You’re sure to go ‘Awww’ on seeing these adorable Koala Crafts we’ve gathered for Australia Day on 26th January!
All of us love celebrations, and we’re always on the lookout for the next one, if you know anything about us here at Artsy Craftsy Mom! As soon as the New Year celebrations ended, we were getting ready for Sankranti, and now we’re all eagerly preparing for 26th January!
So what’s on 26th January, you ask? Well, for one, it’s India’s Republic Day, a day we celebrate all official Indian symbols and there are grand displays by the various arms of the military (during non-Covid times). However, 26th January is also Australia Day, which is another reason to celebrate!
Don’t you just love it when special events have their own, fun little collision? Especially when it’s two entirely different world cultures! Today, we’ve decided to focus on an adorable little symbol of Australia – the koala! Check out these cute koala crafts from around the world, perfect for little kids to learn more about the animal or the country.
10 Adorable Koala Crafts for Australia Day
This project from I Heart Crafty Things has got to be the simplest thing to make for Australia Day! All you need is some craft paper and newspaper, and you’re all set! Fun fact: the koala may look like a bear, but it isn’t one – it’s a marsupial, like the kangaroo!
You may remember the massive bushfires that hit Australia a year ago, which were particularly destructive to koalas. Several thousands of koalas were killed or hurt, and acres and acres of their habitat was lost. Discuss these facts with kids as you make a koala craft out of old CDs.
If you’d like to send someone a cute little ‘I’m thinking of you card’, it can’t get any cuter than this one from Simple Everyday Mom! We love the closed eyes on the koalas – probably because they can sleep for up to 18 hours a day!
Woo Jr has a project that’s perfect to try using different craft materials. This is a good project for little ones just venturing into crafting and helps them experiment with their own ideas as well.
Would you like to sleep 18 hours a day, eat a kg of food and look as cute as a button – all at the same time? We’d suggest turning into a koala then! Use this paper crown to become a cute koala, although we can’t guarantee your parents will let you ride on their backs!
Baby koalas are called ‘Joeys’, and they spend six months in their mother’s pouch after birth. Then they have the best time as they hang on their Mom’s back for another six months! Make this cute Mom and baby koala craft from Lotta Magazine.
Pretend play is always fun, and now you can pretend you’re a koala with these cute finger puppets from I Heart Crafty Things! This craft is super easy to put together and you’re sure to have hours of fun with it!
We know that as humans, our opposable thumbs are one of our greatest assets. Now what do you say about koalas, who have two opposable thumbs? Learn about more such fun facts as you make a cute TP roll koala craft from Red Ted Art.
Koalas in the Southern and Northern parts of Australia are different, probably since these parts have different weather conditions. Try making one of each type of koala, using the template from Simple Everyday Mom.
Aren’t koalas the cutest and most interesting animals ever? It’s sad that there are very few koalas left in the world, especially since much of their habitat got destroyed. Several organizations around the world are trying to fix this by preventing people from cutting down the koala’s home trees. The Australian Koala Foundation even lets you adopt a koala! If all of us could pitch in and raise awareness, we could save the koala from becoming extinct!