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Tip: Use wrapping paper as fancy paper.

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Cut out several cardboard panels. The more the merrier.

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Decorate with different patterns and colors.

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Cut 6 slits in each block. Parents may want to do this part.

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Make the head of your animal. Here we're making a lion (raarrrr).

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Assemble all the animal parts.

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What other animals can you make?

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Looking good!

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Cardboard Blocks

Does your child have a favorite animal? You can bring it to life with these easy-to-make cardboard blocks.
 
Wrapping paper and used gift bags are a good way to add style. But colored paper and markers go a long way.
 

This activity involves cutting through cardboard so parents might need to lend a hand there.