DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Zebra Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This adorable zebra craft uses a printable template and a
paper plate to make a project suitable for a jungle animals, mammals, or letter Z theme or just for fun.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you can convert your zebra craft to a zebra mask.
Attach a paint stir stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- paper plate,
- something to color with (or color printer),
- Optional: You can substitute large wiggly eyes for the template eyes.
- OPTIONAL FOR MASK: Paint Stir Stick, thin strip of wood or
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate white (if it isn't already).
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Colour (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces. Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for
young children to cut out, but if needed, an adult can help with
some of the harder pieces (the ears and the hair).
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a zebra face:
- Glue two stripes on each side of the face.
- Glue the muzzle onto the bottom of the face.
- Glue the ears onto either side of the head, sticking up quite straight.
- Glue the hair onto the center top of the head.
- Glue the eyes onto the face above the muzzle and under the hair (or cut out holes for eyes in a mask).
- Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
OPTIONAL: If making a mask, use masking tape or duct tape to
attach a thin strip of wood, a Tongue Depressor
or a Paint Stir Stick
(often free at paint supply and home repair stores -- no more than $1 --
we get dad to pick one up now and then when he's at home depot admiring
the tools *grin*)
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