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Animal crafts for kids from A to Z

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Fun crafts that make kids go wild!

Getting your kids to learn their ABCs is more fun when you teach them through fun crafts for every letter of the alphabet!

Fun crafts that make kids go wild!

Whether you're beating boredom or sneaking in a little learning, animal crafts can be made mostly from materials you already have laying around the house. From alligator clothespins to letter Z zebras, explore these animal crafts for kids from A to Z.

Alligator clothespin craft

Fun crafts that make kids go wild!

Bring your kiddo's love for alligators to life with an animal clothespin craft that is quick and easy to make.


  • Clothespin
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Green construction paper
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Red paint


  1. Paint your clothespin green everywhere except the bottom.
  2. While your clothespin dries, cut 2 pieces from your green pipe cleaner to form the legs and arms, then bend in a V shape and bend again at the ends for feet and hands.
  3. Glue the pipe cleaner legs and arms inside the clothespin — one towards the back and one inside where the clip will open.
  4. Next, cut a strip of construction paper the same width as your clothespin and accordion fold it down the length of the strip.
  5. Now, place 2 dabs of glue on top of the clothespin leaving enough for the alligator's nose and affix the eyes. You'll also need to run a line of glue down the alligator's back and attach the accordion-folded construction paper to form bumps. You may need to lay it on its back until your glue is set.
  6. Finally, use your paintbrush to add a little red tongue just inside the clip's opening to make your friendly alligator animal craft complete.

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