Make a fun and easy zebra paper hat for kids to wear when you go to the zoo or for a jungle animal party.
Stripes are always in style, and you can wear them, too, with this zebra paper hat! It is such a simple DIY hat for kids to make.
You may want to have the hat for an animal-themed party or a birthday party for little ones who love zoo animals. If you’re looking for a variety of animal hats, try also my panda paper hat and the giraffe paper hat. All these headband are perfect for both kids and adults to wear.
Easy to use in the classroom with your students, in case you are a teacher, this paper craft pairs well with a preschool animal study unit. It requires no prep work, and this is always a plus. Students just have to color, cut and tape together.
The template comes with both colored and black and white versions.
The black and white option is for coloring.
This big template is easy for toddlers and preschoolers to color.
Coloring has many benefits for children, including improvement in color recognition, small motor development, hand-eye coordination, pattern identification, creativity, design planning, and focus. Try crayons, colored pencils, markers or other options to make it your own!
The colored option is print-ready for cutting.
Cutting helps children build hand-eye coordination and bilateral muscle cooperation using right and left hands. It also strengthens hands and builds dexterity.
Fun fact about zebras
Scientists have determined zebras are black with white stripes and not white with black stripes as we all may think.
Zebra paper hat
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How to make a zebra headband
Print the headband on white paper.
Color the zebra, if using the black and white template. Cut the front piece out.
Tape two side panels to the front piece.
Bend the headband into a circle. Wrap it around the kid’s head to check for fit. Tape the ends together.