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Make one of 13 Australian paper plate animals with our latest printable collection!

This set of templates is a fun way to support kids learning about Australian animals and includes a selection of Aussie birds, mammals and one reptile (the croc of course!) that can all be created from paper plates.

Get the Australian paper plate animal ebook here.

Australian paper plate animals – easy craft templates for kids

Thanks to being an isolated continent, Australia has lots of unique animals not found anywhere else in the world. Some are iconic, like kangaroos and koalas. Others are notoriously fearsome, like the salt water croc. Some are less well-known, like the super cute Quokkas and Numbats.

Funnily enough, many of these animals are just the right shape to recreate from a paper plate!

paper plate crocodile

That’s exactly what I’ve done with this set of kids craft templates. Kids can learn about each animal with some fascinating facts while they craft too.

What’s in the Australian paper plate animal ebook?

  • Thirteen printable templates which can be printed to card stock, cut out and attached to paper plates to make an animal
  • Interesting facts about each animal and a finished example, photographed against a paper habitat
  • General step-by-step instructions with photographs 
  • Written instructions for how to decorate each unique animal and a shape map to show where the pieces go
  • List of the basic supplies you will need for the craft projects – mainly card stock, paper plates, glue, sponges and paint
  • Printable paper googly eyes (so you don’t have to use plastic ones!)

kookaburra facts and template

Australian animals pages

The animals are decorated by adding texture to the assembled craft using various techniques. These include sponge stamps, Q-tips, finger prints and for the croc a DIY bubble wrap stamp.

decorating the paper plate croc

What Australian animals are included?

The animals included in the ebook are:

  • Bilby
  • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
  • Salt Water Crocodile
  • Echidna
  • Emu
  • Kangaroo – jumping
  • Kangaroo – standing with joey in pouch
  • Koala
  • Kookaburra
  • Numbat
  • Platypus
  • Quokka
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Wombat

Of course, there are way too many amazing Australian animals to be able to include them all, but these thirteen templates are a good place to start.

paper plate platypus

paper plate kangaroos

paper plate cockatoo

koala craft for kids

paper plate Australain animals

paper plate animals

So, who’s ready to get crafting? You can get your copy of the Australian Animals ebook in our printables store (also available in our TPT store).

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