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Rubbish Animals

It is time to get creative! We have three fun animal templates to choose from to allow you to make your very own animals, using items that would be thrown away! Ask a parent or guardian to help you.

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What you need

  • Scissors
  • Coloured card
  • Glue stick, PVA glue or glue gun
  • Pen
  • Bottles, kitchen roll tubes, or anything else you want to use!

What to do

  1. Choose which animal you would like to make and print out one of our online templates (below).
  2. Carefully cut out the body parts from your chosen template (ask an adult to help you).
  3. Place the body parts onto a piece of coloured card and trace around them.
  4. Use the scissors to cut out the shapes on the coloured card (ask an adult to help you).
  5. If you’d like to draw anything onto your card body parts, you can do that now.
  6. Using the glue stick, attach the body parts to the items you have chosen! You may need to fold one edge of the card to give an area for the glue to be applied to. Dashed lines show where to fold.
  7. Let the glue dry for a little while and then your balloon animal is complete!


Download the templates below and follow the instructions to make your own rubbish animals.

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