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6 Adorable Pet Crafts for Kids

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These pet crafts each start with a triangle shape which lead to which then lead to dog crafts, cat crafts, fish crafts…you get the idea. Oh, did I mention that there is a guinea pig in this craft collection? As always, I will give you some ideas, but you can take if from there. Use your imagination and make it your own. If your cat is gray with white on his left ear, maybe your craft will look just like that. There are no limitations here. These pet DIYs should be as unique as you are.

To make the process a little easier, I have prepared some printable templates for you to use that can be traced. Each of these pet crafts has its own printable. But you can make these crafts without the printables if you choose too.

Let’s get this straight, these are not crafts for your dog…these are pet crafts for you to make that look like your dog (and cat, bird, fish…). If you do a search, there are crafts for your dog out there…maybe for another post? But I do know that you will enjoy these pet craft ideas.

As with every craft that we make here, the supplies are part of the master list that we use for every project. We do this to make your life easier and to make creating with your kids actually do-able. And we have now taken it a step further even so that you find even more time to craft with your kids. Take the “Get Your S#@! Together So You Can Craft with Your Kids” Challenge. Learn the 5 easy steps to organizing your kids’ craft supplies so that you are ready to craft with your kids.

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PET CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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Project 1: Fish in a Bowl Craft

PET CRAFTS FISH IN A BOWL
FISH IN A BOWL CRAFT

This first pet craft in our collection is the fish in a bowl craft, and it is the simplest…though not any less adorable. This would be perfect pet crafts for preschoolers. You could even just have the kids draw on their fish with crayons or markers instead of cutting it out. If you are working with preschoolers, you will want to have the triangle frames made in advance and have the fish pre-cut. Allow them to try to cut the triangle though, as this is age appropriate. Have extras on hand that are pre-cut that you can trade out for those that are still mastering using scissors for simple shapes. If you don’t want to take the time to wait for the paint to dry, try using paint sticks instead (though this is not a supply that is included in the master list of supplies that we use here).

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Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to attach 3 large popsicle sticks, forming a triangle frame
  • Set the triangle to the side and allow the glue to dry thoroughly

*This is a step that you may want to do the day before and let them sit overnight so that the glue dries completely. While you are at it, make lots of triangle frames so that you are ready to make as many little pet crafts as you want! (And, believe me, you are going to want to make them all and then some!)

Make a triangle frame
Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper and squeeze out some aqua paint
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle frame aqua and set it aside to allow the paint to dry
PET CRAFTS STEP 2

Step 3: Cut Out the Parts

  • While the triangle frame for your pet craft is drying, print the free template for tracing
  • Trace each part on the chosen color of paper and cut them out.

*If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to free-hand draw the parts of your fish in a bowl craft, then do it that way. You can use the picture here as a guide for what parts to make. Also, for the triangle, you can trace around the outside of the frame and then cut the paper triangle about 1/2″ smaller.

PET CRAFTS FISH IN A BOWL STEP 3

Step 4: Put Your Fish Craft Together

  • Now that you have all of the parts cut out and the paint is dry, glue it all together using your glue stick. First, glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame, and then add the other parts of your pet.
  • For a finishing touch to your pet crafts, use the markers to add some details, like bubbles in the water and fish gills.

Project 2: Dog Craft

PET CRAFTS DOG
DOG CRAFT

The second of our pet animal crafts is Bruno the dog. Though your dog can any name you want. Just add it to the tag on his/her collar. And, again, let me encourage you to make your dog craft look the way you want it to. Change the colors, the design, the shape of the ears…anything. This is your pet craft, and you should make it look how you want!

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Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to attach 3 large popsicle sticks, forming a triangle frame
  • Set the triangle to the side and allow the glue to dry thoroughly

*This is a step that you may want to do the day before and let them sit overnight so that the glue dries completely. While you are at it, make lots of triangle frames so that you are ready to make as many little pet crafts as you want! (And, believe me, you are going to want to make them all and then some!)

Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper and squeeze out some white paint
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle frame white and set it aside to allow the paint to dry
PET CRAFTS STEP 2
STEP 2
  • While the triangle frame for your pet craft is drying, print the free template for tracing
  • Trace each part on the chosen color of paper and cut them out.

*If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to free-hand draw the parts of your fish in a bowl craft, then do it that way. You can use the picture here as a guide for what parts to make. Also, for the triangle, you can trace around the outside of the frame and then cut the paper triangle about 1/2″ smaller.

PET CRAFTS DOG STEP 3
STEP 3

Step 4: Put Your Dog Craft Together

  • Now that you have all of the parts cut out and the paint is dry, glue it all together using your glue stick. First, glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame, and then add the other parts of your pet.
  • For a finishing touch to your pet crafts, use the markers to add details, like a name on the collar, a mouth, etc.

Project 3: Guinea Pig Craft

PET CRAFTS GUINEA PIG
GUINEA PIG CRAFT

This guinea pig craft is easily modified to be a hamster or gerbil. Just add more or less “fuzziness” to his little body. And be sure to choose colors that fit your pet too.

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Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to attach 3 large popsicle sticks, forming a triangle frame
  • Set the triangle to the side and allow the glue to dry thoroughly

*This is a step that you may want to do the day before and let them sit overnight so that the glue dries completely. While you are at it, make lots of triangle frames so that you are ready to make as many little pet crafts as you want! (And, believe me, you are going to want to make them all and then some!)

Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper and squeeze out some white paint
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle frame white and set it aside to allow the paint to dry
PET CRAFTS STEP 2
STEP 2
  • While the triangle frame for your pet craft is drying, print the free template for tracing
  • Trace each part on the chosen color of paper and cut them out.

*If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to free-hand draw the parts of your fish in a bowl craft, then do it that way. You can use the picture here as a guide for what parts to make. Also, for the triangle, you can trace around the outside of the frame and then cut the paper triangle about 1/2″ smaller.

PET CRAFTS GUINEA PIG STEP 3
STEP 3

Step 4: Put Your Guinea Pig Craft Together

  • Now that you have all of the parts cut out and the paint is dry, glue it all together using your glue stick. First, glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame, and then add the other parts of your pet.
  • For a finishing touch to your pet crafts, use the markers to add a mouth, eyebrows, etc.

Project 4: Cat Craft

PET CRAFTS CAT
Cat Craft

The fourth of our pet animal crafts is our little kitty craft. This one is a calico, and you will find the spots included in the printable template. But you can choose to have no spots, change up the color, add tiger stripes or whatever you want! This is your cat craft, make it your own.

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Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to attach 3 large popsicle sticks, forming a triangle frame
  • Set the triangle to the side and allow the glue to dry thoroughly

*This is a step that you may want to do the day before and let them sit overnight so that the glue dries completely. While you are at it, make lots of triangle frames so that you are ready to make as many little pet crafts as you want! (And, believe me, you are going to want to make them all and then some!)

Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper and squeeze out some white paint
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle frame white and set it aside to allow the paint to dry
PET CRAFTS STEP 2
  • While the triangle frame for your pet craft is drying, print the free template for tracing
  • Trace each part on the chosen color of paper and cut them out.

*If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to free-hand draw the parts of your fish in a bowl craft, then do it that way. You can use the picture here as a guide for what parts to make. Also, for the triangle, you can trace around the outside of the frame and then cut the paper triangle about 1/2″ smaller.

PET CRAFTS CAT STEP 3
STEP 3

Step 4: Put Your Cat Craft Together

  • Now that you have all of the parts cut out and the paint is dry, glue it all together using your glue stick. First, glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame, and then add the other parts of your pet.
  • For a finishing touch to your pet crafts, use the markers to add some details, like your cat’s name on the collar, whiskers, etc.

Project 5: Parrot Craft

PET CRAFTS PARROT
PARROT CRAFT

It was always a special treat to go to the local pet store and talk with the parrot. Seriously fascinating! Even though this parrot is yellow with green and aqua, parrots and exotic birds come in all kinds of colors. You may choose to make yours entirely white or go with a red body and yellow feathers on his head. Use your imagination and make this parrot craft your own.

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Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to attach 3 large popsicle sticks, forming a triangle frame
  • Set the triangle to the side and allow the glue to dry thoroughly

*This is a step that you may want to do the day before and let them sit overnight so that the glue dries completely. While you are at it, make lots of triangle frames so that you are ready to make as many little pet crafts as you want! (And, believe me, you are going to want to make them all and then some!)

Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper and squeeze out some yellow paint
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle frame yellow and set it aside to allow the paint to dry
PET CRAFTS STEP 2
  • While the triangle frame for your pet craft is drying, print the free template for tracing
  • Trace each part on the chosen color of paper and cut them out.

*If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to free-hand draw the parts of your fish in a bowl craft, then do it that way. You can use the picture here as a guide for what parts to make. Also, for the triangle, you can trace around the outside of the frame and then cut the paper triangle about 1/2″ smaller.

PET CRAFTS PARROT STEP 3
STEP 3

Step 4: Put Your Parrot Craft Together

  • Now that you have all of the parts cut out and the paint is dry, glue it all together using your glue stick. First, glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame, and then add the other parts of your pet.
  • *Take note on how you place the beak. If you put it on just right you can make an indentation where the bottom and top of the beak meet by placing it on the intersection of the popsicle sticks.
  • For a finishing touch to your pet crafts, use the markers to add some details, like lines around the eye, feathers, etc.

Project 6: Iguana Craft

PET CRAFTS IGUANA
IGUANA CRAFT

To be absolutely honest, I know nothing about lizards, iguanas or chameleons. I admire them from afar but much prefer my pets to be cuddly and furry. So, if you have a pet like this iguana craft, you will know much better how to add details that make him look like your sweet pet. I would love to see the finished product (email at hello@inthebagkidscrafts.com).

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Step 1: Make the Triangle

  • Use the Elmer’s glue to attach 3 large popsicle sticks, forming a triangle frame
  • Set the triangle to the side and allow the glue to dry thoroughly

*This is a step that you may want to do the day before and let them sit overnight so that the glue dries completely. While you are at it, make lots of triangle frames so that you are ready to make as many little pet crafts as you want! (And, believe me, you are going to want to make them all and then some!)

Make a triangle frame

Step 2: Paint

  • Place the triangle frame on the newspaper and squeeze out some green paint
  • Pinch the pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”
  • Paint the triangle frame green and set it aside to allow the paint to dry
PET CRAFTS STEP 2
  • While the triangle frame for your pet craft is drying, print the free template for tracing
  • Trace each part on the chosen color of paper and cut them out.

*If you do not have access to a printer or prefer to free-hand draw the parts of your fish in a bowl craft, then do it that way. You can use the picture here as a guide for what parts to make. Also, for the triangle, you can trace around the outside of the frame and then cut the paper triangle about 1/2″ smaller.

PET CRAFTS IGUANA STEP 3
STEP 3

Step 4: Put Your Iguana Craft Together

  • Now that you have all of the parts cut out and the paint is dry, glue it all together using your glue stick. First, glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame, and then add the other parts of your pet.
  • For a finishing touch to your pet crafts, use the markers to add some details, like scales, etc. You will also want to use the hole punch to make a circle out of black paper and glue it on for the iguana’s nostril.

Save these Pet Crafts for kids for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…

PET CRAFTS FOR KIDS
PET CRAFTS FOR KIDS

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