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
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Tape or stapler
- Elephant template
Related: Shark Headband Craft
Download the elephant headband template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Glue the eyes around the middle of the head. Take the trunk and glue it in between and slightly on top of the eyes.
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.
Tape of staple an extender to each side of the headband base to finish the headband.
This cute elephant headband is simple for kids of all ages to make or help make!
Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!
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.
There are many reasons that crafting can be a great activity for young kids. For one, it helps them to develop their motor skills and coordination by requiring fine movements with their hands and fingers. In addition, crafting fosters creativity by allowing kids to freely experiment with different art supplies, materials, and techniques.
It also provides a nice way for kids to socialize and connect with other children since they can work in small groups or collaborate on larger projects together. So next time you need a fun activity, try out some of these fun zoo crafts!
Handprint Monkey Craft – Kids will love creating this monkey craft! It’s a great way to keep them entertained without creating a mess with paint. And what child doesn’t love animals from the jungle or the zoo? This handprint monkey is sure to put a smile on your child’s face!
Paper Plate Tiger Craft – Paper plate crafts are always a hit with kids! They’re simple, creative, and above all, fun. Let your child’s creativity shine with this project.
Panda Paper Bag Puppet – With just a simple brown paper bag and a little time, your kiddos can create the perfect panda puppet for kids to play with. Grab your supplies and let them start crafting today,
Peacock Handprint Craft – This simple paper craft is quick and easy to make, using just a few supplies. And best of all, the finished product is guaranteed to be beautifully colorful and full of life – just like a real peacock! Whether you are looking to keep your kids entertained on a rainy afternoon or simply looking for an artsy project to do together, this craft is sure to be a hit.
Animal Activities For Kids
Zoo animal worksheets are a great tool for kids to learn and have fun at the same time. Whether you’re working on counting and number recognition, or on patterns, handwriting skills, and more, these worksheets are perfect for helping your little one develop their skills in a fun and interactive way.
Looking for something fun and different for your kids to do? These animal do a dot printables are a perfect choice! Whether you’re working on developing fine motor skills or simply looking to keep the kids entertained, these dot pages are a great tool.
This zoo playdough kit for kids is the perfect way to encourage sensory play and imaginary fun. The kit includes two colors of play dough, trinkets, and figures. Kids will love exploring the different textures of the playdough and they’ll have a blast creating their own mini zoo. With this kit, sensory playtime will be even more fun and educational.
If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity to keep kids entertained and active, why not try creating your own animal scavenger hunt? This is a great way for kids to explore the environment around them, discovering little animal figures or plushies in their backyard, house, or even at the local park.
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More Animal Ideas
- Colored cardstock (in gray, light gray, pink and white)
- Glue stick
- Elephant template
- Tape or stapler
- Download the elephant headband template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Glue the eyes around the middle of the head. Take the trunk and glue it in between and slightly on top of the eyes.
- 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.
- Tape of staple an extender to each side of the headband base to finish the headband.