DLTK's Crafts for Kids
zoo cages craftZoo Cages Craft

contributed by Leanne Guenther

This is a fun and easy color, cut and paste craft that uses string or wool to create the cage bars.

Florence asked:  Nice craft but what age or ages?
Good question!  Young children (preschoolers) can make it using the simple dotted line rectangles for cutting out the animals (good scissors practice). Grade school children can also enjoy the craft cutting all around the animal or drawing their own.  It makes a nice complement to a first research project. Children just able to read/print can write a few facts about their animal on an index card and slide it behind the strings on the back of the craft.


zoo cagesTrain Option:  You can add a construction paper border and some wheels to turn your zoo cage into a train car.

shape engineIf you're doing this as a classroom or daycare project, the teacher can create a simple paper train engine.

Link each child's train car onto the engine to create a long classroom train.




Template 1 (elephant and zebra)       (color)   or   (B&W)

Template 2 (lion and monkey)          (color)   or   (B&W)


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