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Australian Animal Craft Activity

All it takes is a little craft foam to make these adorable native Australian animals.
Activity Details:
3+ For ages
45 Minutes

It takes just minutes to craft these craft replicas of native Australian animals - the perfect craft activity to celebrate Australia Day!

We'll show you how to whip up a duck-billed platypus, but you can use the same technique to craft a variety of adorable Aussie critters.

Get your supplies!

You will need:

  • Yellow craft foam - 1 sheet

  • Brown craft foam  - 1 sheet

  • Googly eyes

  • Black craft foam (for feet and paws)  - 1 sheet

  • Large brown pom pom

  • Small brown pom pom

Step 1:

Prepare your craft materials. For a platypus we will need a yellow BILL, brown TAIL, two GOOGLY EYES, two black FEET and two black PAWS along with one LARGE and SMALL POM POM.

Step 2:

Glue the two FEET on to the bottom of the LARGE POM POM.

Step 3:

Glue the TAIL and the PAWS to the LARGE POM POM to finish the platypus' body.

Step 4:

Draw two little nostrils on the platypus' BILL then glue it onto the SMALL POM POM. Glue the two GOOGLY EYES just above the BILL to finish the critter's head.

Step 5:

Now it's as simple as gluing the head to the body, and you've got yourself one adorable little Australian native.

Step 6:

You can use these same steps to create a bunch of famous Aussie creatures. Here's a Fairy Penguin and a Koala!