Cardboard Giraffe

3 May 2014

Dot woke up in the morning and came to me. She said,’I want to make a giraffe like that one I saw at Mat Yo Yo.’ Sometimes, the first thing she wants to do in the morning is to doodle and draw. This was one of those days.

There are still a pile of cardboard boxes laying in the living room, waiting to be thrown away. We took one of the cardboard boxes, cut it and then laid it flat on the floor.

As I was still preparing breakfast, I asked her to ask her daddy to help her with her project.

Her daddy showed and briefed Dot what they were going to do and both of them started to draw, cut and colour the cardboard pieces to make a 3-D giraffe.

With the pieces cut out, Dot’s task was to colour all the pieces before attaching them together.

Though she complained that it was tiring colouring all the cardboard pieces, a little encouragement helped her to keep up the good work.  She persevered and completed everything on her own. She was beaming with pride at her finished work. I’m so proud of her!

Here’s a short video clip of what they did.


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  1. I love how she’s pretending to feed the giraffe at the end of the video. That is precious! Also, nice job encouraging her to persist and complete her project. That’s pretty hard to do.

    1. Hi Deb, thanks for reading my post 🙂 Everyday is a training ground to prune and nurture our children. Glad she “passed” this little test! :0

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