Though the weather is still nice and toasty, summer break is winding down. But, before we send those kiddos back to school (or back to “distance learning” in many cases), I thought I’d share a fun paper craft for both adults and kids to enjoy. Spend a little time making these cute safari puzzle animals today!
After seeing people making really simple felt puzzle animals for their kids, and I thought it would be fun to make my own paper versions. As I designed these, I wanted them to have slightly more dimension than some of the felt ones I had seen: so that the animals are a little more recognizable.
When putting these together for this post, I chose to add a little hot glue to the cross sections so that they would hold up well when I photographed them; but, I’m going to make a second set for my kids to use that they can put together and take a part over and over again.
I had kids in mind when I crated these designs, but I had so much fun putting them together myself, that there really is no reason that adults can’t enjoy them. Once I had them assembled, I made my husband come in and look at them all because I just thought they were so dang cute!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other 3D freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting these safari puzzle animals together! If I create more sets like these, what kinds of animals would you like to see next?
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