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Koala Handprint Craft For Kids With Free Template

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Koalas are such cuddly little animals it’s no wonder that kids are naturally drawn to them!

We love them just as much, which is why we made this koala handprint craft. It’s a simple zoo animal craft for kids that’s adorable and fun to create.

All you need to create this craft with your child is some colored paper, scissors, glue, and our printable template!

And like lots of other handprint crafts, there’s no messy paint to worry about.

This activity is great for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary children learning about Australia, the letter K, or zoo animals!

Check out our quick video tutorial below to see how we made this cute koala.

Handprint Koala

handprint koala image collage with the words handprint koala in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Koala template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Directions

Download the koala template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding handprint koala craft template

Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of gray cardstock and cut out.

Begin to assemble the koala’s face by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.

hands gluing inner ears to handprint koala craft

Place the eyes in the middle of the head and glue it in place. Next, glue the nose/mouth piece in between and slightly overlapping the eyes.

hands gluing eyes to handprint koala craft
hands gluing nose to handprint koala craft

Cut out small ovals from the pink cardstock and glue on the koala’s face for cheeks or use a pink marker to draw them on.

Take the finished koala head and glue it to the thumb side of the handprint.

hands gluing head to handprint koala craft

Assemble the tree by gluing the branch near the bottom of the tree trunk.

hands gluing paper tree branch to tree trunk

Position the koala, pinky side down, on the branch and glue into place.

hand gluing handprint koala craft to paper tree

Glue a few leaves on the end of the branch and the top of the tree trunk.

hands gluing leaves to handprint koala craft

That’s it!

light gray and dark gray handprint koala craft

Zoo Animal Ideas

Add this handprint koala craft into a fun zoo animal craft unit! We’re sharing some of our favorite crafts, activities, and printables to help teach and entertain the kids.

First up are our favorite zoo animal crafts. We’re constantly adding to our list, but here are some of our top picks!

All of these crafts come with a free printable template, plus they’re great for helping kids learn to follow directions and work on fine motor skills.

light gray handprint koala craft

If you need some printables to help the kids, these zoo animal worksheets for preschool are great. They’ll help preschoolers with letter recognition, patterns, handwriting, colors, and more! There are over 20 pages of zoo animal fun!

These animal do a dot printables are another easy setup activity. Just download, print, and let your child use their dot markers!

Sensory activities are also another activity you’ll want to incorporate into your zoo animal theme. This zoo sensory bin is perfect for letting the kids have some independent playtime.

These felt zoo animals with world maps are an amazing educational resource that is great for engaging children and teaching about animals all around the world!

dark gray handprint koala craft

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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light gray and dark gray handprint koala craft

Koala Handprint Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this easy koala handprint craft! It's great for young children!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Koala template

Instructions

  1. Download the koala template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Trace your child's hand onto a piece of gray cardstock and cut out.
  3. Begin to assemble the koala's face by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
  4. Place the eyes in the middle of the head and glue it in place. Next, glue the nose/mouth piece in between and slightly overlapping the eyes.
  5. Cut out small ovals from the pink cardstock and glue on the koala's face for cheeks or use a pink marker to draw them on.
  6. Take the finished koala head and glue it to the thumb side of the handprint.
  7. Assemble the tree by gluing the branch near the bottom of the tree trunk.
  8. Position the koala, pinky side down, on the branch and glue it into place.
  9. Glue a few leaves on the end of the branch and the top of the tree trunk.

Free Koala Template

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