Beavers are cute and furry and they make a great craft for kids!
Whether you’re celebrating National Beaver Day (April 7th), needing a craft for Canada Day (July 1st), or just learning about animals this easy beaver craft works perfectly!
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We first made this beaver craft as part of our around the world study. It was the perfect craft for when we were learning about Canada.
My daughters loved the puppet aspect and were soon designing their own puppet animals!
- Brown paper bag
- Crayons (brown, orange, red (optional)
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Googly eyes (optional)
- Beaver craft template (download below)
Don’t have paper bags? You can cut a quick body shape out of brown construction paper and attach the pieces to that instead.
1 – Print out the beaver craft template and color all the pieces.
Everything should be brown except for the teeth which should be orange, yes beavers have orange teeth, or you can leave them white.
If you’re celebrating Canada Day or learning about Canada you can color the maple leaf red or color the Canadian flag.
2 – Carefully cut out all the pieces.
Depending on the age of the kids you’re making this craft with they may be able to cut the pieces out themselves and work on their cutting skills.
My 6 year old cut out all her pieces on her own. My 4 year old did the tail but needed help with the smaller pieces.
3 – Now it’s time to attach the pieces.
Starting at the top attach the ears to the front of the bag. The teeth attach to the backside of the flap of the paper bag.
Next add the arms and tail, gluing them to the backside of the bag.
4 – Add the finishing touches.
Add two googly eyes or draw your own eyes. Use a marker to give your beaver a little nose.
If desired, glue the maple leaf or the flag to his tummy.
5 – Once the glue dries you can gently slide your hand inside the bag and you’ll have your own beaver paper bag puppet!
Beaver Facts for kids
Beavers have orange teeth
Yes this is in fact true! They have naturally orange teeth due to a high amount of iron.
They’re teeth also keep growing for their whole life since they’re constant worn down from chewing wood.
Their large flat tails act as a rudder when they swim. They will also slap them on the water to warn others of danger.
Beavers live in a wood hut on top of the dams they build called a lodge. The entrance to the lodge is under water but inside it’s dry.
Beavers can be underwater for 6-8 minutes but they don’t live in the water.
Free Printable Beaver Craft template
This is a simple one page PDF printable. Two pages if you want the maple leaf and/or flag as well.
I printed ours on regular paper but you could use card stock if you wanted something sturdier.
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