This Paper Alligator Craft may possibly make me change my mind on alligators. I mean, not that I’m going to want to go up and pet one or anything. But if anything can make them cute, it’s this adorable, and simple, paper craft.
No matter how busy we may be, and a 3 year old always on the move and exploring has kept me plenty busy, there’s always time for simple paper crafts like this one. Especially when there’s an included Free Printable Alligator Template to go with it. Just cut, paste, and add some details to make your alligator your own.
Make a Simple Paper Alligator Craft
To make our Paper Alligator Craft you will need our alligator template, as well as light cardstock in shades of green, pink, and white.
The rest of the supplies include a black pen, a green marker, scissors, and a glue stick.
Alligator Paper Craft Supplies Needed
- Alligator Template
- Cardstock – light green, medium green, darker green, white, pink
- Black pen
- Green marker
- Glue stick
Paper Alligator Craft Step by Step Instructions
Start by printing the alligator template.
Trace the legs and body patterns on the medium dark green colored paper, trace the belly pattern on the light green colored paper and trace the scale borders on the dark shade of green colored paper. Cut out. You can cut out the eyes directly from the template. Also cut circles from the pink cardstock.
Position the scale borders along the top side of the tail part and the backside of the alligator body pattern.
Attach the 2 front legs on both sides of the body pattern.
Then glue the other 2 legs on the bottom.
Next, glue the light green belly cutout on the bottom side of the body base.
Then, glue the eyes and pink circle blush on the head part of the body base. Also, use a sharpie to draw the nose and the mouth of the alligator. Cut out tiny triangle shapes from white paper and attach them along the mouth line for teeth.
Finally, use a green sharpie to trace lines along the belly part.
Pin this Craft!
Be sure to pin the below image to Pinterest so that you can save this craft idea for later, too!
More Summer Crafts for Kids
For a few more fun summer craft ideas, be sure to also check out our Paper Loop Crabs, Cardboard Tube Yarn Wrapped Dragonflies, Paper Bag Jellyfish, and our fun Pom Fish Craft. We have many more fun summer crafts for kids at Our Kid Things, too!