10 Super Easy Kangaroo Crafts for Preschoolers

| Last Updated: January 16, 2023

Arts and crafts are beneficial for preschoolers because these activities help manage their feelings, improve their confidence, and teach them about planning and organization. With arts and crafts, teaching children about kangaroos can become more fun and engaging, too. These activities are an excellent way of introducing the animal to the children, as well as enhancing some of their skills. 

This article lists ten easy-to-do kangaroo crafts for children. Incorporate them into your lesson plans ASAP, and see how children will love learning about kangaroos!

Great Kangaroo Crafts for Preschoolers

Fine Motor Skills | Social Skills | Critical Thinking

1. Easy Paper Kangaroo

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Children will definitely love this activity because it’s easy to make. Plus, it allows you to add some candies or sweets to the kangaroos’ pouches!

Using a kangaroo template, cut cardstock or paper to form different parts of the kangaroo’s body. 

Attach the head to the body and glue the pouch (keep a gap in the middle so a piece of candy can fit). 

Glue the feet and paws to the body and the eyes and nose to the head. You can also have the kids use googly eyes instead of cutting out paper. 

Add details to the paws and eyes, insert a piece of candy in the pouch, and you’re done! 

Materials:

  • Candies
  • Cardstock or paper (any color will do)
  • Glue stick
  • Kangaroo template
  • Scissors

To learn more about this fun activity, visit theinspirationedit.com.

Math | Creativity | Fine Motor Skills

2. Paper Plate Kangaroo and Joey

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This activity will encourage children’s creativity as they can customize their kangaroos the way they want them — whether it’s adding polka dots to the kangaroo or coloring the joey blue. 

To start, cut the paper plate in half and then take the right side to cut off the top. Lay out a newspaper and have the children color the paper plates based on their preferences. As the paint is drying, cut other kangaroo parts using the template. 

Once the paint has dried, sandwich the pieces of the paper plate together and staple them face to face to form a pouch. Use a glue stick to attach the kangaroo’s head, feet, hands, and tail to the body. Now that the kangaroo is put together, encourage children to design it however they want using different art materials. 

Materials:

  • Black metal brad
  • Construction paper
  • Kangaroo template
  • Marker
  • Newspaper
  • Paint
  • Paper plates
  • Pompoms
  • Q-tip
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Make sure to visit inthebagkidscrafts.com to learn more about this activity.

Alphabet | Communication | Fine Motor Skills

3. K Is for Kangaroo Letter Craft

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You can use other crafts made from this activity to teach children the alphabet and help them associate letters with the things around them. For example, for the letter K, you can grab your keys or eat a kiwi. 

Print out the letter K template on a cardstock or construction paper and then cut the letter. You can have the children cut the paper, as long as you guide them. Glue the momma kangaroo on the upper left side of the letter and the baby kangaroo below the momma, inside the pouch. 

Materials:

  • Cardstock or construction paper
  • Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
  • Glue
  • Printable letter K template
  • Scissors

If you’re looking for other fun activities to pair with this one, visit simplemomproject.com.

Creativity | Concentration | Organizational Skills

4. Kangaroo Mother’s Day Craft

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All mothers are special and are worth celebrating all year long. This activity will do just that as it encourages children to be creative to show how much they appreciate their moms. 

Print the kangaroo template and have the children color the momma kangaroo and her joey. Let children use different coloring materials, so they can customize their kangaroos. After coloring, cut out the kangaroo and glue it on a paper plate. 

Glue a pair of googly eyes to the mother kangaroo and ask the children to write a sweet note on the heart the joey is holding. Glue the joey to a popsicle stick and place it on the momma kangaroo’s pouch. 

Materials:

  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Kangaroo & baby joey template 
  • Paper plate
  • Popsicle stick
  • Safety paper cutter 
  • Googly eyes

Click on thejoysharing.com to download the template and learn more about this fun activity.

Fine Motor Skills | Patience | Following Directions

5. Jumping Kangaroo Craft

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The kangaroo children will make this activity will jump with the help of elastic bands. This one’s easy to make and fun to play with. 

Print the template on an A4 card and have the children decorate their kangaroos. Besides coloring the kangaroo, have the tykes add colorful dots by dipping a Q-tip in paint or let them draw their favorite patterns. 

Cut the cup wrapper, glue it to the paper cups, and poke four holes in the wrapped paper cups (at opposite points, like forming a cross). 

Use the pointy end of scissors and have children open them up using a bamboo skewer.

Cut the rubber band, feed one side through the opposite holes and tie in both ends. The kangaroos are now ready to jump! 

Materials:

  • Bamboo skewer
  • Coloring pencils
  • Elastic bands
  • Glue stick
  • Jumping kangaroo template 
  • Paper cups
  • Scissors

Find more enjoyable art and crafts projects ideal for preschoolers on lottamagazine.com

Patience | Fine Motor Skills | Creativity

6. Kangaroo Planter

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Looking for an activity that helps improve children’s creativity and patience? This activity is an excellent option. Plus, it encourages children to spend more time outside and try gardening. 

Print the pattern, trace it in a tan craft foam, and cut the foam shapes. 

Cut 1 inch off the bottom of the craft stick and paint the stick to match the color of the foam shapes. 

Glue the eyes, ears, and nose to the head and the head onto the rounded end of the craft stick. Glue the arms and then glue the stick inside of the cup. 

Place a small plant inside the cup and fill it with potting soil. 

Materials:

  • 9 oz. Paper Party Cups
  • Flowers or flower seeds
  • Jumbo craft sticks 
  • Kangaroo pattern
  • Tacky glue
  • Potting soil
  • Tan acrylic paint
  • Tan craft foam sheets
  • Googly eyes

Make sure to check out daniellesplace.com for more tips and tricks to complete this project!

Fine Motor Skills | Focus | Self-Expression

7. Footprint Kangaroo

This activity will use the child’s feet, making it more fun and engaging. It also motivates children to think out of the box as they have to design their kangaroos based on the mark they create with their footprint. 

Start by painting the children’s feet in brown and press them onto a piece of paper. 

Once the paint dries, have them paint the ears, eyes, nose, legs, arms, and tail of the kangaroo. 

You can also let them use different art materials in designing their kangaroos, such as glitter and pompom balls. 

Let the paint dry, and ask the children to add facial details to their kangaroo using a marker.

Materials:

  • Colored markers
  • Paint
  • Paper

You can find more arts and crafts projects on thepinterestedparent.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Cognitive Skills | Social-Emotional Skills

8. Kangaroo Finger Puppet

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This activity is a great option for children who love animals. The puppets children will make also allow them to play with their peers and let their imaginations run wild.

Print the finger puppet template on a cardstock. Have the children color their puppets and then cut them out using scissors. 

Cut out the holes for the fingers with a cutter or scissors. 

You can also provide embellishments, such as rhinestones, glitters, stickers, and feathers, to make the children’s puppets more eye-catching. 

Materials:

  • Coloring supplies, like markers and pencils
  • Printable paper (preferably cardstock)
  • Scissors
  • Optional: embellishments, such as feathers and glitters

You can access other arts and crafts projects on happypapertime.com.

Creative Thinking | Communication| Social Skills

9. Kangaroo Costume (Ears and Pouch)

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What better way for children to learn about kangaroos than being one themselves? This activity is a fun and creative way of letting children learn more about these pouched animals!

To make a kangaroo pouch, paint two paper plates and cut one of the plates in half. Staple one of the paper plate halves to the full circle plate to create a pouch. Punch holes on each side of the paper plate pouch to add a piece of string enough to tie at the back of the children. Secure the area using sticky tape.

For the ears, cut a paper plate in half to form the shape of the ears. Punch a hole at the bottom of the ears. This is where you’ll thread a hair clip to secure the ears to the child’s head. You can also use bobby pins, as well. 

Materials:

  • Hair clips or bobby pins
  • Hole puncher
  • Paint 
  • Stapler
  • Stick tape
  • String
  • Two paper plates

Learn more about this activity on mothernatured.com

Fine Motor Skills | Math | Patience

10. Kangaroo Ears Headband

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Your discussion on kangaroos will be more entertaining if you have all children wear their own kangaroo ears. This project is easy to make and requires basic materials. 

Grab some brown construction paper and mark down two inches on the long side and draw a line across. Mark down another two inches from there and draw another line. 

Cut them both to have two 2-inch-long strips. Staple the ends together, so you’ll have one long strip. Use the strip to measure the head of the child and secure it by stapling the ends together. 

Now, for the ears. Take a 12-inch brown construction paper, fold it in half, and sketch out a kangaroo ear shape. Make sure it’s pointy at the top and flat at the bottom. 

Cut the ears, open them up, and glue a smaller piece of construction paper. Set the ears inside the top rim of the headband, staple them in place, and you’re done!

Materials:

  • Brown and pink construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Use woojr.com as your source of easy-to-follow art and crafts projects for preschoolers.

Conclusion

So, there you have it — ten kangaroo crafts for preschoolers. Plan out which one you’re going to introduce to your class first and see how the children design their very own kangaroos and show more interest in learning about these animals. 

Don’t forget to regularly check our site to learn different themed activities and projects perfect for preschoolers!



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