Looking for a quick and easy raccoon craft for the kids to make? This one is perfect!
It’s simple, comes with a free printable template, and only needs a few supplies to create it.
We love creating animal crafts for kids and think this one is great for a woodland animal or forest animal theme!
Read on below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how easy it is to make with your kids or students.
Raccoon Craft For Kids
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- Cardstock or construction paper
- .75″ circle punch (optional)
- Raccoon template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the raccoon template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Attach the top head part of the raccoon to the bottom part, making sure to align the edges.
There will be a small gap between the top of the mouth and the bottom of the gray head. This is where the nose goes. Glue the black nose halfway on the gray piece and the white piece.
Glue the dark gray raccoon eye part on either side of the nose. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper.
Place the eyes on the dark gray piece you glued on in the previous step and glue in place.
Use the .75″ circle punch or scissors to make two small circles. Glue these circles on as cheeks just to the outside of the eyes.
Glue the head to the raccoon body.
Complete the ears by gluing the inner ear to the outer ear, then glue the completed ears to the top of the raccoon’s head.
Now you have a cute little raccoon craft!
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Forest Animal Ideas
This craft is perfect for a forest animal or woodland animal preschool unit. Need some more ideas that work with this craft? Check out our ideas below!
Forest Books For Kids
Reading aloud to your children is one of the simplest and most important things you can do to help them develop a love of reading and learning.
Reading aloud helps children learn new words, understand stories and develop a better vocabulary. It also helps them learn to think creatively and critically. Plus, it’s a great way to spend time together as a family.
So making a habit of reading aloud to your children is such a fabulous idea!
Below are some of our favorite forest animal books for kids. Grab them from the library or add them to your home collection.
The Kissing Hand – This sweet book will not only have kids captivated, but it may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!
Peek-a-Flap Who – This board book is great for toddlers all the way up to kindergarten children. All kids love lifting the flaps, but there are also little facts about the animals in the forest.
Over in the Forest – We love this book for introducing kids to forest animals. Find the hidden animals, learn about forest animals, and discover baby animal names.
Kids’ Forest Animal Crafts
Squirrel Craft – This simple squirrel craft is perfect for kids who love animals and spending time in the forest. All you need is some paper, scissors, and a glue stick.
Paper Plate Bunny Craft – Paper plates are awesome. You can make a frisbee out of them, a propeller for a homemade fan, or a simple hat to keep the sun off your face. And if you’re feeling really creative, you can even turn one into a bunny! All you’ll need is some paint, some scissors, and a few other simple supplies!
Mouse Headband Craft – Who knew making a mouse headband could be so easy- and so much fun? All you need is some paper, scissors, and tape, and you’re well on your way to the perfect paper-crafted activity for a rainy day. Whether you choose to use colored paper or white paper that your little ones can color in themselves, this craft is sure to please.
Paper Bag Owl Craft – This is the cutest owl craft for kids! It’s perfect for pretend play, and it’s so easy to make.
Forest Animal Activities
Next, try out a simple sensory bin to let the kids explore with this forest animal sensory bin. It’ll keep your kids entertained, using their imaginations, and off the screens.
Work on fine motor skills and talk about shapes and patterns with these fall animal pattern block mats. They’re a low-prep activity that’s great for fall or when talking about forest animals.
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More Animal Ideas For Kids
- Cardstock or construction paper (in shades of gray, white, black and pink)
- Raccoon template
- .75" circle punch (optional)
- Download the raccoon template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Attach the top head part of the raccoon to the bottom part, making sure to align the edges.
- There will be a small gap between the top of the mouth and the bottom of the gray head. This is where the nose goes. Glue the black nose halfway on the gray piece and the white piece.
- Glue the dark gray raccoon eye part on either side of the nose. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper.
- Place the eyes on the dark gray piece you glued on in the previous step and glue in place.
- Use the .75" circle punch or scissors to make two small circles. Glue these circles on as cheeks just to the outside of the eyes.
- Glue the head to the raccoon body.
- Complete the ears by gluing the inner ear to the outer ear, then glue the completed ears to the top of the raccoon's head.