Safari Puzzle Animals – Kids Paper Craft

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!

Safari Puzzle Animals

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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.

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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!

Safari Puzzle Animals

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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26 Comments

26 Comments on Safari Puzzle Animals – Kids Paper Craft

  1. Leanne McNicholas
    August 12, 2020 at 7:18 am (2 months ago)

    Thank you soooo much for your free designs. I was trying to figure what to do with my grand kids this weekend and they will LOVE making the animals and the Doll House. They already love the paper lanterns. I appreciate you taking the time to make the designs.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Leanne

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 9:27 am (2 months ago)

      Yay! That makes me so happy!!

      Have fun with the grandkids this weekend! 馃槉

      Reply
  2. Sandra
    August 12, 2020 at 7:51 am (2 months ago)

    Thank you for your designs. I look forward to your posts. Each one is so exciting. How perfect are these for a birthday party.

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 9:28 am (2 months ago)

      Thank you Sandra! Yes, definitely!! These would be such a fun and simple addition to a safari-themed birthday party. 馃槉

      Reply
  3. Charlotte McGregor
    August 12, 2020 at 8:25 am (2 months ago)

    Love these. Any type animal made like these would be great for kids. I make cards for hospitalized kids that are sent by an organization all over the US. I think adding an envelope containing one of theses would be great. Thank you so much for sharing ideas for free that others would probably sell instead os sharing.

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 9:29 am (2 months ago)

      That is very cool! What a great way to spread kindness and joy! I’m glad my designs can be a part of it. 鉂わ笍

      Reply
  4. 讚讘讜专讛 讻抓
    August 12, 2020 at 9:17 am (2 months ago)

    Your designs are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Every post of yours is adorable and I’m waiting for it

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 9:29 am (2 months ago)

      Aww, thank you so much!! 馃槉

      Reply
  5. Terry Smith
    August 12, 2020 at 9:17 am (2 months ago)

    Oh these are just too cute! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents!

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 9:30 am (2 months ago)

      Thank you Terry! I’m so glad you like them!! 馃槉

      Reply
  6. Mary H
    August 12, 2020 at 10:50 am (2 months ago)

    The animals ARE so danged cute! Thank you.

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm (2 months ago)

      Aww, thank you Mary!! 馃槉

      Reply
  7. Pam
    August 12, 2020 at 11:00 am (2 months ago)

    Mandee, your work is incredible. I too look forward to your e-mails.

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm (2 months ago)

      Thank you so much Pam! That makes me very happy to hear!!

      Reply
  8. Kathy
    August 12, 2020 at 1:47 pm (2 months ago)

    Amazingly clever! Your animals are cute in every way and so many opportunities to use them, gifts, table decorations, general entertainment, and on and on. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful designs.

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    • Mandee
      August 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm (2 months ago)

      Thank you so much Kathy! You are too sweet. 鉂わ笍

      Reply
  9. Ali van den Berge
    August 13, 2020 at 1:30 am (2 months ago)

    Thank you Mandee for the lovely designs. The 3D doll house is fabilous and please continue making more:-).

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    • Mandee
      August 17, 2020 at 10:07 am (1 month ago)

      Thank you so much!! 鉂わ笍

      Reply
  10. U.L.
    August 13, 2020 at 1:59 am (2 months ago)

    Wieder ganz toll die Tiere. Vielen Dank f眉r麓s teilen. Fantastisch wieviel M眉he sie sich immer machen.

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    • Mandee
      August 17, 2020 at 10:07 am (1 month ago)

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like my designs!!

      Reply
  11. Rowena Hunt
    August 13, 2020 at 2:23 pm (2 months ago)

    We have just gone back into lock down and I would just love to say thank you for your awesome designs. Me and my two teens will be busy now!!!So many cute things to make.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      August 17, 2020 at 10:08 am (1 month ago)

      You are very welcome! Hopefully you can make some good memories together in these weird times. 馃檪

      Reply
  12. designdreamer
    August 14, 2020 at 9:20 pm (2 months ago)

    WOW!! You are the most GENEROUS person I’ve ever come across!!! Thank you so much!!! Very sweet also. I think I read you’re the oldest of 10? I’ve got you beat by one, and I’M in the middle, and also probably old enough to be your mother, but we still have that LARGE family think in common. Thanks again!

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    • Mandee
      August 17, 2020 at 10:16 am (1 month ago)

      Thank you so much! And it’s always awesome to meet someone else who comes from a big family. You and I were never without a friend growing up, that’s for sure! 馃槉

      Reply
  13. maman-cocci
    September 17, 2020 at 9:33 am (2 weeks ago)

    C’est magnifique. Merci pour ce partage

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    • Mandee
      September 17, 2020 at 10:24 am (2 weeks ago)

      You are most welcome!

      Reply

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