This crocodile craft is not only super simple to make but is so much fun to play with when it is done! Your kid will want to take their crocodile puppet everywhere. You can make him turn and move with his bendable body. Get the free printable template to make crafting even easier.
I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of crocodiles. They are scary creatures. But they are not so scary when you make them out of paper!
Fun Facts about Crocodiles
- Crocodiles are meat eaters but also enjoy eating fruit.
- The easiest way to tell the difference between an alligator and crocodile is that when a crocodile’s mouth is shut you can still see all of the teeth.
- Another way to tell the difference between alligators and crocodiles, is that alligators have more of a ‘U’ shaped mouth while crocodiles have more of a ‘V’ shape.
- Crocodiles don’t sweat but pant like dogs to cool off.
- Crocodiles are very fast swimmers at about 22 mph.
- On land, crocodiles can run at about 11 miles per hours.
To learn more about crocodiles, check out this article by Fact Animal.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 2 Pieces green construction paper
- Glue stick
- 2 Googly eyes
- Crocodile craft template
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How to Make a Crocodile Craft
Step 1: Fold the Crocodile Body
- Cut a piece of green paper in half lengthwise.
- Take half of the piece of paper and fold it accordion style.
Step 2: Use the Crocodile Craft Template
- Print the crocodile craft template.
- Use it to cut out the pieces of the crocodile onto green construction paper.
- Fold the flaps on the eye pieces where the dotted line indicates.
*You will see that the pieces are nestled inside each other. Start with the outside pieces and then cut the inside pieces (eg-head first, then legs).
Step 3: Put Together Your Crocodile paper Craft
- Now that all of the parts of your alligator craft are cut out, it’s time to glue it all together.
- There will be some pieces of the accordion fold that stick out from your tail and head pieces. Just trim off the excess.
Step 4: Add Details to Your Paper Crocodile Craft
- Place the googly eyes onto the eye flaps on the crocodile’s head.
- Use your green marker to give the crocodile craft some details.
Now that you know how to make a crocodile craft, really make it your own. Give your crocodile some personality and add whatever details your would like.
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