Our Book for our monthly Book Craft Challenge was “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. I’d never read this book so I checked it out from the library – along with the half of the library that my kids selected – and read it with the kids.
I was trying to come up with a giraffe craft to do and my kids didn’t want to do anything with constructions paper. Finally, my 8yr old suggested that we draw a giraffe. So I drew, and she drew. Her giraffe dances way better than mine! And then my 6 yr old and 3 yr old colored all my giraffe pictures.
This book is super cute and so much fun. The rhyme is great and it’s pretty short so you can read it multiple times without getting tired. My kids loved drawing and coloring Gerald!
Use a pencil, write lightly, so you can erase as needed.
Step 1. Draw an outline for the body, neck, and head. Write lightly, because a lot of these lines will be erased later.
Step 2. Add some legs. Gerald (the Giraffe) had long, gangly legs so no need to be perfect.
Step 3. Add some details. Tail, mane, horns, ear, fill out the eye and mouth a bit.
Step 4. Erase your extra lines. Aren’t you glad you drew lightly? Color in the tail, hooves and any other dark areas.
Step 5. Draw your spots, color in your giraffe.
Or, draw your spots and let your kids color in the giraffe. Be creative, My 8 yr old made her giraffe dancing.
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