Art & Craft Activities

David Shepherd, our founder, knew art was a wonderful way to help everyone understand the need for wildlife conservation. If you want to get arty and express your love of wildlife, our animal colouring sheets and other art and craft activities are the perfect way. You’ll find a great choice to download just below.

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Our activities have been created and curated by professional wildlife artists and educators.

So, if you want to make a pangolin, draw a painted dog, or create a creature, all you’ll need to do is download the instructions and get started. Some of the activities include short films to help explain what you need to do. And none require specialist equipment!

We love seeing what you’ve created – so please share your pics and finished work with us, and we’ll put the best on display right here on the website.

Just tell us your name and age, and make sure you don’t have your face in the picture. Send your pics as a .jpeg to  

Your support is vital in enabling us to continue our work, including providing these great activities. If you’d like to see more, even the smallest donation can make a big difference – so please consider giving anything you can.

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These are all examples of some of the craft workshops we can run in your school, club or library. If you would like to book, then please get in touch at

Free School Talks

Apply for Global Canvas

Children’s Art Competition

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Primary School Resources

Education is one of the DSWF’s key strategic pillars in our mission to fightprotect and engage on behalf of endangered species across the world. We have been delivering free assemblies, talks and workshops to schools, youth groups and children’s clubs for over 20 years. Find out how to invite DSWF to your school here.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Secondary School Resources

Access a selection of information, resources, activities designed to support both Educators and Students to better understand biodiversity and conservation.

Sixth Form Resources

Global Canvas children’s art competition is an annual international art contest run by DSWF, to encourage creativity from young people, to display thought and concern for our planet’s environment and the incredible wildlife that inhabit it.

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