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Giraffe Stool Painting Craft

Giraffe Stool Painting Craft

Add this colorful stool to a kid's bed- or bathroom for extra seating. Parents of potty training toddlers will surely appreciate this Giraffe Stool Painting Craft. Acrylic paint crafts show how easy it is to personalize furniture. In fact paint crafts ideas can help you save money on expensive home decor items. Simply use an old wooden stool or buy one at a thrift store. Once you have your stool, cover it in acrylic paint and create a cute character like this giraffe. This project is not only cute but quick and easy, too.

Primary TechniquePainting



  • Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics
    • Peach Silk
    • Chick
    • Cotton Ball
    • Flamingo
    • Coastal Waters
    • Iris
    • Melonball
  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • #12 flat brush
  • 3/4” flat brush
  • #8 round brush
  • Liner brush
  • Pencil
  • Jute
  • Flags



  1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the top of the stool with two coats of Peach Silk and the legs with two coats of Melonball.

  2. Using a 3/4" flat brush, dry-brush the top of the stool with Chick and the legs with Coastal Waters.
  3. Using a #8 round brush, randomly paint loopy lines across the top part of the stool in Cotton Ball.
  4. Using the pattern a pencil, tracing and tranfer paper outline the giraffe onto the stool. (Refer to photo for placement.) Use a #8 round brush to paint the giraffe with two coats of Chick. Use a liner brush to paint the horn and tail with two coats of Coastal Waters.

  5. Use a liner brush to dot on eyes in Coastal Waters. Use a #8 round brush to add accents colors/marking in Coastal Waters, Iris, and Flamingo.


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