Free printable giraffe template and Craft

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This printable giraffe template is a fun craft idea for young children. 

These free printable giraffe coloring pages are a cute giraffe craft idea for home or classroom use. 

printable giraffe template
printable giraffe template

​Printable Giraffe Template 

This free printable giraffe template is a fun way to create a simple giraffe craft with elementary children if you are learning about zoo animals. 

We love zoo animal crafts so we’re very excited to share this template inspired by the giraffe – it’s such an amazing animal.

This free printable giraffe craft template can be used as simple coloring pages or used as a template for mixed media projects using basic supplies you have laying around. 

Either option is a great way  to work on fine motor skills and is lots of fun for learning more about this beautiful animal. 

Kids really love letting their imaginations run wild while doing this craft! And, since this isn’t an overly complicated activity it’s a perfect choice for really young children who have shorter attention spans.

Related: 18 Cute Giraffe Child’s Craft Ideas

Fun Facts About Giraffes

Giraffes are amazing animals. Here are some interesting facts that are great to teach kids more about these beautiful creatures. 

These fun facts are always a great way to get kids highly engaged in this visual arts activity. 

  • Giraffe’s are safari-animals that live in the savannahs of Africa.
  • Giraffe’s stand up to 5.5 m tall – that’s the height of approximately 3 adult humans.
  • Giraffe’s have awesome vision. This makes them highly skilled at seeing predators like hyenas and lions.
  • Giraffe’s eat about 45 kg of leaves, branches and twigs each day – this makes them herbivores.
  • A giraffe has long legs, a long neck and a long tongue – a giraffe tongue can measure up to 50 cm.

Supplies You Need

printable giraffe template
printable giraffe template

This printable giraffe template craft is simple to make. Here are some basic supplies you should have handy to make this mixed media giraffe craft.

  • A copy of our printable giraffe template. (You can find the digital download in pdf format at the bottom of this post)
  • Glue – a glue stick or liquid school glue work well
  • Scissors – we really recommend child safety scissors for this project
  • Markers, crayons, coloring pencils, dab a dot markers, glitter pens, paint
  • Craft supplies: felt, foam, buttons, glitter, pom poms, carboard, wrapping paper, tissue paper (this is a mixed media project so use whatever you have handy – each final piece will be unique)

Download & Print Instructions

printable giraffe template
printable giraffe template

Our printable giraffe template is easy to download and print. First, save a copy to your computer by clicking on the download link for this digital file located at the bottom of this post.

Once you click on the link the pdf file containing the printable giraffe template will open in a new window. When it’s time to print simply check the print preview to make sure that no parts of the template are cut off before hitting print.

Our printable giraffe template was created on standard size 8.5 x 11 paper and should be printed on high quality cardstock for best results.

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Fun Giraffe Craft Ideas

printable giraffe template
printable giraffe template

This giraffe craft using our printable giraffe template was such a fun activity to do. We opted to make this a mixed media project for some unstructured crafting fun. As much as we really enjoy crafting we also like getting carried away and doing our own thing – so this craft was the perfect choice.

We pulled out our box of craft supplies and sorted through to find a variety of different odds and ends.  We love how this craft doesn’t require anything special and uses up old craft supplies you may have left over from a variety of different craft projects from the last few months. 

We opted to use pieces of tan felt, brown foam, pom poms, glitter glue and markers to create our giraffe craft. Using scissors we created different shapes and sizes to glue over the giraffe head, body and legs.  

Anything goes here so let kids work on their fine motor skills while using scissors to cut their materials. We used a good quality comfort grip safety scissor to make cutting easier for our 8 year old. We find this set from Amazon sit really well in a child’s hand – I highly recommend them because they are both comfortable and give children control over their cutting. 

We used regular school glue to stick our pieces of felt and foam to the body of our giraffe. Markers and glitter glue helped us create a sun, clouds and grass.

Once done, we let our finished product air dry for a few hours in a sunny spot so everything was good and stuck. We had so much fun creating this giraffe craft from odds and ends!

More Printable Activities & Crafts For Kids

Here are some of the most popular printable activities and craft collections on our blog. 

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Toilet paper roll crafts – one of our favorite craft types these paper roll crafts are great for classrooms!

Cactus craft templates – download the full version template and allow kids to get creative while creating their own using markers, small pieces of tissue paper or felt and any other materials you have handy.

Gingerbread man printable template – this adorable gingerbread man craft is perfect for building holiday spirit.

Clothespin crafts for kids – these easy craft ideas are such a fun last minute craft idea for kids. Bookmark this one for a rainy day.

Friendly letter templates from the Tooth Fairy – get a free sample of the friendly letter to make the Tooth Fairy’s visit to your home extra magical for your children.

Tic Tac Toe – a fun printable game based on the classic game we all played as kids. A great brain break activity for teachers to use in the classroom.

Giraffe craft activity ideas – from cute giraffe mask crafts to letter g giraffe’s with an extra long neck, these zoo theme crafts are fun for kids of all ages.

Word search puzzles – a large collection of word search puzzles in a variety of different themes. Each free template can be printed in black and white or in a full-color version and are a great brain break for student in middle school or high school

Great Book Titles About Giraffe’s

Reading is one of our favorite activities. And, we’re always adding neat new books to our home library collection. From local thrift shops to Amazon finds – our book collection is constantly growing.

Here are some of our favorite fascinating animal book titles all about Giraffes we think you might enjoy. Pair these book with this printable giraffe template for a preschool lesson kids will really enjoy. 

Or, find some more giraffe craft inspiration from these adorable giraffe crafts for kids we put together recently.

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  1. Giraffe’s Cant’ Dance by Giles Andreae
  2. The Giraffe Who Found Its Spots by Adison Books
  3. A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein 
  4. The Giraffe Who Likes Farting a Lot by Amelia Rice
  5. How Do Giraffes Take Naps? by Diana Muldrow

Download Links

printable giraffe template – pdf file


There you have it – a free printable giraffe template that you can use to create Giraffe crafts with kids in preschool, kindergarten or even 1st grade.

They are a great addition to an introductory social studies lesson, scouts groups, craft clubs or anytime you are interested in making safari animal crafts – giraffe cut and glue crafts like this one are low prep and fuss! They are one of our favorite crafts for kids!

We’d love to see a picture of the completed project and colored giraffes! We may even include it in this post. So, snap a photo and send it us through social media – our Facebook page is your best bet. 

We are so excited to hear from you!

printable giraffe template craft

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