Scouting for a fun animal craft for kids that stands apart from the rest? What could be better than making the tallest mammal – Giraffe! After all, it is bound to stand out!
Giraffe crafts have a certain novelty about them and this Paper Giraffe craft is simply too adorable to miss! Perfect for animal lovers, this 3D Giraffe craft for kids is extremely easy to make and looks adorable standing.
We bet your children will have loads of fun making this paper craft for kids. Simple supplies and just a few minutes of time is all you need to make this cute giraffe.
How To Make 3D Paper Giraffe
While it might sound tricky, nothing can be easier than making this simple giraffe craft for kids. It is a wonderful and a must try fun giraffe craft for kids of all ages – toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten and even older children.
Make sure to sneak in cool Giraffe Fun Facts (or print Free Printable for later) for kids while your little ones are busy making this simple paper craft.
Supplies for Giraffe Craft
● Construction paper – Yellow & Orange
● Popsicle sticks
● Double-sided tape
● Glue Gun
● Pipe Cleaner – 2 Orange & 1 Brown
● Black glitter pen/ Sharpie
Step-By-Step Instructions To Make Paper Giraffe:
Step 1: Take a small section, nearly the size of an origami sheet, of yellow construction paper and make it into a cone. You would need to trim the base with scissors to make it stand.
Step 2: Using glue gun, paste the orange pipe cleaners to make one long orange pipe cleaner.
Step 3: Wrap the orange pipe cleaner around the marker to make the giraffe’s neck.
Step 4: Attach the orange pipe cleaner on the yellow cone to make the giraffe’s body.
Step 5: Draw a giraffe head on the cardboard and cut it out. Glue it to a yellow construction paper and cut it out as well to make the head of the giraffe.
Step 6: Cut out a small section from the orange construction paper for the mouth of the giraffe and paste it on the giraffe’s face.
Step 7: Make the eyes, nostrils and smile of the giraffe using black glitter pen or a black sharpie.
Step 8: To complete the ears, cut two small ovals from orange paper and paste them to make the insides of the giraffe’s ears.
Step 9: Cut two small pieces of brown pipe cleaner and glue them at the back of the giraffe’s head to make its horns.
Step 10: Cut a thin stick from the popsicle stick and glue it to the back of the giraffe’s head. Insert it into the head of the cone and glue it to keep it from slipping.
Step 11: Glue the face of the giraffe with the free end of the orange pipe cleaner.
Step 12: Cut the ends of two popsicle sticks to make the hooves and paste them on the yellow cone as shown.
Step 13: Lastly, cut ten small orange circles and paste them on the giraffe’s body to make its spots.
That’s all! Your giraffe craft is ready. We bet your kids (and you!) will love this cute giraffe craft idea. It is simple, quick to make, does not need any template and can be made with easy to find supplies.
Related: Also check out Paper Plate Frog!
Now that you have made your cute paper giraffe, it is time to learn some interesting facts about these towering mammals.
Giraffe Fun Facts
Giraffes are really interesting creatures and there is far more to them than what meets the eye! Read these fun facts to get your children to know more about these endangered creatures.
1. An adult male giraffe can grow to 5.5 m! That’s taller than three adult humans!
2. Giraffes can run at a speed of up to 35 mph over short distances.
3. Giraffes not only have long necks but also long tongues, which can be as much as 53 cm long!
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4. A group of giraffes is called a Tower. That is quite a fitting name for these tall mammals!
5. Giraffes can devour up to 45kg of leaves and twigs in a day. That’s some appetite!
6. Much like human fingerprints, giraffes have unique coat patterns.
7. Giraffe sleep standing up and survive on just 30 minutes of snooze time a day!
8. Giraffes have a gestation period of 15 months!