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Freestanding card Elephant craft

My little guy has always loved and been fascinated by animals. Be they land, ocean or prehistoric you can guarantee he’ll be interested. One land animal in particular that he’s always loved is the elephant and that’s what he wanted to make when we sat down to craft – some elephants to go ontop of his cupboard. We had so much fun making this freestanding card elephant craft that we made a whole herd in different sizes and colours!

You will need:

  • Coloured card (we used blues, pink and white)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker
Freestanding card elephant craft

To start you will need to cut out the main shape of your elephant. For the legs cut out an arch shape with two rounded feet at the bottom, then cut out a smaller arch from the inside. To make sure your elephant’s front and back legs are equally sized you may find it easier tobcut them out of a folded piece of paper. For the head you just need to cut out a circle.

Freestanding card elephant craft

Next you will need to make the shapes for your elephants head and face. Cut out two large B shapes for the outer ears and two smaller ones for the inner ears. For the eyes, cut out two white eyes and draw on two pupils. Finally cut out the curved shape for your elephant’s trunk as you can see above.

Glue your elephants head down onto the body and then add it’s ears and facial features.

Now you will need to make a papet spring. Cut out two long strips of paper and glue them at a 90° angle. Then take turns folding each strip over the other.

Once you’ve reached the end, glue the lose ends down securely.

Stick one end of your spring down on the inside of your elephant’s front legs and then secure the back legs on the other end of the spring. Your Elephant is finished! How cute are they? why not make a couple more to have a whole herd!

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