Animal Plates

Animal Plates
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Who knew you could make your favorite zoo animals using paper plates and construction paper? Let your Preschool or Kindergarten kids unleash their creativity with this cute craft idea - making their favorite zoo animals come to life.

(This would also be a great craft for a Kindergarten or preschool class for a Month of March lesson - "March rolls in like a Lion and out like a Lamb.") The ideas are endless!

Difficulty: Easy


Paper plates

Marker or crayon

Construction paper



The Lion:

To make the Lion you will need to cut 8 paper strips first and then set aside. Have your kiddo draw the eyes and whiskers. Next you will curl the mane using a pencil or marker and wrap the paper around the pencil and then let go and it will stay in place. When all strips of paper are curled- glue the end of the strips using Elmers glue or any craft glue you may have on hand and let dry.

The Lamb:

For the Lamb, have your kiddo draw a face first- starting with the eyes and then mouth. When they have finished the face then it is time to cut the ears out. Cut two banana peel shapes and set aside. Use cotton balls or whatever you have on hand for the hair tuft and glue ears and hair using Elmers glue. Let dry and you are done! 


About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.