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Easy Giraffe Crafts for Kids

These fantastic and adorable giraffe crafts for kids are quick and easy to make and lots of fun too.

Collage of Giraffe crafts for kids
These groovy giraffe ideas are great for toddlers and preschoolers!

Making these giraffe crafts are a sweet way to celebrate holidays, events, and celebrations.

They are perfect for world giraffe day, zoo camps, school art projects, simple fun at home, or wrapping up a homeschool unit on African animals.

Before the kids get started with one of these fun ideas here are some really neat and interesting giraffe facts to enjoy with your kids.

Learn all about their necks, how long they need to sleep in a 24-hour period, and how much water they need.

Fun Facts about Giraffes!

  • Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth.
  • Their legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet.
  • A giraffe's neck is too short to reach the ground.
  • Giraffes only need to drink once every few days. 
  • Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up.
  • A giraffe’s spots are much like human fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
  • Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period! 

Easy Giraffe Crafts for Kids to Make

Clothes Pin Giraffe Craft
Kids Activities Blog

This adorable Clothes Pin Giraffe is an easy and inexpensive Safari Craft for kids! He even stands up all by himself on his clothespin legs!

Giraffe Craft Finger Puppet
I Heart Crafty Things

"This adorable Finger Puppet Giraffe Craft is such a hoot and is so fun for kids to play with! A perfect craft to make after visiting the zoo" - I Heart Crafty Things

Toilet Paper Roll Giraffe Marionette
Red Ted Art

"From old TP rolls to dancing giraffe marionettes! A fabulous book & craft activity to go with the story "Giraffes can't dance"." - Red Ted Art

Paper Plate Giraffe
First Palette

Giraffes are a funny and gangly wild animal that intrigues all young children. Add this delightful critter to your paper plate zoo collection.

Giraffe Construction Paper Craft
Mess for Less

The best instructions for how to make a cute giraffe from construction paper with your children.

Paper Bag Giraffe Craft
I Heart Crafty Things

"This paper bag giraffe craft makes a great book-inspired craft. Kids can play with their craft as a puppet after making it." - I Heart Crafty Things

Giraffe Hand Print Craft
Messy Little Monster

Have some fun with this cheeky giraffe handprint painting. Use kids' hands to make art that lasts long after your day.

Hand and Arm Giraffe Craft
Learning and Exploring Through Play

How adorable is this take on the handprint giraffe idea? You can use your child's arm for the neck! Fun!

Giraffe Bookmark Craft
Red Ted Art

"Seriously adorable and easy Giraffe Bookmark" - Red Ted Art

Rolled Paper Giraffe Craft

A simple paper craft activity, to do with your kids at home or with your class at kindergarten or school.

Aren’t all these giraffe crafts super cute?

After creating one of these fun crafts a perfect follow-up activity is reading some books about giraffes.

Check out these awesome ones we recommend!

If you’d like to try some more fun animal-themed crafts be sure to check out our Zoo Animals Landing Page (COMING SOON) which will include monkeys, penguins, elephants, hippos, and more!