10+ Quick & Easy Zoo Craft Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

This post is full of quick & easy zoo craft ideas. You’ll find lots of fun animal crafts to make with your toddlers and preschoolers. This list includes everything from puppets to process art. You’re definitely going to want to check it out! 

We wrapped up our A to Zoo Animals preschool monthly theme not too long ago and I thought it’d be fun to share all of our awesome zoo craft ideas. 

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Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

Little kids love zoo animals and they love crafts too. Here’s a way to give them the best of both worlds! The little guy and I obviously had a blast creating each and every one of these and I’m willing to  bet that you’re little kids will too! 

What could be better than learning about animals and making them too? 

A is for Alligator Zoo Craft being held by a preschool-aged boy
A is for Alligator 

This paper plate alligator puppet is so cute and especially with a mouth that actually opens and closes. Talk about fun, right? 

B is for Bird Puppet Crafts being held by a preschooler
B is for Bird

I loved making this pair of feathered friends with the little guy. These bird puppets would be great for story time. 

C is for Camel Zoo Craft with fingers sprinkling sand on a paper letter C
C is for Camel

Process art is awesome for little kids because it encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills. And this camel project is of course no exception. 

Dolphin Zoo Craft with torn tissue paper and blue glitter
D is for Dolphin

I can’t even tell you how in love I am with this dolphin invitation to create. This one was a huge win around here and I’m sure that your little kids would be all about it too. 
Elephant Zoo Craft mask being held by a preschool-aged boy
E is for Elephant

Make this cool elephant mask with a unique twist. A party noisemaker for the trunk! 

F is for Fox Zoo Craft being held by a preschooler
F is for Fox

F is for fox or fun. Either way, you’re not going to want to miss out on this one.

preschooler comb painting on a tray to make G is for Gorilla Zoo Craft
G is for Gorilla

Use a comb to make a gorilla with “fur.” What an awesome sensory experience for your little kids! 

J is for Jellyfish Zoo Craft being held by a preschool-ages boy
J is for Jellyfish

J is for jellyfish and this was totally my favorite. The little guy and I had a blast creating the tentacles with ribbon. 

L is for Llama Zoo Craft being held by preschool boy
L is for Llama

Yarn for the win with this llama zoo craft. And we both loved the texture that it created too. 

Urchin Zoo Craft using painted toothpicks on white cardstock
U is for Urchin

Make a sea urchin with basic supplies that you probably already have. Toothpicks and paint are basically the only supplies that we used for this craft.

So many awesome zoo craft ideas, do you think? Don’t forget to share what you make with us in the Homeschooling Preschoolers Facebook group!  

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Science Lab theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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collage of zoo crafts with text: 10+ Awesome Zoo Crafts for Little Kids

More Preschool Zoo Crafts & Activities:

5 Tray Play Ideas + Why They’re So Important
A is for Alligator Activities
A is for Alligator Zoo Craft
B is for Bird Activities
B is for Bird Craft
C is for Camel Activities
C is for Camel Craft
D is for Dolphin Activities
D is for Dolphin Craft 
E is for Elephant Craft
The Process is Almost Always More Important Than The Product
F is for Fox Craft
G is for Gorilla Craft
J is for Jellyfish Craft
L is for Llama Craft
T is for Tiger Activities + Curriculum Design
U is for Urchin Craft