2 Animal Kids Crafts

by Lynn Lilly, Jul 21 2022

Celebrate #NationalWalkonTheWildSideDay (April 12) with me! I am sharing 2 wild animal crafts on the Crayola Facebook Page. We are flying high with a colorful paper plate parrot craft and chomping alligator toy! 

All the Crayola supplies I am using in today's crafts can be found on Crayola.com

Kids Animal Crafts

Project 1: Paper Plate Parrot


  • Paper Plate
  • Crayola Red Spill Proof Washable Paint & Brush
  • Crayola Bright Pop Cardstock Pad
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Washable Liquid Glue
  • Googley Eye
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Paper Plate Parrot Kids Craft


  1. Flip the paper plate bottom side up. Use the paint brush to wet the spill proof washable paint pot. Paint the entire bottom of the plate and let it dry. 
  2. While the plate is dry, cut out beak and claws out of black construction paper. 
  3. Cut out an assortment of tail feathers from different colors of construction paper and Bright Pop Cardstock. 
  4. Cut out tear drop shaped feathers for the wing. 
  5. Cut out a circle for the parrot's head. 
  6. Cut smaller feathers for the head feathers
  7. Glue the feathers to the top of the head. 
  8. Glue the beak to the head. 
  9. Glue a googley eye on the head.
  10. Once the plate is dry fold it in half. 
  11. Glue the head to the inside top. 
  12. Glue the claws to the inside of the plate at the bottom. 
  13. Use the liquid glue to glue the plate shut. 
  14. Glue tail feather on the back. 
  15. Glue the wing feathers on the center of the body. 
  16. Add belly fur by cutting out white and black construction paper and glue to the plate. 

This colorful parrot is a fun for all ages. Your kiddos can get creative with the colors and patterns of paper. 

Paper Plate Parrot Kids Craft

Project 2: Chomping Alligator


  • Clothes Pin
  • Crayola Washable Brush Markers
  • Crayola Washable Glue Stick
  • 2 Googley Eyes
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Red Construction Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissor

Clothespin Alligator Kids Crafts


  1. Use a green brush maker to paint the entire clothes pin green. 
  2. Cut out 4 alligator legs and a tail. 
  3. Glue the legs and the tail to the bottom. 
  4. Glue 2 googley eyes to the top. 
  5. Cut out a red tongue and glue that into the opening of the clothes pin.
  6. Cut a piece of green construction paper the length and width of the clothes pin. 
  7. Accordion fold the strip of paper and unfold. Glue the beginning and the end to the top of the clothespin to make a bumpy gator back. 

Have some fun and play pick up with the chomping gator. My daughter Lily loved this craft! 

Have fun walking on the wild side little animals! 

Lynn :) 


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