35 Easy Pet Crafts for Kids
If you are looking for a fun way for your pet lovers to express themselves? Pet crafts for kids are a great place to begin.
While everyone may not be a dog person, there are so many other animals to love! Some you can keep at home and some you definitely can’t.
If you are looking for craft ideas with a pet or animal theme, the list below has a variety of ideas centered around all different kinds of animals.
Fun Animal Crafts
Animal and pet crafts are the perfect way to show our love for animals! Children will love getting to pick a craft based on what their favorite animal is.
Not everyone has the same pet. There are more animals to keep at home than just cats a dogs! This list of pet crafts for kids offers a variety of crafts centered around common household pets.
Toilet Paper Roll Frogs
A list of pet crafts for kids wouldn’t be complete without frogs. Frogs can make great pets if you are allergic to fur! These toilet paper roll frogs are perfect for the amphibian lovers.
Paper Plate Cat
This cat craft of simple and fast.
Fork Painted Black Cat
There are so many different items you can use as a paint brush! Forks are just one of them! The fork lets the black paint look a little more like fur!
Cat Head Paper Fan
Make this paper fan with your cat lovers to cool off on a hot day.
Hamsters are a great first pet! They can help show whether or not young ones are ready for larger animals. These handprint hamsters are perfect for those wanting to welcome a tiny animal into their home.
Rocking Bird Craft
While not as popular as dogs and cats, birds make great pets too!
Paper Plate Bird Craft
This paper plate craft is for the bird lovers.
Colorful Paper Plate Cat
Paper Plate Cat Clothespin Craft
Clothespins are such a fun material to use in crafts! They look like little legs on this black cat.
Dog Crafts for Kids
Dog lovers unite! If you’re learning about dog facts for kids, this is the perfect time to have fun with these dog crafts.
This list has a great variety of skill levels required. Needless to say, there is something for every kind of dog lover! Even the tiniest of hands will be able to do this without a ton of assistance.
Toilet Roll Dog
Looking for a cute way to use up some small cardboard tubes or toilet paper rolls? This toilet roll dog is adorable! A super simple craft that is perfect for kids of all ages.
Heart Dog Crafts
If you are looking for a little gift for Valentine’s Day or someone’s birthday, this heart dog is a great gift for dog lovers!
Paper Plate Googly Eyes Puppy
This adorable dog just uses googly eyes, paint, and a paper plate! It is inspired by the movie Secret Life of Pets. Whether or not you are watching or have seen the movie, this is an easy idea! You can make the same type of dog they do on the blog or use different color paint for something else!
Dog Headband Craft
These dog headbands are so much fun and perfect for pretend play! The blog has an easy-to-download template that you can receive in your email. Then, all you need is construction paper, scissors, glue, and tape! If you print the template on white paper, you can use markers or paint to make the dog the color that you want.
Little kids and older kids will love this one! Any age will love having this little balloon dog to take for pretend afternoon walks. Some balloon string, party streamers, and markers are all you will need for this one.
Toilet Roll Dalmatian
Many fun dog crafts use toilet rolls as the main material. And for good reason! It is great to get to make something old into something new. It is also great when you do not have to spend a lot of money on craft supplies! These little dogs are similar to a craft listed above, but different for those who prefer Dalmatians!
Paper Bag Puppy Puppet
This easy craft lets you make paper bag puppets that are perfect for pretend puppy play. This is one of the most simple crafts on this list. If you are looking for something that will not consume a ton of time, this is the craft for you.
Paper Chain Slinky Dog
Toy Story is a classic children’s movie. Kids of all ages (and all generations!) will love this slinky dog because of its tie to the Disney Pixar film! While this craft is modeled after the slinky dog from the movie, you could make any color dog that you like.
Farm Animal Crafts
While not technically what we think of as pets, farm animals live with humans too! This list includes a variety of crafts centered around several different types of popular farm animals.
Cow Paper Bag Puppet
Little hands will love creating this fun little puppet! While it is more detailed than the puppy paper bag puppet listed above, it is still simple. It comes with a cow template that you can have emailed to yourself and print out on whatever material you prefer!
Toilet Paper Roll Goat Craft
This craft project is perfect for all of the goat lovers! Toilet paper rolls can be made into nearly anything and this goat is proof of that. All you need are some googly eyes, cotton balls, a toilet roll, and some construction paper for this adorable billy goat and his beard!
Handprint Chicken Craft
A personalized chicken craft for all of the farm and chicken lovers out there. This one comes with an easy-to-use chicken template for you to print out and put together. This is an easy peasy personalized craft that family members will want to keep and commemorate!
Paper Plate Pig
Paper plate crafts are almost as easy as it gets. You can make nearly anything out of a paper plate! Googly eyes, pink paint, glue, and a black marker are all you need for this easy peasy craft!
Shredded Pig Craft
This is a creative take on the pig paper plate craft above! Instead of pink paint, this one uses shredded pink paper to make the pig head pink! If it is around Easter for you, pink Easter basket filler could be used as well!
Handprint Cow Craft
This is a great craft for those who love cows and those who are looking to make something a little more personal! This one is made entirely out of different colors of construction paper!
Paper Plate Hen
A great way to get creative juices flowing! Children can paint any color or pattern on to this paper plate hen that they like!
Paper Plate Pig
If you are looking for a pig craft that uses a template, look no further! This one uses a paper plate as the base. You paint it pink and then glue all of the template pieces on for the face! A great time for pig lovers!
This cow headband is easy to make and perfect for those looking for some pretend farm play!
Paper Plate Hatching Chicks
This craft is adorable and so creative! Making the hatching egg will help everyone improve their fine motor skills. Small hands might need a little assistance with putting the egg together, but all ages will love playing with this craft.
Zoo Animal Crafts
Could zoo animals technically be considered pets? Well, they don’t live in the wild and humans take care of them! So, these fun animal crafts are perfect for those that love animals with a little more ROAR!
Tiger Cardboard Tube
Another great toilet paper roll craft! You really can make anything out of this household item!
Paper Tiger Puppet
If you are looking for a fun Chinese New Year craft, this one is perfect! Its great even if you love tigers and are just wanting to make something tiger-themed! Red Ted Art has a video that shows how truly simple this craft is to make.
Handprint Lion Craft
A personalized zoo animal craft for those looking for a little individuality. Lions come in all shapes and sizes – just like hands!
Paper Plate Elephant
Is your favorite zoo animal an elephant? We don’t blame you! They are so intimidating and gentle at the same time! This paper plate elephant is fast and easy to make if you are looking for a quick craft.
Paper Plate Giraffe
If you have paper plates and are looking to paint, look no further! This craft lets the creator get a little messy with the yellow and brown paint!
Paper Plate Hippo Mask
Are your artists wanting to do an animal craft that they can play with after? This hippo mask is perfect for those wanting to put on a zoo animal show.
Cotton Ball Penguin
Penguins are such amazing animals! While they may not be as large as some of the zoo animals listed above, they are incredibly interesting and little minds love them! This cotton ball penguin will be a massive hit.
Follow up a cute penguin craft with these fun penguin facts for kids.
Polar Bear Handprint
Just like penguins, polar bears love cold weather! This handprint polar bear is perfect for those who love these white and furry zoo animals!
I hope your found this list of craft ideas perfect for both the youngest of hands and those that are growing up way too fast. Both younger and older kids will enjoy a pet themed craft on this list to create and love.
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