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Free Printable Banana Craft For Kids

Know a little kiddo who is bananas about bananas?

Bananas are a delicious fruit kids love to eat because they’re sweet and taste great! Turn that love of bananas into a fun craft kids will also love!

This free printable banana craft is a great activity that can go with a variety of themes – whether it’s the jungle, healthy eating, or just learning about the different types of fruits in general.

It’s a simple papercraft kids can make to practice scissor skills, follow directions, work on fine motor skills, and more!

Read on below to grab the free template and see exactly how to make this sweet craft!

Easy Banana Papercraft

banana craft image collage with the words banana craft for kids

Supplies

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

Directions

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

hand holding paper banana craft template

Arrange the main banana piece so it looks like the picture below. Take the highlight piece and glue it to the left side.

hand gluing highlight onto paper banana craft

Take the stem and glue it to the top of the banana.

hand gluing stem onto paper banana craft

Place the eyes slightly below the stem and glue them in place.

hand gluing eyes onto paper banana craft

Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of paper banana craft

Finish off the banana by gluing the completed mouth just below the eyes.

hand gluing mouth onto paper banana craft

That’s all there is to it! Can you believe how simple this craft is?!

hand holding banana craft

Jungle Unit For Kids

Don’t let the fun and learning stop here! Why not create an entire jungle-themed unit study for the kids? Read on below for some ideas to get you started.

First up are books! We always like to start a new unit by reading aloud to kids. Whether you’re a teacher or a mom, reading to your kiddos can be beneficial for them in so many ways.

Reading aloud can help kids focus, can improve their vocabulary, encourage imagination, and so much more!

Below are some of our favorite jungle animal books for kids.

Over in the Jungle – This delightful rhyming book is a great book for kids! Its illustrations are striking and will draw all the kids in closer to check out all of the beautiful details. Kids will love seeing all the various jungle animals too.

The Secret Life Of A Tiger – This cute little book about the secret things a tiger does during the night will have kids laughing! It’s a sweet story about all the kind things this tiger does to help other jungle animals.

Sloths Don’t Run – In this cute story, Hank, a sloth, determines to run in the great rainforest race! Everyone knows sloths don’t run, but Hank is determined to accomplish his goal. With the encouragement and support of his friend, he finishes the race. This book has a great lesson about fulfilling dreams and the importance of good friends!

2 paper banana crafts for kids

Crafting is a great activity for kids because it helps them with fine motor skills, exercises their creativity, is fun, and so much more! Add in more jungle crafts with some of our projects:

banana craft

Kids can explore new textures and scents with this sloth play dough kit. This is a great way to help your children develop creativity, imagination, and sensory awareness. The set includes tons of fun playtime for kids!

These jungle animal counters are not only great for play, but can help kids learn to count, categorize, and more! They’re a great learning tools to keep on hand for lots of activities.

These jungle animal printables for preschool are fun and will help kids with handwriting, letter recognition, fine motor skills, and more!

Work on the letter S with these s is for sloth worksheets. They’re great for kids learning the alphabet!

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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2 paper banana crafts for kids

Free Printable Banana Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Banana template

Instructions

  1. Download the banana template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Arrange the main banana piece so it is curved to the right. Take the highlight piece and glue it to the left side.
  3. Take the stem and glue it to the top of the banana.
  4. Place the eyes slightly below the stem and glue them in place.
  5. Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.
  6. Finish off the banana by gluing the completed mouth just below the eyes.

Free Banana Template

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