Our latest 3D Paper Zebra Craft joins a growing series 3D paper animal crafts – combining the creativity of craft, the interest of perspective and the fun of movement, they’ve really been capturing the imaginations of younger and older kids alike!
And we’ve noticed that safari animals are a firm favourite, so joining our giraffe, elephant and lion 3D paper crafts is – Zach the Zebra! With his jazzy stripes and big friendly smile, your little ones are going to love creating, and playing, with him!
How to Make a 3D Paper Zebra Craft
What you need:
White Card Stock ( for printing)
Bright Colored Cardstock
3 Strips of Black Cardstock
Paint (or coloring crayons)
How to Download the 3D Zebra Template:
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Let’s Make a 3D Zebra!
Paint the Zebra
Use your favourite paints or crayons to paint the zebra. Will you make him look realistic with black and white, or make him colorful like a rainbow?
When the zebra is dry, carefully cut out all the elements from the template.
Secure the Zebra’s Body
Then, stick the neck to the backing card – make sure you stick it at the bottom so you have enough room for his head.
Assemble the Face
Create the zebras face by sticking on two eyes, two ears and a cute tuft of hair to the top of his head.
Create Paper Loops
Cut a strip lengthwise from a sheet of black A4 card, and cut it in half. Take the first strip, curl it around to make a ring and secure it with a spot of glue so it doesn’t come undone. Repeat with the second strip.
Stick the first loop onto the backing card just above the zebra’s neck, and the second loop a couple of inches up.
Secure the Head
Carefully stick the zebra’s head onto the two card loops – make sure you don’t cover the back of the head with glue, otherwise he might end up stuck to the background!
Make a Large Paper Loop
Now we need to create a third loop, but this one needs to be bigger than the other two, so cut a wider strip of black card before curling it round and securing. Then gently flatten it a little between your hands.
Add the 2nd Lift
Stick the third loop vertically (standing up) onto the bottom of the zebra’s head.
Complete the 3d Paper Zebra Craft
Finally, glue the nose onto the third paper loop and your smiley zebra friend is ready to spring into action and: bounce! wobble! wiggle!
More Animal Crafts for Kids
Animal crafts are firm staple here at Arty Crafty Kids and we love to explore movement, shape and perspectives within our crafts.
Bobble Head Panda
Bobble Head Polar Bear
3D Tropical Fish