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Elephant Craft For Kids

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If your child loves elephants, you’re in the right place!

There’s something inherently majestic about elephants and kids are naturally drawn to them too. That’s why we’ve created this cute elephant craft for kids.

We’ve made lots of animal crafts in the past, but never an elephant. Today we’re changing that with this simple project.

Like most of our other crafts, it comes with a free printable template which makes it perfect for creating with preschool and kindergarten aged children.

Use this idea for an e is for elephant unit, when your kids are learning about zoo animals, or just for fun.

Read on below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how it’s made.

Elephant Printable Craft

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Supplies

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Directions

Download the elephant template, print and cut out the pieces. If you’re making this craft with kids who don’t have the dexterity to cut by themselves, it will help things go more smoothly if the pieces are cut out ahead of time and ready to go.

hands holding elephant paper craft template

Take the two eyes and glue them near the middle of the head, as the pictures show.

hands gluing eyes onto elephant paper craft

Use the dark gray marker to draw wrinkle lines along the trunk. Glue the trunk in the middle of the head, slightly over top the two eyes.

hands gluing trunk onto elephant paper craft

Use the .5″ circle punch or scissors to cut out two circles for the elephant’s cheeks. Glue them on either side of the trunk. If you prefer, you can also use a pink marker to draw them on.

hands gluing chek onto elephant paper craft

Glue the pink inner ear to the gray outer ear. Repeat this on both sides. Add a little glue to the inside of both ears and glue the ears to the back of the elephant’s head.

hands gluing inner ear onto outer ear of elephant paper craft
hands gluing ears onto elephant paper craft

Take the neck and glue it behind the elephant’s head, on the bottom side.

hands gluing head onto elephant paper craft body

That’s how simple it is to make your own cute little elephant!

Because this craft is so easy to assemble, we think it’s ideal for make with older toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children.

If you’re working on improving your child’s scissors skills, be sure to check out this post with a free printable worksheet!

elephant craft preschool

Older elementary aged children may enjoy it as well since they can do the entire craft on their own.

Don’t feel limited to stick with the same color scheme we chose either! You can make your elephant in blue or anything other color your child feels like!

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Share With Us

Did you make this elephant craft with your kids or students? We’d love to see how they look!

Take a quick picture and post it on our Facebook page wall or join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

elephant printable craft

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Paper Elephant Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This elephant craft is a fun and simple project for preschool & kindergarten children. Download the free printable template and make today!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock (in pink and gray)
  • White cardstock
  • Dark gray marker
  • Glue stick
  • Elephant template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • .5" circle punch (optional)

Instructions

  1. Download the elephant template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Take the two eyes and glue them near the middle of the head, as the pictures show.
  3. Use the dark gray marker to draw wrinkle lines along the trunk. Glue the trunk in the middle of the head, slightly overtop the two eyes.
  4. Use the .5" circle punch or scissors to cut out two circles for the elephant's cheeks. Glue them on either side of the trunk. If you prefer, you can also use a pink marker to draw them on.
  5. Glue the pink inner ear to the gray outer ear. Repeat this on both sides. Add a little glue to the inside of both ears and glue the ears to the back of the elephant's head.
  6. Take the neck and glue it behind the elephant's head, on the bottom side.

Free Elephant Template

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