Critter Crafts

Ready to snuggle up to a winter (or anytime) project? We've got you covered with your favorite feathered or furred friends crafts for all ages.


Ever wonder what to do with your leftover cardboard tubes? Create your own menagerie! Perfect for parents and kids to craft together, see what creatures you can make with inexpensive items and a bit of imagination in 51 Things to Make With Cardboard Tubes or explore Cardboard Box Engineering. Upcycling is awesome! Parents, check out Side by Side: 20 Collaborative Projects for Crafting with Your Kids, too.  


Love birds and love fabric crafts? With a basic sewing understanding, make your own aviary in The Artful Bird. There's also needle-felting animals sure to charm you in Little Felted Animals and Little Needle-felt Animals.

You can't help but be charmed by Woolbuddies for simple needlefelting projects, and Countryside Softies to make your own stuffed animals. Both books feature crafts for all skill levels. 


Do you love knitting? Check out these animal (and monster) themed knit crafts to warm your little ones' head, fingers and toes in Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit or make adorable toys in Itty-Bitty Toys and Teeny-tiny Mochimochi. Whip up a few amigurumi characters in Little Knitted Creatures or take a walk on the wild side in Knitted Wild Animals. Dog lovers will be fascinated by the popular Knit your Own Dog.

Don't worry, crocheters! Amigurume Pets are going to keep your fingers stitching away many happy hours. ABC Crochet will teach you the techniques you need to know as you crochet the ABCs. 


Feeling inspired by all these critters but want to branch out and do something wild? Check out Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild About Oceans if you want to explore creatures of the deep or Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild About Rainforests if you're interested in rainforests.