It’s World Giraffe Day, which means it’s the perfect time to make these giraffe crafts for kids! Learn about this amazing animal by making and playing!
“Why does it take so long for a giraffe to apologize?”
“Because of the time it takes to swallow its pride.”
This is just the beginning of a whole range of giraffe jokes, obviously centered around that long neck! Do a quick search on Google and you’ll come up with enough material to keep a seven year old laughing for a while!
The long neck is just one of the features that make this unique animal so amazing – did you know that they sleep and even give birth while standing? And that sleep is achieved in 1-2 minute naps. Now that’s something your preschooler can relate to!
With so much happening in the giraffe world, we think it’s a good idea to celebrate World Giraffe Day on 21st June by learning more about these animals – with some groovy giraffe crafts for kids! Check out our list of some simple crafts that can be done faster than the time it takes for the giraffe to swallow something!
10 Groovy Giraffe Crafts for Kids
This is one of the easiest paper crafts you’ll find! Krokotak shows us how to make standing giraffes out of just paper. Kids will have fun with all the different techniques – rolling, tearing, drawing and gluing.
Turn an old CD into a cute giraffe face that’s perfect for little ones learning about the letter G. All you need are some thin felt sheets – then it’s all a matter of cutting and sticking!
Want to have some giraffe role play? Check out these finger puppets from I Heart Crafty Things, made with card stock. You can also try making them with craft foam that’s no too thick, so you can punch the holes through it.
Here’s a project that uses a variety of craft supplies, although it’s called a craft stick giraffe! This craft from Our Kid Things uses craft sticks, card stock and clothespins as well!
Want to be a giraffe for a day? No problem – just put on this magical giraffe crown and you’re done! This easy to make paper crown is a great idea for a jungle or safari theme birthday party too.
Inspired by the book ‘Greedy Steve’, this giraffe craft uses some fun art techniques, like painting with a pom pom. Check out the full instructions at I Heart Crafty Things to make this delightful craft.
“We can all dance when we find music that we love”. This quote from ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ finds meaning in these cute giraffe music shakers from Celebrate in Detail – now you can make your own music and dance to it!
Bring out all your basic craft supplies to make this cute giraffe craft from Craft Create Cook. It’s an easy enough craft for preschoolers to try, and a great way to introduce how to use different things like pope cleaners and pom poms.
Based on Giles Andreae’s ‘Giraffes can’t dance’ book, this craft proves otherwise! Make yourself a cute giraffe wall art that shows the world that just about anybody can dance if they want to!
It’s fun to see how a large roll of yellow craft paper can create an entire family of giraffes! Krokotak gives us step by step pictorial instructions to make this cute little family.
Aren’t these crafts super easy to make? For most of them, all you need are card stock and craft paper, with a few other basic supplies. So let’s go ahead and learn more about the amazing giraffe – and don’t forget to check out some giraffe jokes too!