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Paper Bag Giraffe Puppet Craft [FREE Template]

Going to the zoo is one of the best things to go out and do with the kids! But for those days when you can’t get outside, why not bring the zoo inside?

You and your child can make this cute paper bag giraffe puppet craft!

It’s a simple zoo animal craft for kids that they’ll have a blast making.

The fun doesn’t stop there though! After your child’s giraffe is made, they can use it for creative play. Put on a puppet show or just make it another fun toy.

To make this craft super simple, we’re giving you a free template too. Download it and make this craft with preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Watch our quick video below to see all the steps to make one at home or at school!

Easy Giraffe Craft

paper bag giraffe craft image collage with the words paper bag giraffe in the middle

Supplies

Directions

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

hands holding paper bag giraffe template

Position the ears on the corners of the paper bag flap and glue in place.

hands gluing ears to paper bag giraffe craft

Glue the giraffe head to the flap of the brown paper bag. Glue the body to the rest of the paper bag.

hands gluing head to paper bag giraffe craft

Use a brown or orange marker to draw on giraffe spots all along the ears, face, and body.

hands drawing spots on paper bag giraffe craft

Position the eyes about .5″ from the bottom of the flap and glue in place.

hands gluing eyes to paper bag giraffe craft

Take the mouth/nose area and glue it to the lower portion of the face so that it is slightly overlapping the eyes. This part will hang partly off the flap.

hands gluing mouth to paper bag giraffe craft

Finish making the giraffe’s horns by gluing the circle top to the rectangle base. Glue the completed horns to the back of the head, in between the ears.

hands gluing paper bag giraffe horns together
hands gluing horns to paper bag giraffe craft

Now let your child play with this new giraffe puppet!

Animal Preschool Theme

Want to create a whole week long animal unit for your kiddos? We’ve got lots of ideas to keep them entertained, engaged, and learning!

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If you want to help your child learn, try out these zoo animal worksheets for preschool. There’s 24 pages of fun that reinforce learning things like:

  • handwriting
  • letter recognition
  • patterns
  • counting
  • memory
  • critical thinking

Another great educational activity are these animal do a dot printables. They touch on counting, fine motor skills, and the ABCs.

Besides printables, we’re also sharing some of our top animal crafts! This handprint flamingo card is one of our most popular! It’s super cute and has a printable template included too.

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This paper plate penguin is another reader favorite, probably because it’s super simple and cute.

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

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.

Sensory activities are also another activity you’ll want to incorporate into your zoo animal theme.This zoo sensory bin is perfect for letting the kids have some independent playtime.

These felt zoo animals with world maps are an amazing educational resource that is great for engaging children and teaching about animals all around the world!

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Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Paper Bag Giraffe Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this cute and fun paper bag giraffe craft for kids!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Giraffe template

Instructions

  1. Download the giraffe template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Position the ears on the corners of the paper bag flap and glue in place.
  3. Glue the giraffe head to the flap of the brown paper bag. Glue the body to the rest of the paper bag.
  4. Use a brown or orange marker to draw on giraffe spots all along the ears, face, and body.
  5. Position the eyes about .5" from the bottom of the flap and glue in place.
  6. Take the mouth/nose area and glue it to the lower portion of the face so that it is slightly overlapping the eyes. This part will hang partly off the flap.
  7. Finish making the giraffe's horns by gluing the circle top to the rectangle base. Glue the completed horns to the back of the head, in between the ears.

Free Giraffe Template

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Retatia

Saturday 11th of September 2021

Template please

Sam

Monday 13th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Anna

Thursday 9th of September 2021

please send me a template

Sam

Friday 10th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Dayana C

Thursday 12th of August 2021

giraffe bag template please

Sam

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Monica

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

Paper Bag Giraffe Puppet, please.

Sam

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Julie

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Please send me the template

Sam

Thursday 1st of July 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of post to have the link sent to you.

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