2D Shape Animal Crafts - Forest Animal Crafts; Fox, Bear and Raccoon (Template Included)

Have fun making your own furry friends with this cute forest animal shape craft. Thanks to our awesome kid-friendly printable template, these 2D shape animal crafts are beyond simple. Kids can easily ensemble this woodland animal craft and start decorating each furry creature right away.

2D shape animal crafts
Today we're inviting you and your little ones to explore the whimsical woodland of these adorable cute forest animals! 

There's a lot to love about papercraft projects, especially when the main characters are this level of adorable! 

Plus, it's totally tight-budget approved! We've only used paper of a few different colors, glue, our template, and a couple of markers.

If your little one is an animal lover, this animal shape craft will capture their imagination and attention for hours. They will be making not one, not two, but three cute animal shape crafts in the shape of a circle, triangle and square.

Do you love forest animals? Us too! Try some of these out!

And don't forget to check this Forest Emergent Reader or these 3D woodland coloring pages from our printable shop! 

Animal shape craft

2D Shape Animal Crafts

Animal Shape Craft - Supplies:

  • Forest Animal Shape Templates
  • Cardstock in different colors: orange, brown, grey and black.
  • Markers in black and white shade.
  • Googly eyes, medium size.
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Scroll down below to get a copy of our animal shape template, print it out, and cut out the shapes. 

How to make forest animal shape crafts

woodland animal shape craft

2D Shape Animal Craft - Circle Bear

We're starting with the circle-shaped bear craft. First, trace all the circle shapes from the template onto brown cardstock except for the second largest circle which needs to be on the black cardstock.

For the ears, take a black marker and color a circle right in the in centre of the two small circle cutouts.

animal shape craft

Glue the circle ears to the top of your large circle (as shown below)

2d shape craft - bear

Add the black circle as a nose and then glue on a pair of googly eyes.

how to make a bear craft from circles

Complete your circle bear craft by drawing a simple smile line using your black marker for the bear's mouth.

easy bear craft for toddlers and preschoolers. animal shape craft

Scroll down to see how to make the fox and raccoon shape crafts and to grab a copy of the shape animal template.

2d animal shape craft for toddlers and preschoolers

2D Shape Animal Craft - Triangle Fox

Now it is time to ensemble the triangle fox craft. Begin by tracing the triangle templates onto orange cardstock and then trace the small circle onto black cardstock. Cut out the shapes. 

woodland animal shape craft - fox craft

Using a white marker, draw and color a small triangle shape inside the small triangle cutouts.

animal shape craft - triangle fox

These are your fox's ears, so now you need to glue them in place (use the image below as a guide)

woodland animal shape craft for kids - fox

Use the same white marker to draw lines along each side of the bigger triangle (as shown below)

Then add the small black circle to the bottom of the triangle shape as the fox's nose and add some googly eyes to complete your triangle fox craft. 

fox craft for toddlers and preschoolers - animal shape craft

Scroll down to see how to make the raccoon shape crafts and to grab a copy of the shape animal template. 

animal shape craft for toddlers and preschoolers

2D Shape Animal Craft - Square Racoon

Now Just like in our other animals, to make this raccoon you need to start by cutting out the shapes from the template. Trace the squares on grey cardstock, and cut them out. Then trace the rectangle and the circle on black cardstock, and cut them out.

forest animal shape craft

Take the black rectangle shape and glue it onto the square as shown below. 

how to make a racoon shape craft for kids

For the raccoon's ears, draw and color a small square inside the two small square shapes. 

easy raccoon shape craft

Now, place the ears in place and glue them on. Add the small black circle to the bottom of the racoon's face as a nose. 

forest animal shape craft - square raccoon

Then glue googly eyes on top of the black rectangle to complete your square racoon craft. 

raccoon craft for toddlers and preschoolers - animal shape craft

Your shape animal forest is now complete! 

2d shape forest animal crafts

Scroll down for the shape animal template 
woodland animal shape craft


To download the printable 2D shape animal template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: shape. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

2d shape animal craft template

We hope that you have fun creating these 2d shape animal crafts. You could choose your favourite animal shape craft to recreate, whether that be the circle bear craft, triangle fox craft, or square racoon craft, but why not make all three and create your own mini forest full of shape animals. 

2D shape animal craft with forest animal shape craft template.

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