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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hippo Crafts for National Hippo Day

{Happy Hippo Day!  Here are some cute hippo ideas for you to try}

1 Hungry Hippo  by Tip Toe Crafts
2 Stuffed Hippo Pattern (Russian tutorial, good pics!)
3 Swimming Hippo by I Heart Crafty Things
4 Pink Hippo Card by Giovana Smith
5 Hungry Hippo Nails by Devilish Polish
Hippopotamus Box by She Knows 
7 Hippo Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
8 Felt Hippo by A Handmade Tale

And how about a box of animal crackers dressed up as a hippo!


Box of animal crackers with string cut off. Pink or purple cardstock
  • (1) 9 x 5 1/8 inches, folded at 2 3/4, 4 1/2 and 7 1/4 inch marks
  • (2) 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches
White cardstock (2) 3/4 x 1/2 inches, round corners if desired
Hippo faces printed onto pink or purple
Glue or tape

Attach two small cardstock pieces to the ends of the box.
Wrap the large piece around the box and attach it to the bottom.

Cut out the hippo faces

**There are several pictures on the page, so you can delete the ones you don't need before printing**

Glue the white cardstock pieces to the face so they stick out from behind as teeth.

Attach the face to one end of the box.

Snacks for National Hippo Day, or Hippopotamus party favors!  I turned them into little Valentines for my kids and wrote on the side: I made you this hippopotamus, Cuz I love you quite a-lot-amus. :)

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  1. this was a cute idea!!! wish I had some little kids around to enjoy it!!!

  2. These are wonderful, my little boy would love to make the hippo box from an egg carton. Wonderful post!!