In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about the platypus. We also featured a free download of a platypus coloring page for the kids (or you) to color. Here’s a few links to craft projects featuring the platypus that we found around the web.
platypus activities from around the web
Australian Crafts for Kids has a lot of crafts devoted to the unusual animals of Australia. She has instructions on how to make a platypus paper bag puppet using construction paper. There also is a clever way to turn a sock into a platypus stuffed toy. She also has crafts for other Australian animals. It is a fun website.
The Learn Create Love website has a free download of a paper platypus craft.
DLTK site has a craft of making a platypus from a toilet paper roll.
Have some spare paper lunch bags laying around? Then get ready to turn them into some platypus puppets. Use our free platypus paper bag puppet pattern designed by The Tucson Puppet Lady herself! It’s a great activity for the kids to color, cut out, glue and then play with.
If you want a puppet that lasts longer than a paper bag, then you can sew one with our Platypus Puppet Sewing Pattern. It’s a digital download, so you can start sewing immediately. We recommend using fleece and felt fabrics because they are inexpensive and readily available from craft stores.
Next Blog features books and free puppet pattern
In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few books which feature the platypus that preschoolers (and older kids) enjoy. The books range from fact to fiction. We’ll also have a free pattern download for a felt platypus hand puppet. You don’t even have to know how to sew, the whole puppet can be made using a hot glue gun. Stay tuned to our blog to get your free download.