KPBS Kids: Wild Kratts Craft

Create an African Savanna sunset!

Activity best for children age 2 and up

Today we read the book Wild in Africa by Martin and Chris Kratt. In this story, Martin and Chris visit the continent of Africa! With the help of Spotswat the cheetah cub, they learned all about the different animals that live in the African Savanna. Animals like lions, warthogs, elephants, and giraffes live together on the lush grasslands of the Savanna and each animal has different creature powers, or adaptations, that help it survive in this unique habitat. Being the world’s fastest land animal is the cheetah’s super creature power.  They can run up to 75 miles per hour! What is your favorite African animal? For our activity today we are going to create an African Savanna sunset with a silhouette of your favorite African animal.

Materials you’ll need:

Colored Paper


Glue stick



Have one piece of paper be your background. Rip some colored paper into strips. Warm colors like orange, yellow, and pink will help make a beautiful sunset! You can also rip some green paper to be trees or grass.

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Use the glue stick to glue the ripped pieces down onto your background paper.

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Have your grown-up help you to find an outline of an African animal that you like or draw your own.

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Cut out your animal silhouette and glue it down on the paper. Your African Savanna picture is done! What animal will you make next?

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