What could be cuter than a giraffe? A giraffe that’s covered in love! This Valentine’s Paper Loop Giraffe Craft is an absolutely sweet way to share the love this Valentine’s Day. We have a Free Printable Paper Loop Giraffe Template for the head parts, too.
We do love 3D paper loop crafts. And so the closer Valentine’s Day came, the more I wanted to do a paper loop craft for the occasion. Giraffes are perfect! Giraffes with hearts for their spots!
Make a Giraffe Craft for Valentine’s Day
To make our Valentine’s Paper Loop Giraffe Craft you will need our Paper Loop Giraffe Template, cardstock in yellow/orange, red, and an assortment of background colors, markers in assorted colors, small/medium googly eyes, stapler, glue stick, and scissors.
A heart paper punch is also recommended, though we’ve included hearts in the template to cut, as well.
Paper Loop Giraffe Craft Supplies Needed
- Paper Loop Giraffe Template
- Cardstock – yellow/orange, red, assorted background colors
- Markers – assorted colors
- Googly eyes, small-medium
- Glue stick
- Heart paper punch (optional)
Giraffe Craft Step by Step Instructions
Begin by cutting a sheet of yellow or orange paper in half for the giraffe neck.
Also cut your background color in half as well. We used blues, purple, and green for our background, but you could also try pink or red for Valentine’s Day, as well.
Use a marker to begin drawing hearts in random sizes and placements around the yellow/orange sheet.
Now, roll the yellow/orange sheet in a loop and staple to secure.
Then staple the loop towards the bottom of the base sheet, as well.
Next, print the giraffe template pieces. Cut out. Trace all but the hearts on the same color cardstock as the neck. Cut out.
Use a marker to draw a nose on the oval. Adhere googly eyes, too.
Glue ears in place.
Glue the ossicones in place, too. That’s the horn-like things. DId you know they were called ossicones? We only learned while putting these giraffes together.
Now, use a heart punch or the hearts in our template to make 2 red hearts. Glue to the top of the ossicones.
And glue the completed head to the top of the paper loop.
Finally, use another marker to draw a few hearts around the giraffe.
So cute! We love these giraffes for Valentine’s Day! You could easily make them any time of year, too.
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More Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
If you need more super cute Valentine’s Day animal crafts, be sure to also check out our Bear Hug Card, Sloth Heart Valentine Craft, Heart Lion Craft, Paper Bag Love Cow, Craft Stick Heart Elephant, and our Paper Heart Mice. We also have many more fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!