Last updated on April 25th, 2024 at 02:06 pm

free activity for kindergarteners - make a zebra craft

My littlest is 20 months old and he loves animal books and his favorite animal right now is the zebra! We don’t really know why…maybe it’s the spiky mane or the mesmerizing stripes. But either way, I get it. Zebras are cool animals…they are really fun to look at in the same way Dalmatian dogs are. I mean how can you not stare at that beautiful pattern?

Anyway, so my son’s love for zebras is what inspired me to create my next build an animal craft. So whether you or your children love zebras or simply safari or zoo animals….this craft surely will keep your little one happy and busy.

All about the Build-a-Zebra Craft:

This Build-a-Zebra craft features 2 pages:

  1. One page is the zebra without color so he can be colored, cut out and put together. Have fun with this and color your zebra blue or pink!
  2. If your kids aren’t a fan of coloring or maybe you just want to set up a craft that is ultra simple.  There is also a pre-colored version consisting of the classic black and white striped zebra.

With either version, simply cut out the pieces and put the zebra together with a bit of glue/paste. Hang the zebra on the fridge or give it away as a crafty gift. It’s that simple!

This is also a great homeschooling craft for preschoolers or kindergarteners. Not only does it give kids practice with scissors but putting the zebra together teaches kids how to work their brains creatively.

Go ahead and laminate

I recommend laminating all of our Build activities. Laminating gives this craft a bit more permanence. Kids can put the craft together over and over again without worrying about having to cut and color each time. I don’t use anything fancy, just a simple and easy laminator. This is the laminator I use and recommend, you literally just turn it on, it heats up, and you’re ready to start laminating anything everything!

I’m also a big fan of the self-sealing laminating pouches! They are super easy! You literally just place your printable in a letter size pouch, run it through the laminator and you have a sealed and long-lasting item!

Also, if you do choose to laminate, stick little self-adhesive velcro dots on the laminated pieces so your kids can attach and reattach easily. This eliminates the use of any messy glue!

What will be included in your download?

The below two pages will be available for you to download. Available in both US letter size and A4 size.

*See the bottom of the page for actual download instructions.

Need a little guidance? Below is what our zebra looks like when he’s all put together!

Format: This printable comes in a PDF format and comes in two different sizes. Making it easy to print on any printer!

  • Standard US letter paper: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • A4 paper:  8.27 × 11.69 inches

Need some craft supplies?

Amazon has always been my go-to for most of my office and craft supplies. If you print a lot of printables and spend  time coloring, gluing and adding some extra jazz to them, our list of supplies can help!

I’ve split the list up into a basic list and a fancier list if you’re going to put a little more pizazz into your printables.

Check us out on Pinterest – be kind and repin!

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Are you looking for more build-your-own printables?

Our build-your-own crafts have become some of our most popular projects. They are easy, simple, one-pagers and don’t use a lot of ink. Besides all that the kids love them!

Here are some of our latest build-your-own animals:

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Check out our other kid craft printables in our Activities for Kids page!

Download the Build a Zebra

This is the part you are probably looking for! To print your free zebra craft, simply click the button below to download and start putting together this cut & paste printable.

Get the Build a Zebra

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