Giraffes are a sight to behold in person, especially for little children who have never seen such behemoths. Now, they can recreate these savannah wanderers by following one of these giraffe Perler beads below!
While not the biggest mammal in the world—not even on land—a fully grown giraffe boasts a height of 14-18 feet, making it the tallest mammal on land.
If that’s not an impressive number, simply scroll down to see more wild facts about the giraffe.
But first, let’s gather the materials needed to make our Perler bead giraffes.
Materials You’ll Need
- Perler Beads
- Ironing paper
- Tweezers (optional)
6 Easy Giraffe Patterns
Giraffes are quite easy to make. It’s just like making the Perler bead pattern of any regular quadruped, except the neck is longer. The spots are easy to add since it’s unique to each giraffe.
1. Giraffe for Toddlers
What best way to start our Perler bead giraffes than making this simple pattern by ShesSpiddy?
They make it as uncomplicated as a giraffe pattern can be.
Giraffe fact #1: Don’t worry too much about the spots of a giraffe, since each spot is unique—much like how a human fingerprint is unique for each individual.
If you like making uncomplicated patterns such as this one, then head to our 28 Cat Perler Beads Patterns for Kids.
2. Baby Giraffe
Erase any of your preconceptions of smallness about baby animals because giraffe calves (which is the term for baby giraffes) are anything but tiny.
Giraffe fact #2: Newborn giraffes are as big as an adult human (50-70kg in weight and 1.8m in height) when they’re born.
Despite being relatively big compared to a human, the baby giraffe still possesses the cuteness to charm any human.
For more adorable patterns, look no further than these 30 Kawaii Perler Bead Patterns to Melt Your Heart.
3. Minimalistic Giraffe Pattern
It’s easy to distinguish a minimalistic pattern of a giraffe: it has a long neck. Check out kennalu‘s pattern, for example.
Despite not having any distinguishable facial features, it would still be pretty hard to mistake this giraffe for, say, a jellyfish.
Giraffe fact #3: The patches of a giraffe can vary from orange to chestnut and even black.
For miniature designs, head on to our list of Mini Perler Bead Patterns.
4. Painless Giraffe Face
If your little ones find it too difficult to make the body of a giraffe, wannabewitch08 is here with their painless giraffe face pattern. Don’t fret too much about the shading of the pattern—we won’t scold you for it.
A part of this pattern that may catch your eye is the antenna on the giraffe.
Giraffe fact #4: The protuberance on their head is not actually an antenna like that of an insect, but more like horns. These horns are also mistaken to be bones, but they’re actually made of bone-like cartilage.
5. Dinosaur x Giraffe
In terms of height, the giraffe would be able to compete with a dinosaur, like the t-rex, although they’re not as vicious.
BiancaB shows us what would happen if a giraffe and a dinosaur met. Perhaps they had, during the Giraffic era.
Giraffe fact #5: Like many dinosaurs, giraffes are herbivores that feed on tall acacia leaves and flowers, which no other animal can’t reach.
Accompany your giraffe patterns with these other 26 Friendly Dinosaur Perler Bead Patterns.
6. Basic Giraffe
All you need is three colors—orange, yellow, and brown—for this basic giraffe pattern created by SusanGuinto.
Giraffe fact #6: Because of their size, giraffe gestation usually lasts over 400 days, after which a big baby giraffe is born.
4 Cartoon Giraffe
Giraffes have no lack of representation in kids’ shows and cartoons. After all, no mammal is as recognizable and fascinating as the giraffe.
For Perler bead patterns of kids’ shows, check out these 23 Outstanding PAW Patrol Perler Beads for Kids.
7. Simple Giraffe from Cartoons
Create a straightforward giraffe pattern like this one made by fredgirl1804. What I love most about this pattern is the symmetry involved—as well as the asymmetry displayed in the giraffe’s patches.
Giraffe fact #7: Although preyed upon by some large felines, do not underestimate the size and power of a giraffe’s kick—it has a force of 2,000 psi, equivalent to the strongest recorded kick of a horse.
This is enough to be fatal if hit in the head.
8. Big Head Giraffe Cartoon
Giraffes aren’t known to have large heads, but males use their necks to duel competitors in a battle termed “necking”.
Here’s bugredstone‘s pattern of a giraffe with a gentle disposition, glad to be excluded from any necking competition.
Giraffe fact #8: Most giraffes come out unscathed from these necking bouts; there are times, however, when this battle for dominance ends up in deadly situations.
9. Shocked Giraffe
It’s rare for giraffes to get shocked, but when they do, they look like this pattern shared on Flickr.
Don’t forget to add the unique spots that this giraffe has.
10. Chonky Giraffe
Being such massive mammals, giraffes must eat a lot during the day. Too many leaves, though, can turn them into a chonky giraffe like this pattern by knots_of_art.
Giraffe fact #9: Their favorite food is leaves from the acacia tree, of which they could eat up to 75 pounds per day to fuel their big bodies.
If all that talk about acacia tree leaves has left you salivating, then visiting these Food Perler Bead Patterns is a must.
3 Great Giraffe Patterns
As shown in the previous patterns, size won’t deter Perler bead enthusiasts (by which I mean kids) from making their favorite animal.
If those patterns were too easy, then look up to these great giraffe patterns up next.
11. Girafarig from Pokémon
Here’s another great Pokémon pattern shared by Sparrows. The most eye-catching part of Girafarig is its tail, which is weirdly also a head.
Girafarig fun fact: the head on Girafarig’s tail occasionally uses psychic powers to fend off other Pokémons.
Gotta catch ’em all in these 25 Pokemon Perler Beads for Kids.
12. Perler Bead 3D Giraffe
The best way to represent the giraffe in Perler bead form is to make a 3D version of it. Wolleplanet’s video tutorial doesn’t disappoint when it comes to creating a great 3D Perler bead.
Check out some of the Coolest DIY 3D Perler Bead Patterns.
13. Complex Giraffe Face Pattern
I’ve got a challenge for any Perler bead experts: make this head shared by ProHama, and try to imagine its body and create it on your own.
That’s the ultimate Perler bead challenge for the more experienced artists.
A Little Goes a Long Way!
Building up creative habits, such as making these Perler bead activities, are a great way to develop the skills of your little ones.
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