Have you heard of World Giraffe Day? Celebrated on June 21st because that is (often) the longest day of the year, this event celebrates this fascinating animal and provides awareness and support for giraffe in the wild. Today I am sharing this easy Giraffe sewing pattern and giraffe coloring page so you can prepare to celebrate in style with your kids!
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Easy Giraffe Sewing Pattern and Giraffe Coloring Page
Felt stuffies are wonderful first sewing sewing projects for kids! Needles slide through felt very easily and felt does not unravel, so kids can focus on making small enough stitches that are close enough together – no small task for beginners! I put together an easy giraffe sewing pattern, and Johnny was able to sew and stuff his giraffe in a single afternoon!
We decided to make giraffes after reading Giraffes Can’t Dance together – a very fun book, if you haven’t read it! This project actually started off as a simple coloring page, but Lily wanted to sew, not color, so we made some changes to create this easy felt stuffie pattern (click on the image below to download):
Johnny finished his in a few hours. He chose to leave off all decorations, sewing only undecorated felt. He can always add a face and spots if he chooses to later, either using felt or fabric markers. He sewed and stuffed the giraffe all on his own, and then after he was finished I reinforced the stitching in a few areas.
This simple project makes a great child-made gift! If you use white felt, your child has a blank canvas to decorate however they like with fabric markers!
Lily started hers, but hasn’t finished yet. She seems to agree with Johnny that this giraffe should be monochrome. Tiny stitches require a lot of concentration!
Emma wasn’t in the mood to sew at all, but she made a very colorful giraffe using my original coloring page:
Johnny also decorated a giraffe. I love that he stayed pretty traditional for most of the giraffe, but then added whimsical feet, ears, and horns.
How will your kids color their giraffes? Print out a page, and see where they decide to go with it!
How do your kids like to spend a quiet afternoon?
More Fun Giraffe Themed Fun for Kids
Celebrate World Giraffe Day on June 21st this year. I have joined bloggers from around the world in this quirky blog hop to give you some ideas of interesting crafts and activities for children of all ages.
- Witty Hoots shares A Giraffe Round Up
- The Jenny Evolution shares Books Featuring Giraffes
- Peakle Pie shares How to Make a Giraffe Pencil Holder
- Lara Bee UK shares Giraffe Number Sequencing Busy Bag
- Something 2 Offer shares Free Giraffe Coloring Pages
- PreSchool POWOL Packets shares a Giraffe Science Experiment
- Kids Minds shares Giraffe Science and Math Measurement
- Learning Through Play shares Giraffe Hand Print Art
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