I'm so glad it's Friday! This week has been crazy with all the snow days or snow schedules cause it snowed 7 inches in the middle of the day here.
Anyway, today we are going to learn how to make popsicle stick giraffes! I absolutely love this project and think it's really fun.
This is what you'll need:
Popsicle sticks, the big kind ( plus backups)
Yellow and Brown Paint (or spray paint)
Brown Pipe Cleaners
Rubber Bands ( strong ones!)
Yellow paper or foam
First, Get a pan full of water and put it on the stove till the water is boiling. Put a number of popsicle sticks in. Let the popsicle sticks sit for a hour or until soft. You can check if they are bendable by pulling one out and trying to gently bend them.
Once the popsicle sticks are soft, gently bend one until it's a U shape. Be warned that some might break, hence the backups. Once it is in a U shape, rubber band the ends of the U until it stays in that shape.
Get another popsicle stick and bend this into a candy cane position, with the curved end gently sticking out ( see pics above for a visual) Rubber band this also until the shape stays.
Leave the rubber banded popsicle sticks overnight to dry. If you unwind them and they start to go back to original shape, just rubber band them again and let them sit for a few more hours.
Once the popsicle sticks are dry, paint them or spray paint them yellow. Once the yellow coat is dry, paint various sized brown spots. Now, hot glue the candy cane popsicle to the upside-down U popsicle stick.
Now, get the brown felt and cut a rectangle piece the size of the neck. Cut small cuts in it and glue it to the neck.
We're almost done. Get the brown pipe cleaners and cut them to a safe size for the ossicones (horns). Dip a little bit in yellow paint for the right look. Hot glue them on the back of the head. Now cut out ears from the yellow foam or paper. Glue these behind the ossicones.The last thing you need to do is draw the eyes and nostrils.
Yay! You're done! Hoped you liked this, and be creative and make your own popsicle stick animals.