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Adorable Elephant Valentine Craft [Free Printable Template]

Valentine’s Day is a fun time for kids to show their appreciation for the special people in their lives. This year, go the extra mile with a handmade craft that’s as adorable as it is meaningful.

Show some love with this cute elephant Valentine craft! Kids will create a cute elephant to tell someone special that they’re “elephantastic”!

This paper craft is perfect for young kids who love to create and share their masterpieces. Whether it’s for a parent, grandparent, friend, or teacher, this elephant Valentine is sure to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day.

Explore our collection of Valentine crafts for kids to discover even more ideas to make this February extra special. Let’s get crafting and spread some love together!

Elephant Valentine Craft Idea

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To get started, you’ll just need some paper, basic craft supplies, and our free printable template. Read on below to download the template and go over our step-by-step instructions to make this fun craft with the kiddos!

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Elephant Template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
color, cut and paste elephant valentine template

Directions

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

elephant valentine craft template

Begin by gluing the pink inner ears to the outer ears.

hand gluing the inner ears to the outer ears

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

hand gluing the eyes of the elephant valentine craft

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

hand gluing the cheeks of the elephant valentine craft

Glue the trunk just below and in between the eyes.

hand gluing the trunk of elephant valentine craft

Attach the heart in the middle of the elephant’s body using glue.

hand gluing the heart of the elephant valentine craft

Finish up by assembling the hand and then gluing it on each side of the heart.

assembling the elephant hands
hand gluing the elephant hands to the heart

If your child enjoyed this cute elephant, be sure to check out all of our fun zoo animals crafts for kids!

holding the elephant valentine craft

More Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine’s Ideas For Children

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to engage children in fun activities that celebrate love and friendship. Find lots of ways to make this holiday memorable for kids whether they’re at home with family or in the classroom with friends.

We have some Valentine ideas that are perfect for sparking creativity, strengthening essential skills, and spreading some love! Below you’ll find some favorite books, crafts, and activities designed to keep kids entertained and inspired throughout the holiday season.

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Valentine’s Books For Kids

Love From The Crayons If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.

The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?

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Valentine’s Day Printable Crafts

Giraffe Valentine Card Craft – This cute giraffe is tickled pink to share a sweet message with your Valentine. Grab the craft supplies and create an adorable Valentine’s Day card with the kids!

Hippo Valentine Craft – Kids will love crafting this happy hippo to spread the love to someone special or to use as a festive decoration. Encourage their creativity by getting them to choose between using traditional Valentine colors or realistic hippo hues for their Valentine craft.

collage of Valentine's Day printable crafts

Bee Valentine Craft – Get buzzing with excitement for our bee-utiful Valentine craft! Kids can create adorable Valentines to ask friends and family to “bee mine”. They’ll have a blast crafting these buzzing bees that are perfect for spreading love and cheer this Valentine’s Day.

Red Panda Valentine Craft – Let’s spread joy with our charming red panda craft! Kids can create these adorable creatures to share with loved ones or use as holiday decorations. Not only will they bring smiles, but they’ll also spark curiosity about these endangered animals.

Valentine’s Day Kids Printables

Get ready to spread some sloth-tastic love this Valentine’s Day with our printable sloth Valentine cards! With eight adorable designs, including two special ones for teachers, there’s a sloth for everyone on your list.

Kids will love sharing these cute cards with friends, family, and teachers, bringing smiles and warm fuzzies to all. Print, cut, and personalize your sloth Valentines for a heartfelt and memorable celebration!

Add some color to your Valentine’s Day with our animal Valentine coloring pages! Inside this set, you’ll find four adorable pages featuring a tiger, bear, bee, and panda, just waiting for your child’s creative touch.

These coloring sheets are perfect for kids to express their creativity and share some love with friends and family while also working on fine motor skills. Grab the crayons or markers to bring these charming characters to life!

collage of Valentine Day Kids Printables

Kids will roar with excitement this Valentine’s Day with our printable lion Valentine cards! This set has eight punny lion designs, including two for teachers, so there’s a lion themed card for everyone on your list.

Kids will love sharing these cute cards with friends, family, and teachers, spreading smiles and love wherever they go. Print, cut, and personalize your lion Valentines for a roaringly fun and memorable celebration of love and friendship!

These heart counting preschool printables are designed to teach matching, tracing, tens frames, and missing numbers. These activities provide an exciting way for your little ones to develop their counting skills while having fun.

Download the printables and watch as your child explores and learns in a playful way when they count the hearts in the jar, fill in tens frames, cut and paste hearts, match the number, and write out the number words. The colorful hearts and engaging activities make learning more enjoyable!

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Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Cute Elephant Valentine Craft

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

This paper craft is perfect for young kids who love to create and share their masterpieces. Whether it’s for a parent, grandparent, friend, or teacher, this elephant Valentine is sure to bring smiles on Valentine’s Day.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Elephant Template

Instructions

  1. Download the Elephant template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the pink inner ears to the outer ears.hand gluing the inner ears to the outer ears
  3. Take the eyes and glue them underneath both of the eyebrows.
  4. Next, place the cheeks below and slightly outside the eyes and glue them in place.hand gluing the cheeks of the elephant valentine craft
  5. Glue the trunk just below and in between the eyes.
  6. Attach the heart in the middle of the elephant’s body using glue.hand gluing the heart of the elephant valentine craft
  7. Finish up by assembling the hand and then gluing it on each side of the heart.

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Elephant Valentines Day Craft Template

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Dawn

Monday 12th of February 2024

This is so cute.

Sam

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

Thanks so much!

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