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3 easy-clean-up crafts for kids who love animals

3 easy-clean-up crafts for kids who love animals.

Craft time can be a great way to teach kids about the animal kingdom. With a few supplies, these easy-to-clean-up projects will harness your young learners' imaginations as well as their fine motor skills.

Here are three crafts to try at home or in the classroom:

1. Pipe cleaner pencil toppers

Every young student needs a sharpened pencil and an even sharper imagination. This project uses pipe cleaners and wooden beads to create fun animal pencil toppers that will tune those fine motor skills and engage each child's creative brain.

Supplies:

  • Pipe cleaners.
  • Wooden beads.
  • Googly eyes.
  • Felt.
  • Acrylic paint.
  • Hot glue gun.

Instructions:
Thread two or three pipe cleaners through the center hole of a wooden bead. Bend the pipe cleaners into the rough shape of an animal such as a lion, tiger or bear – oh my! Cut felt into the shape of the animal's head and attach it to the pipe cleaners with a hot glue gun. An adult should complete this step! Do the same for the googly eyes. If the wooden bead doesn't match the color of your animal, paint it appropriately.

When you're done, wrap the animal's appendages around the top of a pencil or pen. Use a wet wipe to clean away any paint that may have spilled.

With a few colorful supplies, you can let your child's imagination run wild!With a few colorful supplies, you can let your child's imagination run wild!

2. Paper plate butterflies

Autumn may be just around the corner, but this craft offers one last chance to delight in summer's simple joy of watching a colorful fluttering butterfly. Children can design their own wing patterns and hang them in the window as a reminder of all the fun they had this season.

Supplies:

  • Paper plates.
  • Watercolor paint.
  • Brushes.
  • Pompoms.
  • Glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Googly eyes.
  • Yarn.

Instructions:
Fold a paper plate in half and cut all the way down the middle. Cut a notch into each half to form a tulip-like shape, starting from the crease. With the round, uncut edges together, you should see the shape of a butterfly beginning to form. From here, color your wings anyway you wish, then attach the two sides of the wings with glue. Adhere pompoms along the center of the butterfly to form its body, then add googly eyes.

Cut a small hole through the top of each wing and draw the yarn through to create a loop. Tie the string, clean up any remaining scraps, and hang the new butterfly in a brightly lit window.

3. Egg carton turtles

In an hour, you and and your children or students can turn an empty egg carton into a dozen baby turtles, each with its own unique shell design. Add googly eyes for fun, and you'll have a cute desk companion for the coming school year.

Supplies:

  • Egg carton.
  • Acrylic paint.
  • Googly eyes.
  • Pompoms.
  • Glue.

Instructions:
Cut out each individual egg holder. Turn each upside down and paint it green, using a smaller black brush to add texture. Glue a pompom onto one side as the head and attach the googly eyes. Wipe up the excess acrylic paint with a wet wipe, and you're done!

Each of these projects leaves little mess – but mistakes happen! When they do, use Zoly™ wet wipes to clear away the mess.

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