It’s time to have some fun with 100+ Animal Crafts for Kids to celebrate World Animal Day! There are mammals, reptiles, birds, insects & more!
We’ve noticed how there are special observance days dedicated to specific animals, like World Lion Day or International Sloth Day. However, did you know that there’s also a day that’s all-encompassing, including all animals? Yes, it’s World Animal Day on 4th October!
The purpose of World Animal Day is to put the focus on animal rights across the world and raise awareness for animal welfare.
Usually, this day is celebrated in many different ways, including blessing animals at religious places. It’s quite a big deal at schools, where pamphlets are distributed and painting competitions are held. While we can’t have all that this year, we’ve still figured out how you can participate in World Animal Day – by making crafts!
Here is the ultimate list of animal crafts that you can make for World Animal Day, including all kinds of creatures, from reptiles to amphibians, from ocean animals to polar animals. There’s a lot to do, so gather your supplies and let’s get crafting!
100+ Animal Crafts for Kids to celebrate World Animal Day
Pets and Farm Animal Crafts for Kids
One of the first rhymes kids learn is Baa Baa Black Sheep, and that explains the immense popularity of sheep among kids of all ages! Of course, the fact that they’re all soft and woolly also makes them appealing, and you can celebrate these amazing animals with some sheep crafts.
One animal you’re sure to find in any farm across the world is a cow! Most homes in villages even have their own cows and calves, and they get the freshest milk! These cow crafts will help kids learn more about how useful this animal is in our lives.
Perfect for learning about life on the farm.
Oink, oink, these pig crafts are super cute and will be a huge hit with fans of Peppa Pig or Piglet from Winnie the Pooh. Most of these crafts are super easy and ideal for preschoolers to try.
Dogs may be the world’s most popular pet, but cats come in right after that, and we’ve got loads of cat videos as proof! Keep the videos aside for a while, and have fun with crafts an books instead!
Perfect for learning about pets or for Halloween.
Llamas are another version of camels, and that’s why they’re so easily domesticated! The internet has turned the llama into everyone’s favorite animal, and you can join the trend by making these llama crafts!
Perfect for learning about South America or herbivores.
If you’re stuck at home and aren’t moving much, try hopping like a bunny – it’ll tire you out quickly! Bunnies are quite popular with kids and they’ll enjoy making all of these cute bunny crafts!
Check out our Farm Themed File Folder Game
62 pages with printable templates. Learn about Farms & Farm Animal names using Puzzles, vocabulary cards, tracing, cutting, sorting activities
Check out the Farm Animals Paper Crown Bundle
Jungle or Wild Animal Crafts for Kids
You can’t talk about jungle animals without first mentioning the king of the jungle! Lion King fans will love making and playing with these lion crafts, and they’re quite easy for young kids too.
Perfect for learning about Africa or carnivorous animals.
Who’s the fastest animal on earth? We’re not cheating with the answer here – you know it already! The cheetah is a truly amazing animal, and you can learn more about it with the help of some simple crafts.
Perfect for learning about the cat family or animals in jungle habitats.
You know that there are elephants in India, but to know how big a deal it is, you need to witness a Ganesh Chathurthi festival! These elephant crafts won’t let you forget about what an incredible animal this is!
I may be wrong, but I think the movie Madagascar really put giraffes into focus, thanks to Melman! These long necked animals are the world’s tallest animals, and these crafts really celebrate this fact!
Perfect for learning about terrestrial animals, herbivores and animals of Africa.
While we’re talking about Madagascar, who can forget Gloria, the confident and fiesty hippo? We think hippos are among the world’s most underrated animals, and we’re going to fix that by making some crafts!
Perfect for learning about sub-Saharan Africa and animals that live on land and water.
If you’re wondering how awesome the panda is, just check out the official logo of the World Wildlife Fund, and you’ll know! After years of their numbers declining, things are finally improving, and we can celebrate with some panda crafts!
Hedgehogs may not be as fast as the Sonic character, but they are super cute! Unless you get pricked by one, of course! If you find these animals intriguing, learn more about them with these hedgehog crafts!
Get your cubs wild and excited with these terrific Tiger Crafts for Kids! Perfect for International Tiger Day, India’s Independence Day and wildlife lessons.
Let’s learn more about our black and white friends with these simple zebra crafts for kids! Perfect for International Zebra Day on 31st Jan!
Check out our Zoo Animals Paper Crown Bundle
Birds and Tree Animal Crafts for Kids
When you think of a playful animal, the first one that comes to mind is the monkey! Most of us have even referred to our kids as little monkeys, jumping from one spot to the other. Now you can have them sit down for a while, with these monkey crafts!
Perfect for Chinese New Year and for learning about arboreal animals.
You may have noticed the sloth becoming quite a trend these days, and maybe it’s because most of us envy the sloth’s slow paced, easy breezy lifestyle! So take some time out for yourself and your kids and get crafting!
Perfect for learning about woodland animals and South American wildlife.
Squirrels are so cute you’d want to hold them; unfortunately, they’re pretty fast for you too! You may not be able to catch a real squirrel, but you sure can have fun with squirrel crafts instead!
Perfect for learning about tree animals, animal habitats and the kinds of food animals eat.
Celebrated as Canada’s national animal, the beaver is quite an amazing animal, being able to build dams and make its environment suit itself, rather than the other way round! Learn more about this North American rodent with the help of some simple crafts.
Perfect for Canada Day or for learning about North American wildlife.
Bats may not be the most popular animals right now, but they’re still an important part of our ecosystem. With Halloween just around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to make some bat crafts!
Perfect for Halloween or for learning about different kinds of mammals.
Gobble, gobble – you hear that and you know we’re talking about turkeys! While they’re mostly referred to in terms of how they appear on the dining table, these large birds are quite impressive in themselves, as you can learn while making some crafts.
Perfect for Thanksgiving and for learning about flightless birds.
You can’t make bird crafts without including the gorgeous peacock! With a tail that goes to one and a half meters, this is truly one regal creature that makes its appearance around residential areas too. It’s only natural that you’d want to make some crafts that are just as pretty!
Flamingos are everywhere these days – on clothes, accessories, stationery and home decor. Let’s face it, you can’t ignore this bright pink, elegant looking bird anymore! So let’s join in the fun with some pink flamingo crafts.
Perfect for learning about North American and South American wildlife.
Insects, Reptiles, and Rodents
You wouldn’t want a rat in any corner of your home, but these rats are different! These cute little guys are sure to be welcome anywhere, particularly in your kid’s rooms!
Perfect for Chinese New Year or for learning about rodents.
Slimy and slithery, snakes don’t exactly make the best pets, but they are quite intriguing creatures! There are a lot of amazing facts to learn about snakes, which becomes more fun when you do some crafts on the side!
Perfect for learning about reptiles and creatures that live underground.
Who doesn’t love butterflies? They’re so delicate and pretty and are a symbol of hope – things will get better. These are messages that are more important now than ever before, and these butterfly crafts are great for this purpose.
Perfect for learning about life cycles, insects and for spring.
Bees always make us feel cheerful, except when they’re too close and you’re at risk of being stung! The role of bees in our ecosystem has become an important topic these days, so let’s do our bit to spread awareness by making and sharing crafts.
Perfect for spring and when learning about insects.
Ocean Animal Crafts for Kids
Whether you’ve seen Jaws or not, sharks are certainly scary! But they are impressive creatures too, and I feel there’s a lot we have to learn about them. Kick off your learning journey by reading up on sharks and of course, making crafts!
Perfect for learning about ocean creatures and predators.
Elephants may be the largest mammals on land, but the blue whale is the largest mammal on the planet! As if that wasn’t awesome enough, there are lots of other cool facts to learn about whales. So make some crafts and let’s get ready to learn!
Perfect to learn about mammals and endangered animals.
Octopuses are such fun creatures, aren’t they? I mean, they’ve got eight arms! What would you do if you had so many arms? Would it be helpful or a hindrance? Ponder on these questions as you make some fun octopus crafts.
Dolphins are probably the friendliest creatures out there, which explains why they’re such big hits at water parks and aquariums. They even have such a fun-sounding squeal! Have fun with your very own dolphins by making these crafts!
Perfect for learning about underwater life and human-animal relationships.
Turtles were recently in the news as a huge number of them were discovered on the shores of Odisha in India, as humans retreated inside their homes. Learn more about these shelled wonders with the help of our turtle crafts.
Perfect for learning about reptiles and ocean animals.
Animal in Cold Regions
The polar bear isn’t your average teddy bear, and we’re not talking only about color. In fact, that white color is actually reflected off the snow around it! Polar bear numbers are far decreasing since their habitat is decreasing. Let’s educate ourselves about the polar bear by doing some crafts on the side.
Perfect for learning about the Arctic region, endangered species or carnivores.
From the Arctic, we move to the Antarctic, where we find – penguins! These cute little flightless birds are the subject of many movies and cartoons, and they’re quite popular with the kids. Which is why they’ll enjoy making and playing with these crafts.
Perfect for learning about Antarctica, global warming or flightless birds.
Ebook – A-Z Alphabet Animal Craft eBook + 30 Printable Templates Included
The 26 animal crafts are compiled in one easy-to-read A-Z format. Like all my posts, the ebook has easy step-by-step instructions with plenty of pictures to help make learning simple. The crafts are included with fun tips, a supply list, suggested alternate materials, and a Printable template for each Animal.
Whew, that’s a lot of crafts! We’ll be updating this list constantly, so be sure to check back.
Now ask your child what his or her favorite animal is, and go ahead and make some fun animal crafts! Bookmark this page so that you can come back to it whenever your child learns about mammals, habitats or anything related to the animal world!