Paper Plate Giraffe Craft

Paper plate crafts are easy and fun for kids of all ages. This Easy Paper Plate Giraffe Craft is perfect for kids who are learning about African animals or have just enjoyed a field trip to the zoo. Isn’t it cute?

Paper Plate Giraffe

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Paper Plate Giraffe Craft

Kids love painting paper plates!

This easy craft only requires 3 paint colors. We used a sponge brush to make our circles, but for a fun sensory experience, invite kids to use their fingertips. You could give kids a pattern to trace for the horns and ears, but the giraffes look super cute when kids make their ears and horns all different.

For added fun, glue the paper plate giraffe to a wooden paint stirrer to make a puppet!

To make this craft you will need:

Paper Plate Giraffe


After gathering supplies, paint 3 paper plates yellow, and 2 paper plates pink. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Paper Plate Giraffe

When the yellow paint is dry, dab brown circles around the plate. We varied the sizes, as my son reminded me that every giraffe’s spots are unique.

Glue 2 large wiggly eyes to the middle of the yellow plate. Set the giraffe’s head aside.

Paper Plate Giraffe

Cut ears for the giraffe with the remaining paper plates. Glue the pink paper plate on top of the yellow plates. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Paper Plate Giraffe

Cut horns and a snout for the giraffe from the scraps of the yellow paper plate.

Paper Plate Giraffe

Glue the horns and snout to the giraffe, then use the marker to draw a nose and mouth on the giraffe.

Paper Plate Giraffe

When all the glue is dry, your giraffe is done! Isn’t it cute? The perfect craft for animal lovers.

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