Swans are such beautiful and elegant birds that your kids will love to learn about. These intelligent birds are able to swim and fly with a lot of speed and gracefulness. Some swans can have wingspans up to 10 feet! Wow!
Have your kids learn lots more amazing facts about these magnificent birds when they do this handprint swan craft. They’ll make their own beautiful swan using their little handprints for the wings.
This project would be a great companion craft to the book, The Ugly Duckling, or when learning about different animals. It would even be a great craft near Valentine’s Day! Swans are often associated with love, since they usually mate for life.
We love to make crafts using handprints! It’s so fun to see those sweet handprints turn into an art project! Preserving those little hands in art is also such a wonderful keepsake, so be sure to check out all these handprint crafts. Save the ones your kids will love to create the most!
Fun Handprint Swan Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Swan template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the swan template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the beak to the back and left of the swan’s head.
Take the entire swan body and glue it to a colored piece of paper.
Trace your child’s hand onto the same colored piece of paper as the swan’s body and cut it out. Arrange it on the swan’s body with the thumb by the neck and the fingers angle outward and glue the palm down.
Finish up by curling the fingertips away from the background piece of paper.
We’re sure your kids loved making this fun swan, so be sure to check out more of our animal crafts too!
Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!
Animal Ideas For Kids
No need for a trip to the zoo or the farm to learn more about animals! We have many crafts and activities to keep the kids engaged and learning about all sorts of animals.
We’ll get you started with some ideas, so you can spend less time planning, and more time creating! See some of our favorite animal crafts and activities below.
Animal Books For Kids
There are many benefits to reading aloud to your children. For one, it helps to develop their language skills. Hearing spoken language on a regular basis helps children to learn how to structure sentences and use proper grammar.
In addition, reading aloud also fosters a love of reading in children. When they see that reading can be enjoyable, they are more likely to want to read on their own.
Finally, reading aloud is also a great way to bond with your children. It provides a special time for the two of you to share together, and it gives them a chance to learn about your values and beliefs.
So don’t be afraid to break out a book and start reading aloud to your kids today! It’s good for them – and for you. Below you’ll find some of our favorite animal books to read!
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Animal Crafts For Kids
Sometimes kids need to take a break from screens, but keep their minds and hands busy. Crafting does just that! When kids craft, they’re not just creating something with their hands, but exploring, growing, and learning.
They’ll love the creative and artistic expression of craft, but while they’re doing them, they’re practicing things like motor skills and problem-solving.
We love this fun learning tool in our children’s development, so we have lots of crafts that are fun and engaging. Read on below to choose crafts that your kids will love to do with you.
Sheep Craft for Kids – Have your little lambs create their own fuzzy sheep with this pom pom craft! They’ll love this fun and simple project! Grab the free template, and before you know it, you’ll have a flock of sheep saying baa!
Handprint Flamingo Card Craft – The kids will all be standing on one leg to be just like these colorful birds! Have them make their own flamingo with this fun craft. This isn’t just any flamingo though, it has special wings made from your little one’s handprints! Plus, it’s a card to send a note to a special friend or family member.
Paper Plate Owl Craft – Whooo is ready to craft?? You’ll be wise as an owl when you do this fun and easy owl craft with your kids! This paper plate craft is easy to recreate with a few crafting supplies and the free template we provide.
Elephant Craft for Kids – Wave your trunks if your child loves elephants! These majestic animals are fun to learn about with this cute paper craft. It’s a great project for younger crafters since it’s easy to assemble.
Animal Activities For Kids
We bring the zoo to you with these zoo animal worksheets! There’s a variety of worksheets filled with animals that your kids will enjoy seeing while they work. These sheets are great for preschoolers working on letters, counting, handwriting, and lots more.
Ready for an arctic expedition to see the polar bears? Too cold? We can stay warm and see our favorite arctic friend in these polar bear cutting activity pages instead. Kids will get needed scissors practice to develop hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and dexterity with these activity pages.
Your kids will love these adorable fox coloring pages! Whether your child loves foxes, is studying different animals, or just wants something cute to color, we think these coloring pages will be a hit. They also feature simple sentences kids can read as they color, making them great for up to first grade.
These animal do a dot printables are loaded with fun that’s perfect for toddlers to kindergartners. They’ll work on letters, counting, coloring, and more with these pages featuring different animals! These printables are a great activity for kids to work on independently.
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More Animal Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Swan template
- Download the swan template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the beak to the back and left of the swan's head.
- Take the entire swan body and glue it to a colored piece of paper.
- Trace your child's hand onto the same colored piece of paper as the swan's body and cut it out. Arrange it on the swan's body with the thumb by the neck and the fingers angle outward and glue the palm down.
- Finish up by curling the fingertips away from the background piece of paper.