Hippo Fun Facts

Our Hippo Puppet Sewing Pattern is the pattern of the month! The hippo is the largest land animal after the elephant and white rhino. Its closest relatives are the whales and porpoises. Even though they are related to aquatic mammals, they can’t swim or float! They stand and walk on sandbanks underneath the water.

Fun Facts About Hippos
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  • The word hippopotamus is ancient Greek for river horse
  • Hippos can hold their breath for 7 minutes
  • They spend most of their time in water to protect their sensitive skin from the sun
  • They are considered one of the most aggressive animals in Africa
  • Their open mouth is not a yawn, it’s a warning to back off
Upcoming Hippo Craft Activities

In our next blog, we’ll be sharing a few ideas and links for some fun hippo craft activities that we found around the web. We’ll also have a free download pattern for the kids to make their own hippo paper bag puppet. You can also check out our Puppet of the Month Pinterest Board.

Until then, enjoy our free download of a hippo coloring page for the kids to color!

You can buy the Hippo 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 to make sewing even easier.  In fact you can watch our free tutorial on how to sew a hippo 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.

Quotes from satisfied customers – “The instructions are clear and easy to understand.”  “The puppets turn out adorable!”