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Paper Animals

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Paper Animals

This resource contains ideas and brief instructions on how to build animals out of construction paper and other simple materials. Included are tips on how to roll, fold, and cut paper to make various animals parts. Learners may enjoy making a "frankenfish" that expands.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • markers
  • assortment of art supplies: play dough, craft sticks, straws, pipe cleaners, etc.


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, Science Museum of Minnesota,

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, 0087813


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