This zebra is a simple cut and paste paper craft that is fun for young children to make. It makes a great project for preschool and kindergarten kids and works well for an animals, Africa or letter Z theme.
- something to color with if using the B&W version,
- You can use brass tacks ("brads") instead of glue to attach the head or arms if you want them to be moveable.
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color (where appropriate).
- Cut out the template pieces -- parents can help cut out some of the more difficult pieces like the hair while children work on the easier pieces like the body and head.
- Glue the zebra together in the following order:
- Glue the stripes onto the body
- feet onto the bottom of the large oval
- one front and one back on the front of the body
- one front and one back behind the body
- Glue the head onto the body
- Glue the ears onto the head
- Glue the hair onto the head
- Glue the tail onto the back of the body
- See picture above for further help
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Template with stripes to cut out
Alternative template - stripes don't need to be glued on -- this is a little faster to put together if your child has less patience at craft time