Koalas are some of the cutest looking animals on the planet! Bring that cuteness home or to the classroom with this brown paper bag koala craft.
We’ve made tons of animal crafts for kids in the past because they’re just so simple and fun.
All you need to do is download the printable template and grab your supplies. Check out our quick video tutorial to see how to make it with your kids or students.
It’s an easy kids’ craft to make with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.
Easy Koala Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Koala template (download form located at the end of this post)
Related: Koala Card Craft
Download the koala template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Use the black marker to draw on some hair at the top of the koala head piece.
Glue the koala mouth towards the bottom of the head piece, in between the eyes. Take the nose and glue it at the top of the mouth.
Place the pink cheeks just below the eyes and glue them in place.
Make the koala ears by gluing the pink or dark gray inner ears to the gray outer ears. Take the completed ears and glue them to each side of the koala head.
Glue the completed koala head to the flap of the brown paper bag. Glue the koala body piece to the bottom part of the bag.
Finish up the koala by gluing the gray belly to the middle of the body.
You’re done. Now let the kids play with this cute koala puppet!
Inside our free printable template, we’ve included two different printables for the koala’s eyes. One is the classic big eyes and the other is the smiling eyes closed eyes.
Let the kids pick their favorite or make one of each. We’re sure the kids will love not only creating their own but also playing with it once they’re done making it.
Zoo Animal Unit For Kids
What’s more fun than getting kids excited about learning? We have a ton of ideas to keep your little one busy and happy, all related to animals! Read on below to get the planning done in just a few minutes.
Let’s talk about reading. Reading aloud to your child will not only help them develop an appreciation for books but can also improve their communication skills and ability to focus on the tasks at hand!
Grab these zoo animal books from the library or order from Amazon to add to your home collection:
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.
Crafting is a great way to exercise your child’s creativity, work on their fine motor skills and provide them hours of entertainment. Try adding in more animal crafts like these:
Giraffe Handprint Craft – This easy giraffe craft is perfect for kids of all ages. There’s no paint needed, so it’s simple and mess-free.
Elephant Headband Craft – What a cute idea for kids! They can make this elephant headband craft from colored paper or print on black and white, then color in.
Panda Paper Bag Puppet – This panda craft is perfect for zoo animal themes or birthdays. Kids will love getting creative and making their very own panda puppet!
Looking for a fun way to help your kids learn? Check out these zoo animal worksheets that will have them practicing handwriting, letter recognition, patterns, and more. Plus, they’re tons of fun!
Come take a walk on the wild side with these animal do a dot printables that will help your kids practice their fine motor skills, counting, and more. Just download and print the pages you need, grab some dot markers, and get started!
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More Animal Ideas For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored paper (in gray, dark gray, black, white and pink)
- Black marker
- Glue stick
- Koala template
- Download the koala template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Use the black marker to draw on some hair at the top of the koala head piece.
- Glue the koala mouth towards the bottom of the head piece, in between the eyes. Take the nose and glue it at the top of the mouth.
- Place the pink cheeks just below the eyes and glue in place.
- Make the koala ears by gluing the pink or dark gray inner ears to the gray outer ears. Take the completed ears and glue them to each side of the koala head.
- Glue the completed koala head to the flap of the brown paper bag. Glue the koala body piece to the bottom part of the bag.
- Finish up the koala by gluing the gray belly to the middle of the body.