These paper animals are such a cute craft project for kids to make!
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Paper folding accordion-style is a super easy way to make a fun and springy animal craft! It’s also a wonderful introduction to origami! You could either choose to make specific animals (one at a time, or perhaps farm animals), or just do a random selection like I did – and let the kids choose!
- Strips of thin card, approx 7-8″ long is good. A paper guillotine is REALLY handy for this task! I used brown, black, white, orange and pink paper.
- Animal heads – you can draw your own on card, or check out Clker.com and print out your own! Find the free printable in my Craftulate!
- Animal base – I cut out a load of circles from brown and black card using a 2″ paper punch
To make the animal, glue two strips of card together at the end, but so each strip faces in a different direction. Depending on the animal, the kids can choose whichever colour combination of card they like.
Fold the lower card over the top card, and repeat to form a concertina shape.
Glue the accordion to a base, and then glue on an animal head!
The girls had so much fun making these – that they each made a complete set of 12 animals!
Check out the video tutorial that I made for this craft! Download Here Free Template