Our pattern of the month is the giraffe! To celebrate we are offering a free coloring page that could also be turned into a stick puppet. And in later blogs we will have free downloads of a giraffe paper bag puppet and a pattern to make a simple felt hand puppet which requires no sewing!
Fun Facts About Giraffes
Giraffes are among the most peaceful mammals on the planet. They are found on the dry savannas of Africa. Even though they can be as tall as 18 feet (about as tall as three humans stacked on top of each other) they are truly gentle giants. With such long legs they can run up to 35 miles per hour for a short distance. Or they can cruise for longer distances at 10 miles per hour.
Other fun facts about giraffes are:
- No two giraffes have the same pattern
- Their hooves are the size of dinner plates
- Their tongues are a dark blue to prevent getting sunburn
- Their tongues can twist and grip leaves from between thorns on trees
- Their mouths have tough skin to protect it from thorns
- They usually sleep standing up and only between 5 to 30 minutes a day
Upcoming Giraffe Craft Activities
In our next giraffe blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun giraffe craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own giraffe paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.
Until then, enjoy our free download of a giraffe coloring page for the kids to color! It can even be cut out and glued to a craft stick to make a stick puppet!
Need a Puppet with a Moving Mouth and Makes Expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
You can buy the Giraffe Puppet Sewing Pattern here. It is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. Each pattern has step by step instructions and free video tutorial. In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew the giraffe puppet right now! Beginner sewists have complimented us on how easy they found our instructions to follow. We recommend using fleece and felt to make our puppets because these fabrics are readily available from craft stores, inexpensive, washable and easy to sew.
What our customers are saying:
“Pattern is well written and easy to follow.”
“These are awesome looking puppets. I love them!”