Studio Claremont: Art at Home Kids Art Project (Endangered and Vulnerable Animal Puppets)

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Studio Claremont: Art at Home Kids Art Project (Endangered and Vulnerable Animal Puppets)   CoachArt partners are a driving force in our community! A valued CoachArt partner, Studio Claremont, has provided art lessons for CoachArt kids impacted by childhood chronic illness since 2008. Located in Claremont, California, Studio Claremont is a liberal arts studio that focuses on creating a warm, welcoming, and peaceful space for children, ages 4-18. They teach all mediums of art along with art history and the elements and principles of design.

In order to continue providing high-quality art education for children during the COVID-19 health crisis, Studio Claremont is providing the Creating Art at Home Blog, designed to help kids continue their creativity and reduce their stress at home. Get inspired to create art with your kids, your students, or even yourself! All lessons provided on their blog are provided FREE of charge. Today, we’re sharing their Endangered and Vulnerable Animals Education and Puppets art activity for kids to create at home!

Art at Home Kids Art Project

Endangered and Vulnerable Animal Education

Before the temporary studio closure, our studio artists were learning all about endangered and vulnerable animals and creating art relating to these important creatures. We wanted to create an educational slideshow about a few endangered and vulnerable animals so you can continue your learning from home. Throughout the next couple of weeks, we will be using the animals in the slideshow as inspiration for our at home art. Click through the slideshow below or download the file. Then make your own puppets with Studio Claremont’s Free Download.

Learn About Endangered and Vulnerable Animals: Download Studio Claremont’s PDF


Art at Home: Endangered and Vulnerable Animal Puppets

This project is a fun and easy activity you can do at home with just a few materials. These simple puppets can be used for imaginative play and provide hours of entertainment for your young artist!


All you need to create this project is…

  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Pencils or popsicle sticks or pens (really any item that your puppet can be taped to)
  • Tape
  • A printer and paper (if you don’t have a printer you can recreate the project using the template for inspiration to draw your own)
  • The FREE digital download provided by Studio Claremont here!


Step 1 – Print out the free animal template from Studio Claremont.

Alternative: Print out the blank template to create your own characters.

Step 2 – Color all the animals with whatever materials you have.

Step 3 – Cut each animal out.

Step 4 – Tape each puppet to a pencil, popsicle stick, marker, pen, whatever you have works.

Step 5 – Play and enjoy! Your puppets look great!



Give a "virtual high five" on National High Five Day (Thursday, April 19th), and $5 will be donated to CoachArt!Since 2001, CoachArt has matched volunteer coaches with students for one-on-one or group lessons in arts and athletics. Our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.

CoachArt offers free art and athletic lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings between the ages of 5-18 in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego. If your child has been diagnosed with a chronic condition, we invite you to fill out a student eligibility form or get in touch to learn if CoachArt is right for your child.

CoachArt partners are a driving force in our community. We spotlight our partners and their generous contributions in our newsletters, here on our website, and in conversations on social media platforms.  Together, we make the lives of children suffering from chronic illness better. We have specific opportunities available for program partners, corporations, healthcare organizations, and grant-making foundations. Please fill out an interest form and let us know how you want to get involved!

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