This koala newspaper craft is completely adorable, don’t you think? And it is so easy to put together using the free printable template. Some day I would love to go to Australia and see a real koala. They are simply fascinating animals.
Koala Bear Facts
Did you know that koala bears are not actually bears at all? They are marsupials. That means that their young are born immature and develop further in the mamma’s pouch. The babies are called ‘joeys’. Koalas are found in Australia and live in the trees. Their main food is gum leaves from eucalyptus trees, and they sleep much of the day and night (18 to 20 hours) to conserve their energy. Their paws are similar to ape hands, with some of the digits opposed like a thumb so that they are able to grip branches easily. Learn more facts from National Geographic Kids.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Gray and black construction paper
- Stapler with staples
- Large googly eyes
- Koala craft template
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Koala Bear Craft Instructions
Step 1: Trace and Cut the Circle
- Find a piece of newspaper that is mostly script, without pictures or ads
- With is folded in half, place a plate on top and trace around it.
- Cut the circle out, being sure to cut both layers of paper.
Step 2: Use the Koala Craft Template
- Use the craft template to cut out the parts for your koala craft
Step 3: Add the Ears to Your Newspaper Koala Craft
- Sandwich one of the cut out koala ears in between the newspaper squares and secure it with a couple of staples
- Do this again on the other side with the other cut out ear.
- Also staple around the rest of the circle, leaving a section about 5″ wide open on the bottom of the koala
Step 4: Add Some Details
- Use your glue stick to put the nose in place.
- Then put the eyes in place also.
Step 5: Make the Koala Smile
- Use markers to add the rest of the details to your koala craft, like his smile and some curves in the ears…or whatever you want.
Step 6: Finish Off Your Koala Paper Craft
- Crumple up small pieces of newspaper and put them into the opening at the bottom of the koala. *Don’t over stuff.
- Close up the hole with some staples.
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Now that you know how to make a koala craft, maybe you want to make him some friends. Try this kangaroo craft and this zebra craft to get started. Or maybe you want to make a nemesis, like this rattle snake craft.
Happy Crafting!!! XOXO Joy