3D Paper Giraffe Craft: Are you wanting to bring an extra dimension to your art? Then why not have a go at our easy giraffe craft for kids: a fun, creative safari animal design with a 3D twist!
Our 3D paper giraffe craft is the perfect engaging activity for pre-schoolers and school early years to strengthen fine motor skills and keep them entertained. But it would also make a really nice project to do with a sibling. Especially when paired with our roaringly good 3D paper lion craft – why not create both and create your own interactive animal safari!
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White and Blue Cardstock
Scrap Card Cut into Strips
Paint (or pencils/crayons etc)
A Black Marker
Green Tissue Paper
What makes a giraffe unique? His spots! So draw some large spots on his neck, and some smaller ones around his face. Remember, a giraffe’s spots aren’t a uniform shape – they’re like wobbly circles and squares!
Next, use your favourite paints, pencils or crayons to color the giraffe. You can create a realistic giraffe with brown, orange and yellow, or go for a colorful rainbow one – it’s up to you!
Now we need to give our giraffe a jungle to live in. Carefully cut some leaf shapes out of green tissue paper. It’s even better if you have two different shades of green, as it will give your trees some depth.
Stick the leaves, layering up the colors, around the edges of the blue cardstock – don’t forget to leave space in the middle for your giraffe.
Let’s build our giraffe: start by sticking the horns and eyes onto his face.
Then stick the giraffe’s neck onto your leafy blue cardstock – make sure you stick it at the bottom of the page, roughly in the middle.
Now to create the 3D part! Cut a strip lengthwise from a sheet of A4 card, and cut it in half. Take the first strip, curl it around to make a ring and secure it with a spot of glue so it doesn’t come undone. Repeat with the second strip.
Stick one of the loops just above the giraffe’s neck, and the second loop an inch or two up. This is how you’ll make your giraffe’s head pop up and wobble!
Carefully stick the giraffe’s head onto the two card loops – make sure you don’t cover the back of the head with glue, otherwise he might end up stuck to the background!
Take another strip of card, curl and secure to create a third loop. Stick this one onto the middle of the giraffe’s face.
Just like you did with his face, carefully stick the giraffe’s nose onto the loop, and your 3D paper craft is complete! Time to wobble, bounce and play!
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