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Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher Template

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Completed Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

I am excited to share my newest creation – the Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher! Prepare to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of African wildlife as you fold this delightful giraffe-themed craft. Along the way, discover fascinating facts about these towering creatures, such as their long necks, distinctive patterns, and graceful movements, which make them one of the most iconic animals on the savanna.


But the Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher is just the beginning of your safari journey! Joining the giraffe are a captivating array of iconic African animals, including the swift gazelle, the majestic lion, the playful hippo, the striped zebra, and the graceful elephant. Together, these creatures embody the rich diversity and natural beauty of the African landscape, igniting imaginations with every fold.


Here at Artsy Kids Zone, we have a soft spot for cootie catchers – they're our favorite craft for sparking creativity and imaginative play! Whether we're crafting bunny cootie catchers, embarking on pirate adventures with our pirate cootie catchers, or venturing into magical realms with unicorn cootie catchers, these paper creations hold a special place in our crafting repertoire.


The simplicity and versatility of cootie catchers make them perfect for endless exploration, allowing kids to bring their favorite stories and characters to life, just like our shark cootie catcher does. We delight in witnessing the joy and excitement these creations bring to children as they immerse themselves in origami, storytelling, and interactive play.


Completed Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Before we dive into the exciting world of origami with the Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher, let's uncover some fascinating facts about giraffes.


Towering Giants: Giraffes are the tallest land animals on Earth, with their long necks reaching heights of up to 18 feet (5.5 meters). These towering giants use their height to browse leaves from tall trees, giving them access to food that other herbivores cannot reach.


Distinctive Patterns: Each giraffe has a unique coat pattern, with irregular patches of brown spots covering their bodies. These patterns help giraffes blend into their surroundings and provide camouflage from predators.


Completed Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Gentle Herbivores: Despite their imposing size, giraffes are gentle herbivores that primarily feed on leaves, twigs, and fruits. They use their prehensile tongues, which can measure up to 18 inches (45 centimeters) long, to pluck leaves from branches.


Social Creatures: Giraffes are social animals that live in loose herds known as towers. These herds typically consist of females and their offspring, with males forming temporary associations known as bachelor herds. Towering Guardians: Giraffes are territorial animals that use their long necks and powerful kicks to defend their territory from rivals. They engage in necking contests, where they swing their necks and heads at each other to establish dominance and assert their territorial boundaries.


Completed Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Symbol of Elegance: Giraffes have long been admired for their grace and elegance, symbolizing peace, beauty, and serenity in many cultures. Their gentle demeanor and majestic appearance have made them beloved creatures in the hearts of people around the world.


With these intriguing facts about giraffes in mind, let's embark on an origami adventure with the Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher. Let's fold, create, and unleash our creativity as we bring this magnificent giraffe-themed cootie catcher to life!


How to cut Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Directions to download your FREE Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher template at the bottom of this post. Print on 8.5x11 white paper. Cut out the pieces.


Pro Tip: Absolutely, precise cutting is key to a successful origami project. It ensures that the template aligns accurately during the folding process, resulting in a cleaner and more polished final product. So, take your time, follow the cut lines carefully, and enjoy the origami journey!


How to fold Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Fold the cootie catcher in half both horizontally and unfold. Then fold the cootie catcher vertically and unfold.


How to fold Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Flip it over so the printed side is facing down. Take the bottom right corner and fold the point into the center. Repeat step on each corner until all four corners are folded.


How to fold Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Flip the cootie catcher again so the printed side is facing down. Take the four corners and fold them into the center again.


How to fold Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Fold the cootie catcher in half vertically and undo the fold. Then fold horizontally and unfold.


How to fold Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Slip your fingers under the flaps and open the cootie catcher.


How to Glue Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Glue the top sides together and then the bottom sides together. You will no longer be able to open the cootie catcher if you do this but it will help the puppet stay together for kids to play with.


How to Glue Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Glue the ears to the top sides of the cootie catcher's head.


How to Glue Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Glue the ossicones to the top of the giraffe's head.


How to Glue Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Glue the arms to the two sides of the cootie catcher.


How to Glue Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Glue the legs to the bottom of the giraffe.


How to Glue Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Glue the tail to a side of the cootie catcher underneath one of the arms.


Completed Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Exciting news! Your Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher is now fully crafted and ready for some thrilling entertainment! Prepare to engage in imaginative games or even orchestrate an enthralling puppet show with this delightful creation. And for an extra dose of excitement, why not invite the giraffe's companion, the elephant, to join in on the fun? Let your creativity soar as you dive into the fascinating realm of origami animals!


How to download Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

How to download Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher:

How to download the origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher Template? Sign up to become a member of Artsy Kids Zone to download. The best part is that memberships are FREE! Not only will you gain access to this project but you will also gain access to this Artsy Kids Zone downloads.


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At Artsy Kids Zone, the crafting adventure extends far beyond the savanna! While our collection of safari animal cootie catchers is certainly a hit, there's a whole world of creativity waiting to be explored. Set sail with our pirate-themed crafts, where young buccaneers can craft their own treasure maps and pirate hats. For those enchanted by mythical creatures, our unicorn-themed projects offer a touch of magic and whimsy. And why not add a splash of green to your crafting repertoire with our adorable cactus creations? From pirates to unicorns to prickly pals, Artsy Kids Zone has something for every imagination to thrive and flourish!



Completed Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.

Completed Origami Giraffe Cootie Catcher.



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