Make Stick & Clay Animals | Outlearn Activity Guide

The woodland is alive with small creatures, could you creative them using sticks or clay? Making stick and clay animals focuses on fine motor skills and imagination. This allows children to better understand nature, their environment and to express creativity.


  • Clay
  • Paints
  • String
  • Paper/Pencil
  • Scissors


Mould clay into the shape of an animal, an imaginary monster or even Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer. Use sticks and twigs, and other natural materials to add legs, antlers or horns. Let your imagination run wild.

Why not try drawing your creatures out first then make them!

Safety Tips

Use good practice when using secateurs, and wash your hands after the activity.