Colorful Cardboard Animal Heads

Animal head cardboard box crafts

Easy cardboard crafts include cardboard box crafts. 

An animal head can be created as a cardboard sculpture.

How to make an animal head out of cardboard

Here’s a simple way to make a cardboard animal head:

These fantastic animal heads are made from nothing more than cereal boxes, newspaper, flour paste, and paint—

It’s a simple project that you will love doing because it expands the creative imagination of the children.

To transform your cereal box into a colourful animal you will need…

  • Small or medium cereal boxesAnimal heads
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Newspaper
  • Tempera paint

First, make up some papier-maché paste… Combine 11/2 cups water and 1 cup flour; stir vigorously. Add 1/3 cup white glue and mix well. (You’ll need about 11/2 cups of paste per animal.)

Use masking tape to attach the side flaps along each edge. Trim excess.

Cut out ears from a second cereal box and attach them to the animal head with masking tape.

Use white glue to attach tightly crumpled balls of newspaper to the head for eyes and/or a nose.

Tear newspaper into strips and squares that are roughly 2 to 4 inches wide.

Dip the paper into the papier-maché paste, and smooth strips onto the animal head.

Continue adding paper until all sections are covered with a few layers. Let it dry overnight.

Decorate head with tempera paint, adding paper whiskers and eyelashes with white glue.

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Use hot glue to attach an unfolded paper clip to the back for hanging.

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