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Handprint Zebra Craft For Kids

Need a fun and simple z is for zebra craft? We think this handprint zebra is one of the cutest around!

And, since it’s such a simple idea it’s great for making with toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children. On top of that, we’ve included a free printable template so everyone can make this zebra!

Be sure to check out all of our fun handprint crafts for kids. We’ve got tons of ideas for all seasons and themes.

Read on below or watch our quick video to see how easy it is to make this craft with your kids or students.

Zebra Craft Idea

handprint zebra collage image with words "handprint zebra" in middle


  • White card stock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Zebra handprint template (download form located at the end of this page)
hand print zebra on marble background with blue fabric


Download the zebra template, print and cut out the head and tail.

hand holding zebra craft template

Use a pink marker to draw in the inner ear on the zebra’s head. Use the same pink marker to draw two small cheeks underneath the eyes.

hand coloring in zebra ears with pink marker

Use a gray marker to fill in the muzzle area of the zebra’s face, like in the picture.

hands coloring in zebra's nose with gray marker

Take the black marker and draw in the stripes all over the zebra’s body and legs. You can make the stripes all on one side or alternate on each side. Fill in the stripes with the black marker.

Related: Handprint Pig Craft

hands drawing on zebra stripes with black marker

Continue using the black marker to draw in the stripes on the zebra’s tail. On one tail we made solid stripes along the entire length and on the other we did pointed stripes. Do whichever one you like better.

hands drawing stripes on zebra's tail

One quick tip is to do this before cutting the tail out from the paper. It may be a little easier for small hands to do it that way.

Assemble the zebra handprint by gluing the head to the thumb and the tail to the back of the zebra, along the pinky side.

hands gluing on zebra head to handprint zebra
hands gluing on tail to handprint zebra

Isn’t that such a simple craft?

two handprint zebra crafts with blue fabric

We think this craft could work for a variety of ideas including z is for zebra crafts, zoo animal themes or wild animal crafts!

closeup of handprint zebra craft

And since it’s just using paper it’s an easy, cheap and fun craft that works just as well at home, at the library or in the classroom.

You could even make it part of a fun crafting afternoon by reading a book about zebras first!

If you want a fun picture book, The Zebra Said Shhh is great. If you want a more educational book on zebras try Amazing Animals: Zebras.

two handprint zebras crafts stacked vertically

Any way you make this craft, we’re sure kids will love it!

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Did you make this handprint zebra with your kids or students? We’d love to see how they look!

Take a quick picture and post it on our Facebook page wall or join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

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Handprint Zebra Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this super simple and cute handprint zebra craft for kids!


  • White card stock or construction paper
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Zebra handprint template (download form located at the end of this page)


  • Scissors


  1. Download the free zebra template, print and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Use a pink marker to draw in the zebra's inner ear and cheeks
  3. Use a gray marker to draw on the zebra's muzzle area.
  4. Use the black marker to draw stripes all along the base of the palm and the fingers. Make hooves by coloring in the bottom of the fingertips.
  5. Draw on the stripes on the zebra's tail.
  6. Glue the zebra's head to the thumb area.
  7. Glue the zebra's tail to the opposite side, on the back.

Free Zebra Template

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