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Elephant Headband Craft [Free Template]

Have a child who loves zoo animals and especially elephants?

They’ll love making this simple elephant headband craft! It’s a simple paper craft that kids can proudly wear when they’re finished.

We’ve made tons of animal crafts for kids and this one is another fun and inexpensive one you can add to the list.

It comes with a free printable template so you can easily recreate it with your kids or students.

And, if you’re looking for something the whole family can do together, you’ll love that there is a black and white version little kids can color.

Check out our quick video tutorial or read our step by step directions below to see how easy it is!

How To Make An Elephant Headband

Collage of elephant headband craft images with the words elephant headband in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock (in gray, light gray, pink and white)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Elephant template (download form located at the end of this post)
  • Tape or stapler

Related: Shark Headband Craft

Directions

Download the elephant headband template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding elephant headband craft template

Glue the eyes around the middle of the head. Take the trunk and glue it in between and slightly on top of the eyes.

Hands gluing eye to elephant headband craft
Hands gluing elephant trunk to paper elephant head

Place the cheeks below the eyes and on the outside of the trunk and glue in place.

Make the ears by gluing the pink inner ear to the gray outer ear. Glue the completed ears to the back of the elephant head.

Hands gluing pink inner ear to gray outer ear of elephant craft
Hands gluing ears to elephant headband craft

Tape of staple an extender to each side of the headband base to finish the headband.

Hands taping headband extenders to elephant headband craft

That’s it!

This cute elephant headband is simple for kids of all ages to make or help make!

Two elephant headband crafts

Zoo Unit Study For Kids

Do you want to create an entire zoo unit around this elephant craft? If so, read on because we have some great ideas for you!

Reading aloud is one of the best things you can do for your kids. It teaches them about language, how to read and it helps develop their imagination.

Grab these top rated zoo books from the library or add them to your home collection!

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.

Two flat elephant headband crafts

Of course, you know we love crafting! Try adding some more easy zoo crafts to your theme.

Elephant headband craft

Add in some educational activities with these zoo animal worksheets. They’re great for working on patterns, counting, handwriting, and so much more!

These animal do a dot printables are another fun option. They’re great for younger kids and help develop fine motor skills.

Play is learning, so add in some zoo animal figurines for great open-ended play time!

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Elephant headband craft

Elephant Headband Craft

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

Easily make this cute elephant headband craft with your preschool, kindergarte and elementary aged children!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock (in gray, light gray, pink and white)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Elephant template
  • Tape or stapler

Instructions

  1. Download the elephant headband template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the eyes around the middle of the head. Take the trunk and glue it in between and slightly on top of the eyes.
  3. Place the cheeks below the eyes and on the outside of the trunk and glue in place.
  4. Make the ears by gluing the pink inner ear to the gray outer ear. Glue the completed ears to the back of the elephant head.
  5. Tape of staple an extender to each side of the headband base to finish the headband.

Free Elephant Headband Template

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Muthumeena A

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

It was so cute and funny. Easy to make. Kids will love to do it. It kindled the creativity of my Child.It helped in school activity.

Sam

Thursday 19th of August 2021

So glad to hear that!

Not Happy

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

Thanks for offering a template without telling us we had to pay for it. I know you don't get payed enough as a teacher, that's your problem. Don't put that on us by making us buy templates. I don't care if you made it yourself.

Sam T

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Hi, Not Happy! I'm sorry you're so sad! I'm actually not a teacher and the template is free, so good news, right?! You can enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you. The ebook is also available for purchase if you want all of the craft templates and directions.

Phyllis Simms

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Thank you . My granddaughter wants to be Horton for a school project. This will be perfect.

Sam T

Thursday 25th of February 2021

BTW, we also have this Horton headband if you want to check it out: https://www.simpleeverydaymom.com/printable-dr-seuss-hats/

Sam T

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Oh, great! So glad she can use it!

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