10 Pink and Fab Flamingo Preschool Craft

| Last Updated: February 7, 2023

Preschoolers will love learning about flamingos as they possess many unique traits. But instead of merely discussing what these animals are, introduce flamingo-inspired crafts to preschoolers to keep them engaged during class. 

The flamingo-inspired crafts below are perfect for preschoolers as they’re fun and easy to make. Add these to your lesson plan and watch as preschoolers fall in love with flamingos! 

Great Flamingo Preschool Craft

Sensory Development | Fine Motor Skills | Hand-Eye Coordination

1. Recycled CD Flamingo

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Using items found at home, this activity teaches preschoolers the importance of recycling. 

To begin, instruct the class to trace their CD with pink cardstock and cut out the circle. Then, let them cut out the shapes for the flamingo’s head and tail (you can provide a template for this). 

Have the children glue the circle piece onto the recycled CD and glue the bath pouf to the body of the flamingo. Teach them how to paste googly eyes to the head and attach the orange pipe cleaners to the body of the flamingo’s legs.  


  • Bath pouf
  • CD
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange pipe cleaners
  • Pink card stock
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie

Check out iheartartsncrafts.com to see how cool and unique the flamingos look after completing this activity.

Scissor Skills | Fine Motor Skills | Sensory Development

2. Flamingo Handprint

This colorful activity can be given any day of the week and will surely keep the class busy. It’s a perfect addition to any scrapbook and makes a unique keepsake!

Start by instructing the class to cut a strip of blue cardstock paper and glue it to the bottom of the white cardstock paper to make the water. Then, have the children cut and trace their handprints on pink cardstock. This should be glued on top of the blue paper. 

Using pink cardstock, show the children how to make the flamingo’s neck and head. Use white cardstock and black construction paper for their eyes and beaks. 

Now, let them add feathers and pipe cleaners to the handprint. For the finishing touches, make green plants by taking a strip of green paper, cutting small slits in it, and rolling it up. 


  • Black construction paper
  • Blue cardstock 
  • Light pink feathers
  • Pink and green cardstock
  • Pink pipe cleaners
  • Small googly eyes
  • White cardstock 

For other handprint crafts, visit thebestideasforkids.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Hand-Eye Coordination | Muscle Strength

3. Easy Paper Plate Flamingo Craft

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Preschoolers can use this craft as decoration in the classroom or in their homes. This activity is a hit with children, so incorporate it into your lessons ASAP!

Begin this craft by cutting the flamingo’s body, head, and neck from the paper plate. Next, have the children paint and glue the pieces together. 

Once everything is dry, instruct them to smear glue on the flamingo’s body using a brush. Then have them glue pieces of ripped pink tissue paper to the body. 

Make sure they cover the whole bottom to give the flamingo a more realistic, feathery look. Finish the activity by letting the class add legs, wiggly eyes, and beaks to the flamingo. 


  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Wiggly eyes

To access other paper plate flamingo crafts for preschoolers, click makeandtakes.com.

Vocabulary | Fine Motor Skills | Shape Recognition

4. Cupcake Liner Flamingo

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Make lessons on the alphabet and animals more fun with this craft. Preschoolers can also use this as a card or keepsake!

Show the class how to cut different pieces of the flamingo’s body using cardstock paper. You can provide a template to them, so they can easily trace and cut the pieces.

Instruct them to glue a pink cupcake liner onto the light blue cardstock paper and then the leg under the liner. Next, glue the head at the front of the liner and the beak and googly eyes at the face. Add some blue strips at the bottom of the paper to make water. 

To complete the activity, have the class cut out a triangle from another pink cupcake liner and glue it to their flamingos. And that’s it!


  • 2 pink cupcake liners
  • Dark blue, pink, and black cardstock paper
  • Glue
  • Light blue cardstock paper
  • Scissors
  • Small googly eye

Learn more about this unique-looking craft by visiting iheartcraftythings.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Muscle Strength | Concentration

5. Pipe Cleaner Flamingo

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This activity will teach preschoolers to make flamingos while highlighting their unique features: their pink feathers and long legs. 

Show the class how to roll a pipe cleaner from the stem on one end and form a spiral pattern until there is a little left towards the other end. Twist the other end of the pipe cleaner to form an “S” shape, turning the end inside. Instruct the children to glue a small piece of black pipe cleaner in the loop. 

Take another piece of pipe cleaner, fold it in half, and loop it through the bottom of the flamingo’s body. Have the children glue a pink feather to the body, stick an eye to the head, and they’re done!


  • Glue and scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Pink feathers
  • Pipe Cleaners in black and two shades of pink 

Pair this activity with other flamingo crafts, as shown on artsycraftsymom.com.

Creativity | Vocabulary | Fine Motor Skills

6. F Is for Flamingo Popsicle Stick Craft

Reinforce alphabet and animal lessons by letting the class complete this craft. It’s also an excellent summer activity that encourages creativity among the little ones!

Begin by instructing the class to glue popsicle sticks to form the letter “F.” Let them paint the top of the sticks paint and the bottom orange. 

Next, have them cut a nose and beak for their flamingos using cardstock. Finish off by telling them to glue a wiggle eye and then glue their flamingos in their cardstock. 


  • Black cardstock 
  • Glue
  • Jumbo popsicle sticks (1 per flamingo craft)
  • Mini popsicle sticks (4 per flamingo craft)
  • Orange craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Pink craft paint
  • Scissors
  • Wiggly Eyes

Click gluedtomycraftsblog.com to see how colorful these flamingos are!

Pre-Writing | Fine Motor Skills | Muscle Strength

7. Valentine Flamingo Craft

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Celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day by introducing this craft to class. They can use it to practice their writing skills as they make sweet notes for their loved ones. 

Guide the children on how to press a cookie cutter into a craft foam to form a heart shape and let them cut it. Show them how to make a head and beak from the craft foam and have them color it with a marker. Finish these facial features by gluing a googly eye. 

Next, instruct them to tape a pipe cleaner to the back of the heart for the legs. Flip over and glue the head to the pipe cleaner. Let the class decorate their flamingos by adding feathers and a message to the flamingo’s body. 


  • Glue 
  • Heart cookie cutter 
  • Marker
  • Pink craft foam
  • Pink feathers
  • Pink pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Tiny googly eyes

Find more valentine-themed crafts on craftulate.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Muscle Strength | Hand-Eye Coordination

8. Playdough Flamingo

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Preschoolers will love this activity as it uses their favorite toy — playdough! Let them hang their artwork in the classroom afterward to make the space more colorful!

Start by cutting a round shape from the white crafting paper and gluing it in the middle of the yellow-colored paper. Instruct the class to make small circles using the pink playdough to form the flamingo’s body and then a cylindrical shape strip for the neck.

Have the children decorate their flamingos by adding a beak, a googly eye, and a crown using yellow playdough. Let them draw the flamingo’s legs using a pink marker to complete this craft. 


  • A4 size sheet
  • Color pen
  • Crafting paper
  • Glue
  • Playdough
  • Scissors
  • Wooden fork

Learn some interesting features about this craft by heading to kidsartncraft.com.

Interactive Storytelling | Hand-Eye Coordination | Fine Motor Skills

9. Flamingo Finger Puppet

Photo credit: iheartcraftythings.com

Tickle the class’s imagination and creativity by holding a puppet show after they’ve completed this craft. Let them use their flamingos in countless adventures with their peers!

Using pink and black cardstock, guide the class on cutting out the flamingo’s body, beck, head, and beak. Use a ¾-inch circle punch to cut two holes in the bottom of the flamingo’s body. This is where the children will insert their fingers to control the puppet. 

Let the children glue everything together and finish off by adding a pink feather and googly eyes. Now, they’re ready for that puppet show!


  • ¾-inch circle punch
  • Glue
  • Pink and black cardstock paper
  • Pink feather
  • Scissors
  • Small googly eyes

iheartcraftythings.com presents other easy crafts for preschoolers, so check out their site today! 

Color Recognition | Spatial Intelligence | Fine Motor Skills

10. Flamingo Scrape Painting

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This craft teaches children to scrape painting. It’s a unique painting technique that allows the little ones to reveal hidden designs.

Download and print the flamingo template onto white cardstock. Provide three different shades of pink to the class and let them squeeze the paint onto the printable. They should drizzle the paint to avoid making huge clumps. Instruct them to scrape the paint away using an old hotel or credit card and set it aside to dry. 

Have the children tear off light blue cardstock and glue these strips onto a sky-blue cardstock. This will be the background of the flamingo. Let them glue the flamingo’s body to the blue cardstock and finish off by adding straws for the legs.  


  • 2 shades of blue cardstock paper or construction paper
  • 3 shades of pink acrylic paint
  • Black Sharpie 
  • Flamingo printable
  • Old credit card, hotel card, or stiff cardboard
  • Pink paper straws
  • Scissors
  • White cardstock
  • White glue and glue stick

Visit projectswithkids.com to download the template.


Teaching preschoolers about flamingos will never be boring with these activities. They’ll surely look forward to their classes as they’ll be able to create their own pet flamingos using various materials. They can even use their flamingos for creative play after!

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