This giraffe craft for preschoolers starts with some simple pompom painting and gets special details made from recycled newspaper. I just love the touch that the spots made of print adds to this adorable craft. Though this craft is perfect for preschoolers, it will also work for kindergarteners or primary aged kids too. Tearing the paper is a great way to work on bilateral coordination, which is a precursor for learning to use scissors.
If you like this giraffe craft, you are going to absolutely love this paper giraffe craft. Or try some other painted crafts with newspaper details, like this white tiger or this sloth craft.
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A great way to enhance the crafting experience is to pair it with reading a good book. Check out our favorite giraffe themed kids’ books…
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Yellow paint
- Scotch tape
- Googly eyes
This craft only takes a few supplies from your craft bag. And there’s no need to run to the store if you’ve used our master list to fill your craft bag. We stick to the list for every single craft that we make here. It really streamlines the process and eliminates all of the extra prep so that you can actually get around to crafting with your kids…no excuses!
Giraffe Craft for Preschoolers Instructions
Step 1: Paint the Giraffe
- Choose a color of construction paper for the background of your artwork and pull 2 pieces aside.
- Attach the 2 pieces of construction paper, end to end, with scotch tape. Just overlap the papers by about an inch and then put tape on the back.
- Pinch a pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
- Then squeeze out a bit of yellow paint on either a plate or on some newspaper.
- At the very top of your papers, tap paint the shape of a giraffe’s head. You can draw this out with a pencil first to make it easier.
- Then paint on the giraffe’s neck until you reach the bottom of both papers.
Step 2: Add Newspaper Spots
- Find a section of newspaper that is only print.
- Then begin tearing shapes from the newspaper. The shapes should vary and do not need to be neat in any way.
- Once the paint has dried, use the glue stick to put the giraffe’s spots in place.
Step 3: Finish Off Your Animal Craft
- Use your markers to draw on the giraffe’s nose.
- Put the googly eyes in place.
- Next cut out 2 short little horns for the giraffe from brown or black construction paper and put them in place.
- Take out the markers again and add other details as you like.
- Finally, give your preschool giraffe craft some personality with whatever you cut out of construction paper and decorate, like the bow tie that we made for our giraffe.
Now that you know how to make a giraffe, it’s time to really make it your own. We added a bow tie, but you should give your giraffe a personality all his/her own. An who says that a giraffe even needs to be yellow? Maybe yours is rainbow or plaid or covered in hearts. The only limit is your imagination.