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Koala Handprint Craft For Kids With Free Template

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 our 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

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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 it 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! Isn’t this such a fun handprint craft for kids?

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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. Scroll through to find the best ideas for your children or students.

Zoo Books

There are many reasons why reading aloud to your children is an important activity for kids. For starters, reading aloud gives kids the opportunity to explore new stories and explore the world from other people’s perspectives.

It also encourages them to discover the joy of reading, helping them develop a lifelong love of books and learning. Additionally, reading aloud helps children expand their vocabulary, improving their communication skills and allowing them to better express themselves.

By opening up a world of adventures, possibilities, and wonder, reading aloud truly allows kids to explore the full potential of their imaginations. For all these reasons, we recommend starting with books. Check out some of these popular zoo books for kids.

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.

Zoo Crafts For Kids

It’s never too early for your kids to start honing their artistic skills, and crafting is a great way to do it. Crafting allows children to explore their creativity, experiment with different materials, and express themselves in unique ways.

Through crafting, children can also develop important fine motor skills and learn to follow instructions. And best of all, crafting is fun! So encourage your child to get crafty, and who knows – you might just have the next Picasso on your hands.

Try some of these zoo crafts for kids:

Elephant Handprint Craft – Making this craft is a great way for kids to express their creativity while learning more about these amazing animals. With just a few simple steps, your child can create an adorable elephant craft that is sure to delight both them and anyone who sees it!

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Giraffe Headband Craft – This adorable paper craft is perfect for young animal lovers, and it is so simple to make. Simply download and print the template onto white paper, then let your kids color it in. Or for older kids, make it from colored paper!

Zebra Paper Bag Puppet – This zebra crat is the perfect activity for kids to make from a lunch sack! It’s super easy and only requires a few supplies that you probably already have around the house

Tiger Headband Craft – Tigers are big and ferocious and they’re one of kids’ favorite zoo animals. But did you know that your kids can make their very own tiger headband craft right at home? All they need is some paper, scissors, and glue. The kids will want to wear it proudly and show everyone that they’re the king or queen of the jungle.

Zoo Activities

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!

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If you’re looking for a fun and sensory way to introduce kids to the wonders of the animal kingdom, look no further than a zoo play dough kit! This kit is packed with all the tools and materials that your little ones need to create their own imaginary animals. And with its vibrant assortment of textures and colors, this kit is sure to capture kids’ imaginations and spark their interest in wildlife.

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!

More Fun Ideas For Kids

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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.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Koala Template

Koala Handprint Template

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Anna

Saturday 10th of February 2024

Can I please get a copy of the template?

Sam

Monday 12th of February 2024

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Ashley Costello

Monday 18th of December 2023

Thank you for this adorable template

Sam

Monday 18th of December 2023

You're very welcome! Thanks for stopping by 🙌

sonia

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Hola, podrias pasarme la plantilla del koala? gracias

Sam

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

mary

Thursday 21st of September 2023

Please send the template. Thank you!

Sam

Thursday 21st of September 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Rebecca

Thursday 20th of July 2023

This looks great. I would love to receive the template please.

Sam

Friday 21st of July 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

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