Top 10 Donkey Crafts For Preschoolers

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Right from the ‘Simpson and His Donkey’ days, donkeys are quite famous cartoon characters among preschoolers. Most kids love teasing one another with ‘Donkey’ or ‘You do donkey work!’. And, questions, such as ‘Why does the donkey bray?’ and ‘What does the donkey work mean?’, are prominent among preschoolers.

So, if your budding zoologist can’t stop bugging you with several questions about donkeys, then why don’t you help her learn more about the animal by teaching her some brilliant donkey crafts. To help you do the same, Mom Junction is glad to list ten creative and engaging donkey craft activities for preschoolers. Scroll down to learn more.

10 Amazing Donkey Crafts For Preschoolers:

1. Straw Donkey Craft:

Donkey Craft - Straw Donkey Craft

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You Will Need:

  • Lots of dry straws
  • Thick, long brown threads
  • Red, wool hat
  • Glue
  • A small colorful mat
  • Red wool ribbon
  • Two round black buttons

How To:

  1. Provide your preschooler lots of dry, brown straws and guide her to gather them and bunch them up into various parts of the donkey ultimately creating the entire animal.
  1. Form the head, body, legs, and tail by making bundles of the dry straws and tie all the bunches together so that they will stay intact and develop the shape of the animal as you see in the figure.
  1. Once the picture of the donkey is complete, decorate it with red wool ornaments. Place a red wool hat on its head, colorful, small mat on its back, and tie a red ribbon around its head and tail.
  1. Glue on a pair of black buttons in the right place on its head making the eyes of the animal.

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2. Fruit And Candy Donkey Craft:

Donkey Craft - Fruit And Candy Donkey Craft

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You Will Need:

  • An orange
  • Knife
  • Two red triangular candies
  • One white round candy
  • One orange and white spiral candy
  • Four vertical red candies
  • Two yellow candies
  • Tiny brown candies
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Use the white round candy as the head of the donkey. Make the body of the animal by using the spiral orange and white candy.
  1. Use a knife and cut a slice of the orange with it. Use the slice as the neck to join the head and body of the donkey.
  1. Place two red triangular candies on the top of the head and develop two ears of the animal.
  1. Glue on two tiny brown candies on the white face as a pair of eyes.
  1. Paste one yellow candy below the eyes as the mouth of the animal.
  1. Now, place four vertical red candies below the body of the animal and form its legs.
  1. Use one yellow candy and glue it at the rear end of the body as the tail of the donkey.

3. Clay Donkey Craft:

Donkey Craft - Clay Donkey Craft

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You Will Need:

  • Blue clay
  • White clay
  • Little black earth

How To:

  1. Provide your preschooler a lot of blue clay and help her out to shape it into the body of a donkey. Form head, body, two front legs, two rear legs, and a pair of ears by using the blue earth as you see in the image.
  1. Develop the mouth of the animal with the help of white clay. Make two holes in the white mouth to create a couple of nostrils.
    Make two small balls of the black clay and place them over the face of the donkey as two eyes.

4. Tissue Paper Handmade Donkey Craft:

Donkey Craft - Tissue Paper Handmade Donkey Craft

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You Will Need:

  • A white drawing sheet
  • Pencil
  • Lots of colorful tissue papers, such as blue, violet, red, yellow, green, pink, and white tissues.
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Provide your kid a large white sheet of paper and help her to draw an image of a donkey on it by using a pencil. Outline the head, ears, body, legs, and tail of the animal.
  1. Give lots of colorful soft papers to your preschooler and help her to cut out small and long strips out of them by using a pair of scissors.
  1. Now, paste the colorful pieces of tissues on the image of the donkey such that no piece of the same color should come adjacent to each other. The picture of donkey should be full of layers of colorful strips as you see in the image.
  1. Create the eye of the animal by drawing an eye on a white paper and sticking it in the right place on the head area of the craft.

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5. Donkey Mural Painting:

Donkey Craft - Donkey Mural Painting

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You Will Need:

  • One wall
  • Black marker or pencil
  • Dark brown, white, and black paints
  • A paint brush

How To:

  1. Guide your preschooler to draw an image of a donkey on a plain wall with the help of a black marker. Create head, ears, neck, body, four legs, and tail of the animal.
  1. Dip the paint brush in the dark brown paint and help your kid paint the entire picture of the donkey in the dark brown color.
  1. Use little black color and create eyes and mouth of the animal.
  1. Paint a semi-oval base below the legs of the donkey in white color to show that the animal is balancing itself on the base.

6. Yellow Paprika And Wooden Donkey Craft:

Donkey Craft - Yellow Paprika And Wooden Donkey Craft

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You Will Need:

  • Lots of tiny wooden logs of equal sizes
  • One long, slim wooden log which is having three splits at one end such that one split coming downwards and two splits in the front.
  • Five medium long wooden sticks
  • Glue
  • One yellow paprika
  • Thick threads

How To:

  1. Gather all small wooden logs which are similar in size. Place one long wooden log having three splits at an end in between the bunch of small logs. Two divisions of the wooden stick represent the ears, and one split is pointing the floor represent the mouth of the donkey.
  1. Now, tie the bunch of logs together by using thick threads. The tied logs make the body of the donkey.
  1. Paste one of the medium size wooden stick at the rear side of the body of the animal as its tail.
  1. Place four medium size sticks vertically on the floor and balance the tied bunch of wooden logs on it. The sticks represent four legs of the donkey. Paste the body of the animal on the upper ends of the sticks.
  1. Place a yellow paprika on the top of the bunch of logs as the load or luggage for the donkey to carry.

7. Donkey Mask:

Donkey Craft - Donkey Mask

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You Will Need:

  • Two or three sheets of white card paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Red, black, gray, and brown paint
  • Paint brush
  • Rubber bands
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Guide your preschooler to draw a semi-circular head of the donkey comprising the eyes on a white sheet of paper. Cut the head out using scissors.
  1. Draw one round mouth of the donkey on one white paper. Cut the mouth out and paste it on the lower part of the head.
  1. Draw two long ears of the donkey on another white paper and cut them out using the scissors. Stick the ears on the top of the head area completing the structure of the mask.
  1. Now, use a paint brush and paint the head gray leaving out the eyes. Color the eyeballs black. Color the outer part of ears gray and its inner sides red.
  1. Use brown paint and create two nostrils on the white circular mouth. Make an arc to create the mouth.
  1. Tie a long rubber band at the backside of the donkey mask craft and guide your preschooler to wear it on her face.

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8. French Donkey Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • One sheet of drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Food colors, namely blue, red, and white
  • A paint brush

How To:

  1. Guide your preschooler to draw an image of a donkey on a white drawing sheet. Outline its head, ears, neck, body, four legs, and tail. Draw three stars on its body.
  1. Draw a thin strip at the bottom of the body and above the four legs of the donkey.
  1. Now, paint all the body coming above the small strip blue using blue food color and paint brush and leaving out the stars.
  1. Let the strip above the legs be in the white color.
  1. Color all four legs red using red paint and paint brush and your French donkey craft for kids is ready.

9. Donkey Fabric Patchwork:

Donkey Craft - Donkey Fabric Patchwork

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You Will Need:

  • One simple light yellow sheet of card paper
  • Pencil
  • Lots of colorful rags of clothes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Guide your preschooler to draw an image of a donkey on the light yellow-colored sheet of paper using a pencil. Draw the face, eyes, ears, mouth, body, tail, and four legs of the animal.
  1. Provide your child many colorful pieces of clothes and help her cut out the fabric using the scissors such that patches of fabric fit in individual parts of the donkey.
  1. Four strips of colorful rags should fit in the place of the legs. Fill the body of the animal with numerous vertical strips of rags. Similarly, cut a semi-circular piece of cloth to make the face and a round piece of fabric for the mouth.
  1. Cut the shape of the tail, ears, eyes, and nostrils out of different pieces of clothes and paste them at the right places on the  paper as you see in the picture.

10. Wool And Stone Donkey Craft:

Donkey Craft - Wool And Stone Donkey Craft

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You Will Need:

  • Lot of wool of gray color
  • Four small round stones
  • Gray and orange clay
  • Glue
  • Two small black beads

How To:

  1. Provide your preschooler plenty of gray wool and help her shape the body and legs of the donkey as you see in the image.
  1. Paste four small circular stones at the end of each leg using the glue.
  1. Now, use gray clay and shape the upper face and ears of the donkey. Develop the mouth of the animal by using orange earth, and club the mouth below the face as you see in the image.
  1. Place two small black beads in the place of eyes on the face of the donkey.
  1. Stick some gray wool at the top of the head in between the ears and the craft is ready.

Did your preschooler try any fun donkey handicraft activities? Which donkey craft ideas did she like the most? Share your opinions and ideas in the comment section below.

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