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!
Have you ever thought about the colors black and white? They make a classy combination in fashion, are the first colors a baby can see, and are indicative of yin and yang, or the duality of man’s nature. So much symbolism for two basic colors!
Well, it can’t be denied that black and white are a magical combination, and this is probably one of the reasons we’re so entranced by it, and everything resembling it – like zebras!
Zebras are just awesome, aren’t they? They belong to the same family as horses and donkeys and look so much like them but somehow, they’ve managed to escape domestication. Is it the black and white magic at work? Who knows!
Anyway, since 31st January is International Zebra Day, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about these amazing animals, especially since they’re on the verge of being endangered. So let’s learn more about the black and white magic in the wild, with some fun zebra crafts for kids!
10 Zazzy Zebra Crafts for Kids
Zebras aren’t domesticated, although many have tried. The zebras messed up all their trainer’s plans or simply ran away, and the rest is just wild history! I Heart Crafty Things joins in on the zebra craze with these cute finger puppets that are really easy to put together!
Zebras communicate with each other in some fun ways – one of them includes rotating their ears in different directions to communicate their mood! Have fun with your very own zebra by making one out of a recycled CD.
Did you know that every zebra’s stripes has a unique pattern? Yes, they’re just like snowflakes – no two are alike! Try out this project from Non Toy Gifts and challenge yourself to draw a different kind of pattern on each zebra.
They say that a tiger never changes his stripes, but a zebra doesn’t either! Since their stripes are unique, it turns out to be a way for zebras to identify each other. You can make your own zebra with colorful stripe with this fun craft from Arty Crafty Kids.
Zebras have some admirable qualities, they can walk long and hard till they achieve their goal of food and water, and they have strong survival instincts. Turn yourself into a zebra for a day with a fun zebra paper crown!
Did you know that a group of zebras is called a ‘dazzle’? This is because of the dazzling optical illusion that occurs when several zebras run together – it confuses predators! Check out this craft from Simple Everyday Mom to make your own dazzle of zebras.
Easy Peasy and Fun shows us how to make a standing zebra out of cardboard rolls – yes, it actually stands! That’s also how zebras sleep – standing and not lying down!
If you were to draw a zebra, what would you do? Pick up some white paper and draw black stripes on it, right? That’s what First Palette has done with black stripes on a white paper plate. However, a zebra is actually black, with white stripes on it!
One of the most popular zebras in popular culture is Marty from Madagascar, voiced by Christ Rock. Somehow, this zebra from I Heart Crafty Things reminds me a lot of Marty!
Have you seen a zebra’s tail? It also has those iconic black and white patterns on them and are a great way to shoo away the flies and other pests! The Inspiration Edit has a cute zebra craft, complete with a bushy tail!
The zebra is one of the most photographed animals in the wild, and it’s understandable why. It is also used in many representations of Africa or African wildlife. As you make these zebra crafts for kids, talk to them about zebras and the ways in which they’re similar to horses and how they’re different. It should open up many more interesting conversations!