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DIY paper elephant craft for kids

DIY paper elephant craft

After all the lovely weather we’ve been having lately it was a bit of a shock to wake up to the downpour that we had here this morning. After a busy morning indoors tidying my sons room and sorting his toy boxes we thought we would have a chilled afternoon making some crafts. Today’s animal craft is yet another elephant. I think were a bit elephant obsessed! This little DIY paper craft elephant is pretty adorable though and the best part is all you really need is paper scissors and glue – perfect for a little home project!

You will need

  • Coloured crafting paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticker eyes (optional)

First start off by making your elephants legs. Cut out a rounded rectangle shape from your coloured paper.

From each side of your rectangle cut a rounded arch to give you a H shape like you can see above.

DIY paper elephant craft for kids

Now cut out a round piece of brown paper to make the base on which your elephant will stand. Take your legs and make a small fold at the bottom of each one to give your elephant feet. Use these feet to glue your elephant to your base.

Now its time to make your elephant’s head! Cut out a strip the same colour as your elephants body but slightly smaller than the one you used for the legs.

Roll your strip up into a tube and secure with glue.

From the same colour as the head, cut out two big elephant ears. You’ll also need to cut out two slightly smaller coloured inner ears too. Glue the inner ears on to the outer ears.

To make the trunk cut out a rounded carrot shape (slightly bigger at the top than the bottom) and fold it one way and then the other in an accordion fold until you reach the end. For the end of the trunk, cut out a small round oval and two little strips for the nostrils. Glue the nostrils on to the oval shape and the oval shape on to the narrow part of the trunk.

DIY paper elephant craft for kids

Glue a ear on the inside of each end of your tube and then add the trunk to the centre of your elephants face.

DIY paper elephant craft for kids

Give your elephant two eyes and then glue his head on to his body!

DIY paper elephant craft for kids

If you want to add some grass to your elephant design, cut out a rectangle shape and fold it in half to make a tab. Cut several snips into one half of your shape and then glue it down using your other half. Your super cute paper elephant is finished! aren’t they fab!

Did you like this elephant craft? Why not check out this cute paper penguin craft?

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