Get ready to stretch up tall for this adorable Fingerprint Giraffe Craft! Cut and paste the pieces from our Free Giraffe Template, then use your fingerprints to form his brown spots.
Giraffes are such amazing creatures, aren’t they? So tall and lovely, with their necks reaching way up for the sky. Or at least for leaves off the trees. What better way to make this craft based on a unique creature that much more personal and unique than to add fingerprints!
Looking for another giraffe craft? We love this Craft Stick Giraffe Craft. We have lots of other fun animal crafts, too, for more forest friends like this Paper Plate Sloth Craft, our Simple Shape Raccoon, and this Heart Lion Craft.
To make our Fingerprint Giraffe Craft you will need our Giraffe Template, construction paper in blue, yellow, and green, a brown marker, brown acrylic paint, medium or large googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.
Make a Fingerprint Giraffe
- Giraffe Template
- Construction paper – yellow, blue, green
- Brown acrylic paint
- Brown marker
- Googly eyes, medium to large
- Glue stick
Begin by printing the giraffe template. It’s made transparent so you can print on yellow paper then simply cut out. Or, make your fingerprint spots then cut out. For this demonstration, we’re pasting on the paper first, then making our spots.
Cut the pieces from the template.
Glue the neck in place first, against the bottom of the blue paper.
Now glue the ears behind the head, kind of off to the side.
And glue the horns on top of the head. Then glue it all above the neck.
Now draw a curved line around the bottom ⅓ of the head. Also draw two nostrils and a simple mouth.
Adhere googly eyes.
Then pour some brown paint and start using your fingerprints to make spots!
Once the giraffe is covered in spots, cut out a few simple leaf shapes from the green paper.
And glue the leaves around the edges of the paper.
It’s fun to see how simply tilting their head and switching up their mouth and eyes just a bit can give different looks. Such a fun craft!
Be sure to check out more of our animal craft ideas at Our Kid Things!