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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Australian Animals Wreaths

This is a fun wreath to do by yourself or with a group.  There is a choice between a kangaroo, koala or platypus.
 

Materials:

  • Ring of cardboard (empty cereal boxes work wonderfully)
  • construction paper (brown, green or yellow)
  • scissors
  • glue

kangaroo craft

Instructions:

  • Trace a small plate and a large plate onto a piece of old cardboard.
     
  • Empty cereal boxes or frozen dinner boxes work well
     
  • It doesn't matter if you go over the folds of the cardboard 
trace plate
  • Cut a small strip of cardboard and glue it onto the back of the ring over any folds in the cardboard.
     
  • This will reinforce the ring.
     
  • Cut strips of construction paper (about 1 1/2 inches by 4 inches)
     
  • Glue the strips into rolls (like making a paper chain)
     
  • Glue the rolls of construction paper onto the wreath.  We made them brown, but you can do it however you wish.  (green for eucalyptus with the koala or yellow for sunshine with any animal would be nice too)

reinforce

  • Print out the template of choice.
     
  • Color the template pieces and cut out.
     
  • Assemble the project - Kangaroo:
    • Glue the head, baby kangaroo (joey) and two paws on top of the wreath.
    • Glue the body and two paws on the back of the wreath (so it looks like the animal is peeking over the top.
       
  • Assemble the project - Koala:
    • Glue the head, boomerang and two paws on top of the wreath.
    • Glue the body and two paws on the back of the wreath (so it looks like the animal is peeking over the top.
       
  • Assemble the project - Platypus:
    • Glue the head, egg and two paws on top of the wreath.
    • Glue the body, tail and two paws on the back of the wreath (so it looks like the animal is peeking over the top.

Templates:

Kangaroo Template   (color)   or   (B&W)

Koala Template          (color)   or   (B&W)

Platypus Template    (color)   or   (B&W)

 

 

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