How To Make A Brilliant Beaver Craft For Kids

Beaver Craft step by step instructions to make with your kids along with a template.

Are you looking for an easy beaver craft template to make with your kids?

Beaver pattern craft

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We have just what you need. We will provide you with the necessary supply list and step-by-step instructions to make your beaver paper craft by hand.

We not only have the craft instructions for you, but we also give you more keep reading for fun beaver facts and jokes to round out your craft time.

To have more beaver fun grab a book or video about beavers while you are doing your craft. It is always great to help your preschoolers or kindergartners link the facts with a fun, hands-on activity.

Quick Beaver Facts

  • Beavers have orange teeth
  • They slap their tail on the water to indicate danger
  • Beavers can stay underwater for 6-8 minutes
  • They are the largest rodents in North America
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The Benefits Of Crafts For Kids

Hand eye coordination picture

There are so many reasons why crafts are great to do with your kids, and hand-eye coordination is one of those reasons. That makes this beaver craft for preschool a great idea.

I know squeezing craft time into your busy schedule is hard, but the rewards for your kids are great.

Hand-eye coordination is one positive of craft time. It is the ability to do activities that require the simultaneous use of your hands and eyes.  Crafts are perfect for building your kiddo’s hand-eye coordination skills.

Using crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color the craft is great. Also, using scissors and glue helps engage all of those eye-hand coordination skills.

Beaver craft picture

The Craft Options

We like to make crafting easy on you as the parent, so we offer a couple of options for making your beaver.

If you are good at working those scissors to cut out the shapes you need to craft your beaver, you can scroll down and find the step-by-step instructions. We give you the shapes that will make your craft.

If you are not super crafty and want to do things the easy way, we have you covered. We have done all of the hard work and created a print-and-go craft template for you.

You can choose to make this little guy black and white and let your preschooler or kindergartner color it how they want. Or, if you want super easy, you print out the pre-colored template and simply cut and glue.

Whatever works for you, we can help you along the way.

Beaver craft pattern cover template

This Brilliant Beaver Craft Template includes…

  • Black and white template just Print, Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • Template (Already Colored) just Print, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • A Beaver Coloring sheet
  • 8.5 by 11 Brilliant Beaver craft poster

Supplies You Need To Make Your Beaver Craft

beaver supplies needed for craft
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper
    • Light brown
    • Dark brown
    • Tan
    • White
    • Black
  • Template (Optional)

Step By Step Instructions to Make Your Beaver Craft

Beaver instructions

Step 1


  • Cut a teardrop shape out of light brown paper (Body)
    • The pointy side of the teardrop is the top (Where the head goes)

Step 2


  • Cut out an oval, light brown paper (Head)
  • Cut a half circle, light brown paper (Head)
  • Glue the oval to the circle (Head)
  • Glue the head to the Body

Step 3

Arms & Feet

  • Cut two skinny rectangles out of light brown paper (Arms)
  • Round the edges of the rectangles (Arms)
  • Cut out two light brown ovals (feet)
  • Glue to the body

Step 4


  • Cut out two white half-ovals (Eyes)
  • Cut out two smaller black half-ovals (Inner eyes)
  • Cut out two white rectangles (Teeth)
  • Cut out a black oval (Nose)

Step 5


  • Cut two light brown half circles
  • Cut two smaller dark brown circles (Inner Ear)

Step 6 (Last step of Beaver Craft)


  • Cut out a dark brown oval
  • (optional) Draw a Crisscross pattern on the tail

By now, you should have a unique beaver to display in your house for all to see and a proud kiddo who is excited to share it with everyone.

Beaver Jokes For Kids

  1. What did the Beaver say to the tree?
    • It’s been nice gnawing you
  2. What is a beaver’s favorite snack?
    • Wood chips
  3. Where do beavers keep their money?
    • In the riverbank

I hope you enjoy your Brilliant Beaver paper craft made fun and easy.

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