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Woodland Animals Paper Craft Wreath (with Free Template)

This easy kids craft celebrates our love of camping and the outdoors. Here’s the free printable template and simple instructions on how to make an adorable woodland animals paper craft wreath.

two paper wreaths with woodland animals

Kid Friendly Craft

Though this cute wreath looks complicated, it’s not! All it takes is having cut out templates (an adult or older child can do that) and gluing them on a cardstock wreath base.

In fact, this might be a great craft to use up paper scraps!

The woodland animals paper wreath is a perfect way to teach kids about woodland animals. And creating natural habitats for them to live in. Which makes it a great homeschooling project.

It’s also a fun way to get kids excited about camping, hiking in the woods, or visiting National Parks. Do this paper craft before or after the activity to celebrate all of the wonderful woodland animals to be found.

If you like this craft but it looks too complicated for little ones, check out our easy forest animal paper bags. And these coloring gift tags with scenes from nature.

Older kids might also like sewing this owl plush or this mushroom plushy which are easy crafts to celebrate nature.

woodland animals paper wreaths craft

How to Make Woodland Animals Paper Craft Wreath

Note: The free printable templates for this paper wreath craft include the following animals:

  • Fox
  • Rabbit
  • Squirrel

This tutorial only shows the fox paper template. Photos only show the rabbit and fox wreaths. However, the squirrel is on the printable template pattern. And you can choose to use all of the woodland animals on one wreath.


  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Cardstock paper to make the wreath base
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors
  5. Craft glue
  6. Black gel pen or Sharpie
  7. Free Woodland Animals Printable Template


Step 1:

Trace the wreath base on a cardstock paper or cardboard. Trace the leaves on green colored craft papers. Cut out the traced wreath base and leaves.

paper wreath circle with cut green paper leaves

Step 2:

Take each leaf cutout and fold them into half lengthwise to create a crease line.

paper green leaves folded in half

Step  3:

Take the leaves and glue them on the paper wreath base however you want. I am keeping the leaves stacked on a side, but you could cover the entire wreath with leaves if you would like.

green paper leaves glued on a white paper wreath

Step -4:

Trace the animal (fox) patterns on colored craft papers and cut them out with scissors.

paper template for fox

Step 5:

Stick the fox template cutouts to complete the paper animal, as seen below.

woodland fox paper craft

Step 6:

Use a sharpie to draw the face details of the paper animals. Draw eyes and a round dot for the nose.

Step 7:

Cut out the other patterns (mushroom and tree) and join the parts to complete each item.


paper templates mushroom tree fox

Step 8:

Glue the mushroom and tree on the wreath base. Glue these to the back of the wreath so that they look like they are growing out of the wreath.

paper mushroom and tree glued on paper wreath base

Step 9:

Place and glue the woodland fox on the wreath base in the front.

woodland animals paper craft wreath

FAQs for Woodland Animals Wreath Craft

  1. Can I Use Felt? Yes, you can. However, you still need to have a strong and sturdy wreath base. Use cardstock or cardboard for the base. You can cover it with felt if you’d like.
  2. What Can I Use for the Wreath Base? Cardstock works best, because it is rigid and supportive. Posterboard is thicker than paper but might not have enough strength. You could always repurpose a corrugated cardboard box to cut the wreath base.
  3. What Kind of Glue to Use? We used normal craft glue. You could also use a glue stick. Hot glue might work, too, but it’s not kid-friendly.
  4. How Can I Customize This Wreath? Here are some ideas:
  • Use orange, brown and yellow paper to make fall leaves on the wreath
  • Choose different colors for the mushroom and animals
  • Use all of the animals on one wreath, or two of them
  • Decorate the tree with drawn-on birds, Christmas garland, etc.
  • Make the wreath in all pastels for a baby’s nursery



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