Cricut had a series of different 3D animal heads, but we thought the giraffe head was cute so this became the second project Danielle and I offered at our Cricut Craft Night.  This is possible to do without a Cricut, but I haven’t seen any templates for the pieces so it may be a little more difficult.

3-D Paper Giraffe

What you’ll need:

  • 3 pieces of yellow card stock
  • 2 pieces of blue or patterned card stock
  • Hot glue gun

The giraffe project can be found here, so once you have your supplies, log into Design Space and go to the project.  Cut your pieces out with your Cricut, then lay them out in order 1-15.

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Next you just assemble the pieces to create the giraffe, following the directions.  It’s surprisingly straight forward.  You may have to shift some of the pieces when they’re in their slots to get them to sit up straight.giraffe 07

You can use whatever colors of card stock that you want to customize it to your liking.  Also, adjust the size of the pieces to make the giraffe bigger or smaller.  Above is my finished product, and the pictures below are of the other giraffes in the group.Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 12.29.05 PM


We had some issues with some of the card stock, especially the shimmery kind.  It didn’t stick well to the mat and snagged some when cutting.  Regular card stock might be best.

There were definitely some lessons to be learned after our first craft night, but I think everyone had fun, and we’ll be doing it again in the future!


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