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Dancing Giraffe

Have you ever seen a Giraffe dance? Get ready to watch in awe! Download our free template and follow our step-by-step guide to create your very own dancing giraffe! The perfect activity to accompany texts such as ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.
  • Step 1Print out the template provided. We recommend printing onto cover paper as this provides a great surface for decorating. Decorate the template and allow to dry if needed. Cut out the decorated template along the dotted lines. Adult supervision is recommended when using scissors.
  • Step 2Flip the template so the decorated side is facing down. Fold the square in half diagonally, corner to corner, then unfold and fold the opposite diagonal.
  • Step 3Fold each corner to the centre and then unfold.
  • Step 4Fold the bottom edge of the square into the middle. Fold the top edge into the middle then unfold both.
  • Step 5Fold the left and right sides into the middle and hold at the centre point with a finger.
  • Step 6Slide a finger in behind one of the flaps at the top and crease down along the diagonal fold coming out from the centre point. Do the same on the opposite side. This will allow you to fold the top down to create a trapeze shape as shown.
  • Step 7Turn the paper 180 degrees and use the same process to fold down the other side.
  • Step 8You should now see your Giraffe! Flip each of the 4 points side to side or up and down to reveal the Giraffe in a different position. Alternate the movements of the points and watch the Giraffe dance!

Materials used in this activity

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CleverPatch Cover Paper - White - A4 - Pack of 250
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CleverPatch Watercolour Palette - 12 Well
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Mont Marte Acrylic Paint Pens - Fine Tip - Pack of 12
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