Skip to Content

Hippo Crafts for National Hippo Day

Did you know there’s a National Hippo Day?  It happens on February 15th, and now you can celebrate with these cute hippo crafts.

Hippo crafts
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

Make a hippo snack box

Supplies for the hippo craft box:

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 cardstock – Click to Download Hippo Face
Glue or tape

First, attach the small cardstock pieces to the ends of the box. Then, wrap the large piece around the box and attach it to the bottom. To get really nice fold lines, use a scoring board and scoring tool.

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 and attach the face to one end of the box.

Now you have 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. 🙂  How will you be celebrating National Hippo Day?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.