We don’t want to toot our own horn, but our Elephant Headband Craft is the perfect activity! It’s so fun to make and creates a fun headband to wear afterward. Start making your own today!
Elephant Headband Craft
When my kids were toddlers, they loved pretending they were elephants. I remember working on animal sounds with each of them, and they had so much fun making elephant noises. They would even hold their arm up to their face to pretend it was their trunk!
Elephants are so fascinating! They are the world’s largest animals on land. Their big ears and playful personality make them a common favorite animal for children.
If you have a child who loves elephants just as much as mine do, you’re going to want to take a look at this Elephant Headband Craft! This cute craft is such a fun activity for you and your little one. And it makes a silly headband to play with all day long!
We love making this Elephant Headband Craft. After we make it together, we all put on our Elephant Headbands and pretend to be Elephants. Sometimes, my kids are the zookeepers while I stomp around, pretending to be an elephant. They love it!
If you need more animals to add to your zoo, try making our Alligator Papercraft. Or try our Paper Bag Lion Puppet for a roaring good time! Can’t get enough of elephants? This Elephant Papercraft is adorable and so fun to make!
If you want to make this into a learning activity, have your kids gather some fun facts about Elephants. They can write them on the back of their headband. Or they can present them to the rest of the family!
We absolutely love crafting here at Frosting and Glue! One of the reasons is that it’s so good for children’s development. Crafting helps build fine motor skills and teaches children how to get creative.
Other benefits include:
- Learning to follow directions
- Encourages self-expression
- Builds resilience
- Supports critical thinking
- Teaches colors and shapes
- Develops patience and concentration
It’s so easy to get started on your own Elephant Headband. Make sure you download the template for an easier time tracing and cutting. Let’s get going!
How to Make an Elephant Headband
- Print out your Elephant Headband.
- Cut along the dotted lines.
- Add some color to your headband with your crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
- Use your glue, tape, or stapler to attach the two ends of the headband together.
- Now you’ve got your very own Elephant Headband!
Tips and Tricks
- Googly eyes make everything sillier! Glue on some googly eyes and watch them move as you pretend to be an elephant.
- Make these in the classroom. Turn this craft into an activity for your students. Pair it with a video on elephants, like this one. The kids will have fun and learn so much about elephants!
- Having a party? Make these elephant headbands turn into party animals! It’s a great party activity and makes something fun for guests to take home.
More Elephant Ideas
Grab your elephant headband and pretend to be an elephant at the zoo! Elephants love fruits and vegetables. Make sure you’ve got some fruits and veggies to keep you fed!
Or pretend to be a zoo keeper. Gather all of your stuffed animals and place them around the room. Take time with each animal to learn about it, take care of it, and keep it company.
Snuggle up close and read An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Mopurgo. It’s a story about an elephant who goes to live in a family’s garden to stay safe during a war. It’s inspired by a true story!
For More Animal Ideas Check Out These:
- Papercraft Flamingo Bookmarks
- Paper Bag Monkey Puppet
- Animal ABC Letter Set
- Hippopotamus Papercraft
- Paper Cup Bat Craft
- Paper Bag Penguin Puppet
- Owl Paper Bag Puppet
- Paper Bag Badger Puppet
- Crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.
- Glue, tape, or a stapler.
Print out your Elephant Headband.
Cut along the dotted lines.
Add some color to your headband with your crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
Use your glue, tape, or stapler to attach the two ends of the headband together.
Now you’ve got your very own Elephant Headband!
Googly eyes make everything sillier! Glue on some googly eyes and watch them move as you pretend to be an elephant.
Make these in the classroom. Turn this craft into an activity for your students. Pair it with a video on elephants, like this one. The kids will have fun and learn so much about elephants!
Having a party? Make these elephant headbands to turn into party animals! It’s a great party activity and makes something fun for guests to take home.