You don’t have to live in Canada to make this beaver crafts for kids! Celebrate this adorable animal for International Beaver Day on 7th April.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a beaver? For some of us, it may remind us of of Canada. For others, it may remind us of those prominent, strong teeth, famous for dam-building activities!
Those teeth are probably the beaver’s most identifiable feature, and not surprisingly – they continue to grow for as long as the beaver lives! These teeth help the beaver build dams, which are crucial in maintaining the ecosystem and purifying the water. Bet you didn’t know that!
Since beavers are so useful to our environment, it’s only fair to learn more about this amazing animal, especially since 7th April is International Beaver Day. Here are 10 adorable beaver crafts for kids to make, have fun and learn in the process!
10 Adorable Beaver Crafts for Kids
You may have heard of making all kinds of things with Pringles cans, but did you know you can also make beavers out of them? Check out this project from My Creative Life that turns an empty can into a cute beaver!
Before you toss those old, scratched CDs, check out our easy beaver craft that kids can make. All you need is some brown felt and googly eyes. Add some twigs to show how hard the beaver is working!
Got a plain paper plate at home? DLTK shows you how to turn it into a beaver! This is a simple craft you can make with minimal supplies, and is the perfect accompaniment to learning about this animal.
Beavers spend time in the water as well as land, and they have transparent eyelids that help them see under water without water getting into their eyes. One Little Project has a cute and simple beaver craft that can be made with little more than colored craft paper.
Beavers can make some pretty big dams, and the largest dam is as big as 850 metres! Make your own beaver to simulate some dam building with the help of this paper bag craft from Moose Mischief.
ChucAnh’s Hobbies has a helpful video that shows us how to make a beaver out of Origami paper, and we love how detailed the little guy looks! Draw on large teeth for a more realistic effect.
Turn yourself into a little beaver with a cute printable beaver paper crown. Just download, print and assemble to fit your head and you’re done – start making your dam!
If you know someone who loves beavers or if you fancy having your own little beaver pet, try making this cute felt beaver craft from Mindy.
The best part about this project from The Inspiration Edit is that it works well for multiple seasons! The choice of critters and colors makes it a great Fall craft, while the use of wooden eggs make them suitable for Easter as well!
Besides the teeth, the beaver’s tails are also quite useful, by helping the beaver swim as well as acting as a balancing tool on land. Make a nice, large tail for this beaver from Creating Really Awesome Fun Things.
Aren’t beavers extraordinary animals? I’m sure you’ve learnt a few new things about beavers today – I certainly did! use these beaver crafts for kids when learning about rodents or when doing a lesson about Canada. In any case, you don’t really need a reason – any day’s a fine day to learn and make crafts about beavers!