Kids will love following the patterns on these LEGO Animal Building Cards. There are 8 different animals to build, and the ideas will also inspire kids to create their own designs!

Kids can either build the animals from the photos in this post, or you can print a set of building cards at the bottom of the page. I think the building cards would make a very nice classroom center!

I would recommend the animal building cards for ages 5 to 9 or so. But really it depends on the kid!

I’ve been wanting to do some LEGO® mosaic art for awhile, and since I currently have a broken arm, this was the perfect one-armed project for me! It was so nice to get back to doing something creative again.

Be sure to check out our other LEGO® building cards – we’ve got LEGO® Superhero Building Cards and LEGO® Fall Building Cards.

LEGO Animal Building Cards

Designing LEGO® mosaic art is a little harder than it looks. They seem like such simple projects, but it can be tricky to get the animal to look like what you have in mind! I found it helpful to use Perler bead patterns or pixel art patterns for inspiration. I modified Perler bead ideas from Pinterest to make the panda, the parrot, the dog, and the cat.

Make Your Own Animal Mosaic Building Book

I printed the animal cards, punched a hole in each corner, and put them on a ring. Well, technically my husband did this since I’m down to one arm. Thanks, hubby! It makes a great building book for kids. They can flip through the cards and choose which one they want to build!

LEGO® Animal Mosaic Patterns

Here are the animals we made. Each of the animals were built on a 16 x 16 plate, but kids can use a larger baseplate if desired. Encourage kids to modify the designs if they don’t have the exact bricks or colors shown!



FOX (This is maybe my favorite one. But it’s hard to decide!)


GREAT HORNED OWL (my 10 year old designed this one!)



Antennas make adorable whiskers on the kitten! This kitten would also look cute in tan with brown, or make it a calico cat with brown, orange, and white.


This one is not filled in solid with bricks the way the others are, but that allows you to add wedge plates as fins.

Lego animal building cards

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  1. Ada Aug 19, 2019

    Los felicito los legos de diferentes animales son muy educativos.

  2. Casey Aug 19, 2019

    These are so great!!! I can’t wait to work on these with my kids. Yet another great LEGO project!

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  4. Amanda Apr 11, 2020

    This is really great. I’m always looking for different kinds of LEGO projects for my son and well myself as well. Thank you!

  5. Julie May 14, 2020

    So great. I can't wait to do these with my 5 grandsons!

  6. Yadira Aug 13, 2020

    My son loves legos and using your site has helping me to find lots of fun activities involving legos. 😊

  7. Cyndi Aug 14, 2020

    Thank you for all of these wonderful ideas. I can’t wait to share them with my grandchildren!

  8. Amber H Apr 15, 2021

    These will be absolutely perfect for the Lego lap kit that I made for a quickly approaching road trip we are taking with my extremely active 5yo boy! LOL. :-)

  9. Mama Mar 26, 2022

    I adore the little fox <3

    These would be awesome made with 1 by 1 tiles (Lego ID 3070).


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