Not everybody has got a hippo with offspring at home.
Here is a little insight building things like that.
At first the model.
No, false, at first of course the enquirym that means watching pictures,
watching pictures and once more watching pictures.
Than trying to convert it all into a drawing.
And now comes the model.
The next step is making a construction plan.
(this is only a little cut-out, of course)
When the plan is ready, you can go on with the templates,
which you lay the on material, than cutting out the party and sew them together.
Hm, this was a short version, but in this vein you build a kite.
Thus Hippo could look in the free nature.
Now please do not ask me how many parts a hippo consists of,
there are some, if you want you can count them.
The consumption of material was about ca. 20-25 sqm.
The mom has a size of: length = 2,5 m / height = 1,3 m / width = 1,0 m
and the little is one meter long.