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Paper Plate Skunk Craft [With Free Template!]

Skunks are some of the cutest little animals on the planet – especially baby skunks!

Package up all that cuteness into a fun activity with this paper plate skunk craft. It’s simple, fun and comes with a free printable template.

Kids will not only be able to paint, but also cut and glue so they’ll work on a variety of necessary skills that’ll help them in school and beyond!

This craft is perfect for making for forest or woodland animal themes or just for fall. Create with preschool, kindergarten and elementary children.

Be sure to watch our video or read the directions listed below. And, if you love animal crafts, be sure to check out all of our fun animal crafts for kids here!

Easy Skunk Craft For Kids

paper plate skunk craft image collage with the words paper plate skunk simpleeverydaymom.com in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the skunk template, print and cut out the pieces.

hands holding paper plate skunk craft template

Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of black paint and let dry completely before moving on.

hands painting paper plate black

Place the skunk head template as far down on the paper plate as possible, trace and cut out. Place the ear template on the top, leftover part of the paper plate, trace and cut out.

hands tracing skunk template onto paper plate

Glue the skunk stripe to the top of the paper plate, then glue the nose at the base of the stripe.

hands gluing stripe onto paper plate skunk
hands gluing nose onto paper plate skunk

Make the mouth by gluing the tongue to mouth, then trim any excess off with the scissors. Glue the completed mouth just below the nose.

hands gluing nose onto paper plate skunk craft

Position the eyes on either side of the stripe and glue in place.

hands gluing eyes onto paper plate skunk craft

Glue the inner ear onto the paper plate outer ear, then take the completed ears and glue them to the back of the paper plate.

hands gluing ears to paper plate skunk craft

Now your kiddo has an adorable skunk craft to proudly display at home!

two paper plate skunk crafts

Forest Animal Preschool Theme

Looking to create a whole unit of forest animal themed crafts and activities?

Look no further; we’ve put together some of our favorite ideas below to make it stress free!

Of course you know we love crafts! And besides being fun, crafts are a great for helping preschoolers learn necessary skills like fine motor skills, focus, creativity, following directions and more.

paper plate skunk craft

Some other crafts that would fit perfectly in this theme include:

Another fun and simple way to help kids learn new activities are these great fall preschool printables.

It has a variety of worksheets and activities that will help with color matching, alphabet recognition, patterns, counting and more! Be sure to check these out; they’re so cute and engaging for the kids.

paper plate skunk craft

Do your kids love to color? Then they’ll love these forest animal coloring pages. Print them off and use it when you need a few extra minutes or when the kids are bored.

These fall pattern block mats can also be used in a forest animal unit. They’ll help kids with shape recognition, fine motor skills, and more.

Finish off all the fun with this forest animal sensory bin. It’s great for open-ended play!

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Skunk Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This adorable skunk craft for kids is easy and great for forest or woodland animal themes!

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored construction paper or cardstock
  • Skunk template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the skunk template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Paint a paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of black paint and let dry completely before moving on.
  3. Place the skunk head template as far down on the paper plate as possible, trace and cut out. Place the ear template on the top, leftover part of the paper plate, trace and cut out.
  4. Glue the skunk stripe to the top of the paper plate, then glue the nose at the base of the stripe.
  5. Make the mouth by gluing the tongue to mouth, then trim any excess off with the scissors. Glue the completed mouth just below the nose.
  6. Position the eyes on either side of the stripe and glue in place.
  7. Glue the inner ear onto the paper plate outer ear, then take the completed ears and glue them to the back of the paper plate.

Free Skunk Template

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Betsy Alwin

Monday 14th of June 2021

Can I have the printable form for the skunk mask. Thanks

Sam

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you.

Jordan Kaminski

Thursday 1st of April 2021

Where do I find the printable template?

Sam T

Thursday 1st of April 2021

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 ?

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