DIY Cardboard Animal Craft | Babysits

DIY Cardboard Animal Craft

We’ve partnered with Babysits (Australia’s babysitting community) to bring you this fun and creative recycled cardboard animals craft that will be sure to keep the kids entertained for a few hours.

There’s no need to pop to the shops for any extras; everything you’ll need for this craft you can find at home.

Materials needed:

  • Acrylic paint (crayons or textas could also do the trick!)
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

To get started, you’ll first want to loosely draw animals onto a piece of cardboard. There’s no need to be too picky here, but if your kids are younger it could be useful to draw the outlines for them and then have them colour the animals in once you’ve cut them out.

Once you’re happy with your animal outlines, you can go ahead and cut them out. To create a 3D effect and to keep the animals upright, we created ‘U’-shaped legs that could be inserted into slits cut into the body shapes.

  
Get painting! We used acrylic paint, but crayons or textas could do the trick too if you’d like to avoid the mess.


And now for the finishing touches! We used a thin-bristled brush to add the details to our cardboard animals and bring them to life. Kids can enjoy using their boundless creativity to add details to their animals. They might want to create their own type of imaginary animal! A blue alien elephant, perhaps?


Your kids will no doubt have a great time creating their own animals, and better yet, you’ll find a use for some of the cardboard you might have laying around the house!

Did you enjoy this craft? For more great DIY ideas, take a look at more of Babysits’ crafts for kids. 

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