Kids of all ages love going to the zoo! It’s a great way for them to learn about animals from all over the world.
And now, they can learn about animals from Africa with this fun giraffe handprint craft.
This project is easy to do and kids will love seeing their own handprint turned into a cute giraffe.
Best of all, there’s no need for any special skills or supplies – just download the free template and get started!
So why not try this craft today? Your kids are sure to love it!
Also, be sure to check out all of our fun handprint crafts for kids for more ideas.
Paper Handprint Giraffe
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Giraffe template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the giraffe template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Arrange the handprint with the fingers pointing down and the thumb on the right side. Glue the giraffe body to the top and back of the palm side of the handprint.
Optionally: cut some pieces out of the flat side of the giraffe’s neck hair and the bottom of the giraffe’s tail hair.
Place the giraffe’s hair to the back and right side of the neck and glue it in place.
Next, take the ossicones and glue them to the back and top of the giraffe’s head.
Position the eye just above the mouth and glue it in place.
Glue the tail hair to the end of the thumb.
Use a brown marker to draw on the end of the giraffe’s nose, then draw spots all over the giraffe’s body. Use a marker to draw a cheek just below the eye.
Isn’t’ this an adorable animal craft?!
More Animal Ideas For Kids
Have some fun with zoo animals this week by adding in even more animal-related activities. We’ve got tons of great ideas to get you started!
When you read to your kids, they can learn to focus better and pay more attention. It’s also a great way to help them develop their reading skills! Plus it encourages curiosity too! For those reasons and more, we recommend starting with books.
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Look at all these fun and creative zoo animal crafts for kids! There’s no better way to spend some time than creating with your child. In addition, crafting will help relieve stress while increasing creativity–and it always makes them feel really proud when they’ve completed a project!
Lion Headband Craft – This lion headband craft is perfect for kids! They can make it from paper or color it in on a black and white template. It’s so cute on kids and they’ll love wearing it.
Peacock Handprint Craft – This peacock handprint craft is so easy to make and it’s perfect for kids! They’ll love seeing their colorful handprints on this beautiful bird.
Elephant Paper Plate Craft – This elephant paper plate craft is perfect for kids who love animals! It’s a great way to get their creative juices flowing, and it’s also a lot of fun. Plus, there’s a free template you can use to make the process even easier. Let your kids have some fun with this one!
Panda Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This panda puppet is a great craft for kids! It’s easy to make and they can use their imagination to play with it when they’re done.
Kids will love practicing patterns, letter recognition, handwriting, counting, and more with these fun zoo animal worksheets. They’re perfect for a rainy day activity or as part of a homeschool curriculum.
These fun animal do a dot printables are a great way to help kids practice counting and letter recognition. Kids will love using dot markers to color in the adorable animals.
Get your little one ready for some sensory play with this fun and exciting zoo animal themed dough kit. They’ll have a blast coming up with all sorts of creative things to do with this set! This is an excellent choice if you want to help encourage creativity in children.
Kids will love these fun pre k color by number printables. These sheets are a great way to help with fine motor skills while providing entertainment. Plus, who doesn’t love animals?
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More Fun Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Giraffe template
- Download the giraffe template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Trace your child's hand onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Arrange the handprint with the fingers pointing down and the thumb on the right side. Glue the giraffe body to the top and back of the palm side of the handprint.
- Optionally: cut some pieces out of the flat side of the giraffe's neck hair and the bottom of the giraffe's tail hair.
- Place the giraffe's hair to the back and right side of the neck and glue it in place.
- Next, take the ossicones and glue them to the back and top of the giraffe's head.
- Glue the tail hair to the end of the thumb.
- Position the eye just above the mouth and glue it in place. Use a marker to draw a cheek just below the eye.
- Use a brown marker to draw on the end of the giraffe's nose, then draw spots all over the giraffe's body.