This adorable paper cup giraffe puppet is not only fun and easy to make but can also provide hours of fun imaginative play too. we made ours using card scraps and my daughter just loves him!
Here’s what we used
Coloured card (yellow, orange and black)
Coloured paper (orange)
2 Paper cups
How to make our paper cup giraffe puppet
Take your yellow card and cut out two large outer ears and then two smaller inner ears from the orange. Glue the pieces together to make the ears and then fold a small tab at the bottom of each ear and glue it in place inside the paper cup. next cut out two long giraffe horns and glue them in place between the ears as above.
Add two Googly eyes to the top of the head paper cup and two round black nostrils to the base. Then cut out several orange paper splotches and glue them all over both cups of the giraffe.
Next you’ll need to make five paper springs (4 legs and 1 neck). To make a spring take two equal length strips and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding the strips one over the other and then secure the end with glue.
Next cut out four round card circles for the feet and glue one to the end of each spring leg.
Attach the head and body together using a spring as above and then glue the 4 legs in place on the underside of the body cup.
To finish your paper cup giraffe puppet cut a fair length of string and glue one end just inside the rim of the head cup and the other inside the body. Once dry your adorable giraffe is finished and ready to dance!
With all the wet and windy weather we’ve been having lately its been the perfect time for some fun indoor crafts. These super fun paper snakes are great for keeping the kids entertained – mine certainly love them!
Here’s what we used
Markers/paints etc to decorate
A plate or something to draw around
How to make these fun paper snakes!
Start by taking the coloured paper and drawing a circle onto it. To make it easier we used a plate to draw around. Then starting from the outside of the circle draw a spiral into the centre.
Take your markers/paint etc and decorate your paper snake spiral.
Draw the shape of the snake’s head on to the coloured paper. Cut out the head and then cut out the circle snake before cutting along the lines of the spiral.
Use the marker to add some eyes and nostrils. Then cut out the shape of the tongue and glue it onto the back of the head before gluing the head onto the center of the spiral. Once dry the snake is finished! Don’t these look amazing?