These articulated paper animals that Meagan designed are such a cute and fun craft for kids to help assemble. Our template below includes three designs — a squirrel, rabbit, and chickadee. Cut them by hand using our PDF template, or we have also included a Print Then Cut file if you prefer to use your cutting machine.

Ready to get started? Check out our supplies list below, then download the project file you want to use at the end of the post.

articulated spring animals

Hop into spring

We love simple paper crafts like this one! If you adore these articulated paper animals as much as we do, you might also like our articulated paper horses and paper bunnies. The brads make them movable, and you can use your extra brads for other crafts, too, like these ladybug valentines.

Skill level: Beginner

Other projects shown: Felt eucalyptus

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Download our printable template if cutting by hand or our Print Then Cut file if using a cutting machine. For Print Then Cut, Cricut Design Space will resize the image; to print and cut the correct size, resize the image to W6.5″ x H9.” Assemble your cut pieces using the brads to hold them together. 


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