Their big, floppy ears, giant trunks, and adorable features make them a favorite animal of kids everywhere.
If you’re planning a trip to the zoo or just have a child who’s obsessed with these gentle giants, you’re going to love this list of fun elephant crafts for kids.
You’ll find lots of options, such as paper plate crafts, puppets, and elephants made using simple shapes like circles or hearts.
You’ll also find several options with printable templates, so they’re wonderful for crafting in the classroom or with a group of kids.
This is a fun activity for Read Across America week, or anytime you'd like to make a totally adorable elephant craft.
Kids can use their Horton puppets to re-enact their favorite parts of Horton Hears a Who.
This simple elephant paper craft is big, fun, and easy to make! Make it for zoo animal units or anytime you feel like it!
This coffee filter elephant is a terrific elephant-themed craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Using just coffee filters, construction paper, and crayons, this craft can be assembled in 15 minutes or less.
Your child may need help drawing the elephant's face. Alternatively, you can use googly eyes in place of the drawn eyes.
Do your kids adore the Elephant and Piggie books? If so, these Gerald and Piggie headbands are going to go over BIG TIME!
Use them for a last-minute costume idea or just for pretend play. Kids will need help assembling the headpieces, but even young children can still do the painting and some of the cutting.
Rocking paper plate animals combine the fun of a craft with an inexpensive toy! The next time your elephant fanatic wants to play, try this activity.
The elephants can be decorated as elaborately or as simply as you'd like. If you or your child aren't into drawing the designs, use stickers or washi tape to make it look more decorative.
These balancing elephant puppets are too cute. They go along with the counting song Elephants Bouncing, and if you're not familiar with it, the post includes a helpful video.
Use these puppets to sing along or as a STEM activity focused on balancing.
Elmer the Elephant is a cute story, and this suncatcher craft goes right along with it. Pair both together for a fun afternoon of crafting and reading with your little one.
What a fun craft to do in preparation for a zoo visit. The elephant is made using squares, rectangles, circles, etc., and then yarn is placed in front to represent the bars of a zoo.
You can't get much sweeter than an elephant whose ears are made of hearts. These puppets are a cute craft to make for Valentine's Day.
Here's another cute elephant puppet idea that's super easy for kids of all ages. All you need is construction paper, scissors, glue, and the template, and the kids will be playing with their puppets in no time.
Recycle a K-cup to make an adorable little elephant with the kids!
Not only are they fun to play with, but these tiny K-cup figures make cute decorations for the shelves in your child's room.
These adorable paper bookmarks peek over the pages as you read!
They're super easy for most ages, thanks to the printable template. The elephant bookmarks would make an excellent classroom or library craft.
We hope you're saving your toilet paper rolls for fun crafts like this elephant! Kids can practice their scissor skills to shape the elephant's ears, trunk, etc.
And this craft is super low-prep. If you have paint, glue, googly eyes, and toilet rolls, you have everything you need.
Turn an ordinary cereal box into an awesome elephant with a bit of cutting, painting, and decorating.
Crafts that use recycled materials are the best kind—no need to head to the craft store!
E is for elephant! Use this craft to introduce the letter E to your toddler or preschooler or to work on letter sounds for kindergarteners.
Mark your pages with a cute elephant corner bookmark.
The tutorial also includes instructions for making other safari animal bookmarks, such as a giraffe, zebra, lion, and hippopotamus.
A mini cupcake liner, a regular cupcake liner, and a little creativity are all you need to make a really cool elephant.
This craft is made with simple shapes, so it's great for preschoolers.
It only takes a couple of cuts out of a paper plate to create an elephant head! Who knew? We love the textured look of the paint.
Here's another Elephant and Piggie craft and activity that will keep your kids engaged and playing for hours.
This is best done with a small group of kids (or siblings), but parents can join in for the sharing, too.
Which of these fun elephant crafts is your favorite?