Make Coffee Can Giraffe Legs

Walk tall like a giraffe when you make these giraffe legs out of coffee cans.

What You Need

  • 2 coffee cans (or any 2 cans sturdy to stand on)
  • yellow construction paper (enough to cover the two cans)
  • crayons
  • 2 pieces of rope (cut to a length that can go through the can and be long enough for your child to hold as he/she walks)
  • scissors
  • sharp utensil (to punch holes in the sides of the cans)
  • tape

What You Do

  • STEP 1: Color Paper

    Color “giraffe” spots on the yellow paper.

  • STEP 2: Wrap Paper Around Can

    Wrap the paper around the can and tape to hold in place.

  • STEP 3: Punch Holes in Can

    Punch a hole close to the bottom of the can. Then punch another hole opposite it on the other side of the can.

  • STEP 4: Thread Rope Through Can

    Turn the can upside down. Thread the rope into one hole and out the other. Loop it over the top of the can and back through the first hole, and back out the other side. Tie the two end of the rope together. (You should have a strap across the top of can that you  can slip your foot through as well as a handle that you can hold.

    coffee can giraffe legs step 4

  • STEP 5: Walk on Legs

    Repeat steps 1–4 for the second can.

    Slip your feet through the straps, and grab the handles. Practice getting used to balancing on the giraffe legs. Walking is easier on a solid surface. Carpet and grass may be more challenging to walk on.

    coffee can giraffe legs step 5