Pieces, craft sticks, googly eyes, acrylic paint, permanent markers, magnet or pin, and glue.

What to do:

1. Use a puzzle piece for the head and half a craft stick for the neck. Paint them with acrylic paints or color them with permanent markers. Use a permanent marker to draw in the details. If you use markers that aren't permanent markers draw on the side that doesn't have the shiny coating. The markers will stick better without rubbing off.

2. Glue googly eyes to the head when the paint is dry and then glue the head to the craft stick.

3. Use a permanent marker to draw in the mouth.

4. Glue a pin or magnet to the back of the piece.

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Folded Paper Lion Craft for Kids

Paper Lion Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (Heavy paper)

Scissors

Glue

Crayons or markers


How to Make the Lion Craft:

1. You must be a member of Danielle's Place to access the Patterns for this craft.

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Folded Paper Rhinoceros Craft for Kids

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What you will need: Card stock (Heavy paper), scissors, glue, and crayons or markers.

How to make:

1. You must be a member of Danielle's Place to access the Patterns for this craft.

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Folded Paper Zebra Craft for Kids

sunday school folded  paper zebra craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Card stock (Heavy paper), scissors, glue, and crayons or markers.

How to make:

1. You must be a member of Danielle's Place to access the Patterns for this craft.

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Folded Paper African Elephant Craft for Kids

sunday school folded paper elephant bible craft www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need: Card stock (Heavy paper), scissors, glue, and crayons or markers.

How to make:

1. You must be a member of Danielle's Place to access the Patterns for this craft.

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No-Sew Sock Elephant Craft for Children

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This little elephant was made with two children's sock and rubber bands. For directions to this craft go to the Sock Crafts for Kids Page.

 

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Hippopotamus Cup Craft for Kids

Hippopotamus Cup Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

9-oz. purple paper cups or Styrofoam cups

Purple paint

Purple paper

White colored pencil, white paper with purple crayon or colored pencil,

Tape

Glue

 

How to Make the Hippopotamus Cup Craft:

1. Draw the hippo's legs, tail, and head on the purple paper or use white paper and color them purple. (A Pattern for this craft is available to members only.)

2. Cut out the hippo's parts and tape or glue them to the cup.

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Dung Beetle Craft for Kids

sunday school Dung Beetle bible verse Craft www.daniellesplace.com

Make a dung beetle from foam eggs. Go to the Bugs Craft Page for directions.

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Meerkat Paper Crafts

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Children will love setting up their own meerkat community. Go to the Meerkat Crafts and Learning Activities Page for the patterns and directions for this craft.

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