Of the attractions in our city, our favorite is the zoo. Hands down.
Whenever we go, I usually head for the African Savannah exhibit so I can get a look at the elephants.
The last time we went, we actually got to see an elephant jogging directly towards us. I caught it on camera.
It was awesome.
For kids who love elephants, making this fun and easy paper elephant craft is a cute way to spend some crafting time!
This is a really simple art project that only requires a couple of basic supplies, so it’s great for a quick art lesson.
Read on to get the full project instructions.
And, be sure to try our 3D Paper Dolphin Craft too!
Easy Paper Elephant Craft for Kids
To make this easy paper elephant craft, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper
- Child-safe scissors
- Construction paper
- Colored pencils
- Glue stick
- A copy of our free printable elephant craft template (link located farther down)
To get started, print the template and use a pencil to trace the outline of each shape onto construction paper.
Use white for the eyes and hooves. Use gray for the head, body, legs, and trunk.
Light pink works well for the ears and a bright pink is good for the elephant’s cheeks.
Start by gluing the hooves onto the bottom of the legs.
Then attach two of the legs to the bottom of the body.
Give your elephant four legs by attaching the remaining two legs slightly to the left and behind of the front legs.
Use the glue stick to attach the trunk to the bottom of the head and the light pink ears on the left and right side.
Glue the eyes in the center of the elephant’s face. Then place the two “cheeks” on either side of the trunk.
Use a glue stick to attach the head to the body.
And you’re done!
Your elephant is all set to explore the jungle!
Scroll down to get the printable template for this Paper Elephant Craft!
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To get the printable Elephant Paper Craft template, click the image or the link below to download it to your computer!