Let’s face it: cords are a part of our kids lives these days, whether for tablets, toys, or any of a dozen other gadgets and games. This adorable cord keeper from Highlights magazine is the perfect way for Travis to wind up his favorite robot’s cord when it’s not charging.
To start, I drew a giraffe head and neck on thin cardboard (an old cereal box was perfect), and we glued it onto yellow felt. Let dry, then cut out.
I also cut out details from other colors of felt (big kids can do this themselves). We used brown for the nose and horns, orange for the ears, and a quirky purple for the giraffe’s spots!
Travis loved gluing everything down, especially a silly white tie.
Decorate with puffy paint for a few final touches. I loved the “smile” that Travis gave his giraffe.
Once dry, cut a slit in the giraffe’s neck. This is the notch to start winding your cord. Simply continue winding around the giraffe’s long neck until everything is nice and tidy.