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Giraffe Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Kids love to go to the zoo and are fascinated by the different types of animals they can see. From lions to elephants to bears, kids are excited to see animals in real life.

But kids can also get excited when they are able to craft the animals they see at the zoo!

That’s why kids will want to make a fun headband craft to show off their zoo animal pride. This giraffe headband craft is great for kids to make year-round.

Let the kids get excited about this fun activity and help them make it too! Download the free printable template to make it even easier as well.

Also, be sure to check out all of our headband crafts for kids for even more ideas!

Giraffe Craft Idea

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Giraffe template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the giraffe template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding giraffe headband craft template

Take the nose and mouth piece and glue it to the bottom of the giraffe’s head.

hand gluing nose and mouth to giraffe headband craft

Next, take the eyes and glue them just above the nose, in the middle of the head.

hand gluing eyes to giraffe headband craft

Place a few spots above the eyes and glue them in place.

hand gluing spots to giraffe headband craft

Place the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.

hand gluing cheeks to giraffe headband craft

Create the ossicones by gluing the brown circle to the top of the ossicone base. Next, glue these to the top and back of the giraffe head.

hand gluing ossicones together
hand gluing head to ossicones of giraffe headband craft

Place the completed giraffe head to the top of the neck and glue it in place, then add the spots to the giraffe’s neck.

hand gluing head to neck of giraffe headband craft

Glue the completed giraffe to an extender. We also taped it to the back of the neck for extra strength.

hand gluing head and neck to giraffe headband template

Tape a headband extender to each side of the base to finish up this craft.

hand taping extender to giraffe headband craft

Isn’t this such a cute zoo animal craft?! We love it!

giraffe headband craft

Zoo Unit For Kids

Want to create an entire zoo unit study for kids around this giraffe craft? If so, keep reading below for our favorite ideas!

First up are books. We think reading aloud to your kids is one of the best things you can do for their development, plus it’s easy and fun!

Below are some of the top zoo animal books for kids.

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.

If you’ve read our blog for a while, you know we love crafts! Add in some more zoo crafts with some of our favorites:

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Kids love to learn about animals. These zoo animal worksheets are the perfect way for your children to have fun while learning! There’s a lot of different pages that’ll help them with letter recognition, handwriting, patterns, counting, and so much more!

Dot markers are a fun way to keep kids entertained and working on their fine motor skills. These animal do a dot printables will help your child recognize numbers, letters, as well as work on counting! All you need is some paper and dot markers to get started.

Bring the animal kingdom to life at home. This zoo play dough kit is loaded with so much fun for kids! They can explore their creativity and hands-on exploratory skills, all while learning about animals. It’s a perfect sensory activity!

More Animal Ideas For Kids

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Giraffe Headband Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This giraffe headband craft is a fun zoo animal activity that kids will love to wear!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Giraffe template

Instructions

  1. Download the giraffe template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take the nose and mouth piece and glue it to the bottom of the giraffe's head.
  3. Next, take the eyes and glue them just above the nose, in the middle of the head.
  4. Place a few spots above the eyes and glue them in place.
  5. Place the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.
  6. Create the ossicones by gluing the brown circle to the top of the ossicone base. Next, glue these to the top and back of the giraffe head.
  7. Place the completed giraffe head to the top of the neck and glue it in place, then add the spots to the giraffe's neck.
  8. Glue the completed giraffe to an extender. We also taped it to the back of the neck for extra strength.
  9. Tape a headband extender to each side of the base to finish up this craft.

Did you make this craft?

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Giraffe Template To Print

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Donabel Caringal

Friday 11th of February 2022

Giraffe headband craft for kids (free template)

Sam

Friday 11th of February 2022

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