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

 

Aardvark Paper Craft and Learning Activity

Aardvark Paper Plate Craft and Learning Activity from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Regular-sized Paper Plates

Snack-sized Paper Plates

Cardstock (Heavy Paper)

Stapler

Low Temp. Glue Gun

Scissors

Paper Lunch Bag

Pink Paper for the Tongue

Colored Pencils

 

How to Make:

1. To make the body fold a large paper plate in half and cut on the fold. Color the paper plate halves and then glue the paper plates together.

2. To make the head of the aardvark roll a snack-sized paper plate into a cone shape and staple it together. Cut the ear shapes from the wider end of the cone. Color the head. (A printable head pattern is available to members and as an instant download.)

3. Cut a tail and legs from cardstock. (A pattern for the tail and legs are available to members and as an instant download.)

4. Glue the legs, tail and head to the body paper plate shape as shown in the picture.

5. Cut a long strip from the pink paper to make the tongue and glue it to the inside of the mouth.

5. To make the anthill cut 4 1/2" from the top of a paper lunch bag and fold down the top of the bag to cover the bottom of the bag as shown in the picture.

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Aardvark Learning Activities

Use the aardvaks and anthill to play educational games such as letter and number review games. Write the ABCs and number on pictures of ants and place them in the anthill. Place double-sided piece of tape on the tongue. Have children try to get an ant out of the anthill by placing the tongue in the bag and trying to get the ant pictures to stick to the tape. When a child has retreived an ant picture, have him read what is on the pictures. You can also play an addition game by having them add up number on two or more ants.

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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:

1. 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.

5. 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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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

 

Giraffe Marshmallow Craft for Kids

 

1. Glue two Foam 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.

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

Hippo Craft made with foam Marshmallows from www.daniellesplace.com

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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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

Ccrylic paint

Permanent Markers

Magnet or Pin

Tacky 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

Folded Paper Rhino Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (Heavy paper)

Scissors

Glue

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

 

Zebra Folded Paper Craft for children

What you will need:

Card stock (Heavy paper)

Scissors

Glue

Crayons or markers

How to make:

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

2. Color and cut out the pattern and fold it in half.

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Folded Paper African Elephant Craft for Kids

Elephant Folded Paper Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (Heavy paper)

Scissors

Glue

Crayons or markers

How to make:

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

2. Have your children color the elepant, cut it out, and fold it in half.

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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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