Jointed Zoo Animal

Running, kicking, leaping, playing animals! Madeleine made a tiger and a zebra. What's your favorite zoo or aquarium animal? An octopus with eight waving legs? A monkey, swinging high and low? An elephant waving its trunk? What will you make and bring to life?

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We chose nice, thick paper for the animals.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Madeleine wanted to make a zebra first, so she took a piece of white cardstock, and made a pattern on the paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Next, she turned the paper over, and drew a shape for the head, the legs, and an oval for the body, and cut those out.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    She used the hole punch for attaching the parts, and then fastened them on with the brads.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    The zebra must have a mane, so he was given one—along with a tail—made of yarn,

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    We had to make a tiger, too!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Done!

    What will your animal be?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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