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Elephant Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Kids love elephants! They are one of the most popular animals in the world and for good reason.

They are big and strong, but also gentle and caring. They can be found in many different parts of the world, and each place has its own unique culture and history related to these amazing creatures.

As kids learn more about elephants, they will love creating this fun elephant handprint craft.

It’s perfect for home or school projects, as well as birthday parties.

The best part is that it’s easy to make with a free template available. So get creative today and have some fun with your kids!

Also, be sure to browse through all of our fun handprint crafts for kids.

How To Make A Handprint Elephant

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Elephant template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the elephant template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint elephant craft template

Take the eyes and glue them underneath both of the eyebrows.

hand gluing eye to handprint elephant craft

Place the cheeks below and slightly outside the eyes and glue them in place.

hand gluing cheeks to handprint elephant craft

Trace your child’s hands onto a piece of gray paper and cut them out. Next, glue them on either side of the head, with the fingers pointing down and the thumbs behind the head.

hand gluing ears to handprint elephant craft

Finish off the elephant by gluing the inner ears where the elephant’s head and the handprints meet.

hand gluing inner ears to handprint elephant craft

This is just such a simple animal craft for kids!

hand holding handprint elephant craft

More Animal Activities For Kids

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Reading aloud with your kids is one of the best ways to help them develop and grow. Not only does it give you time for fun together, but reading provides many benefits like improved vocabulary, focus, and imagination.

Add in some of these animal books for kids:

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

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We all know that crafting with children is one of the best ways to keep them busy and happy, so why not try out some new ideas this year? Check out these fun animal crafts for some great DIY projects.

Paper Plate Owl Craft – This fun and easy owl craft is perfect for kids. They can paint, cut, and glue the pieces together to create a cute owl. Plus, there’s a free template you can use. Let your kids have some fun with this activity today.

Handprint Tiger Craft – This tiger craft is perfect for kids! It’s a simple activity that doesn’t require any paint, so it’s great for younger children. Plus, it makes a cute keepsake. Have fun making this adorable tiger with your little one!

Lion Craft – This is an easy and fun lion craft for kids that can be made with just a few simple supplies. It’s perfect for zoo-themed parties or for any time you want to teach your child about lions.

Paper Plate Monkey Craft – This fun monkey craft is perfect for kids of all ages! It’s simple to make and a great way to use up any leftover paper plates.

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Dot markers are a great way for your kids to have fun. These animal do-a-dot printables will help your little one practice counting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills! This is perfect for preschool or kindergarten-aged children.

Kids will love these fun zoo animal worksheets that help with practicing patterns, letter recognition, handwriting, and more. These printables are perfect for a rainy day or when you just need a little extra homeschooling time.

With this zoo play dough kit, kids will have hours of fun creating their own little world of animals. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and encourages creativity and imaginative play. Plus, the soft, tactile experience of playing with playdough is perfect for sensory exploration.

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Elephant Handprint Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This is a fun elephant handprint craft that kids will love creating. It's perfect for home or the classroom!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Elephant template

Instructions

  1. Download the elephant template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take the eyes and glue them underneath both of the eyebrows.
  3. Place the cheeks below and slightly outside the eyes and glue them in place.
  4. Trace your child's hands onto a piece of gray paper and cut them out. Next, glue them on either side of the head, with the fingers pointing down and the thumbs behind the head.
  5. Finish off the elephant by gluing the inner ears where the elephant's head and the handprints meet.

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