Elephant Papercraft for Kids

If your kids are a lover of elephants, then you will definitely want to introduce them to this fun and simple elephant papercraft! With the step by step directions and free templates, you will be able to create this fun craft in no time. 

Elephant Papercraft

completed elephant papercraft

Every time we head to the zoo, the kids always beg to go see the elephants. They love to watch them and love just how cute they are!

So we decided to bring that cuteness home with this simple elephant project to add even more fun to our Paper Bag Lion Puppet, Alligator Papercraft, and all our other animal craft friends!

Completed blue elephant with red heart

Supplies

Supplies needed for craft including blue scissors, yellow glue stick, colored paper and blue pencil

Printable Template

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How to make an elephant out of paper

  • Select 2 different shades of blue-colored craft paper and pink-colored craft paper. 
  • Trace the inner ear patterns on the pink paper and the trunk on the darker shade of the blue paper. 
  • Trace the rest of the patterns on the other shade of blue paper. 

cutout pieces of elephant including blue body, head, ears, trunk and black eyes
  • Cut out the traced patterns nicely.  
  • Stick the inner ear patterns (pink patterns) on the outer ear patterns. 
  • Stick the tail pattern on either side of the body pattern. 
  • Stick the ear patterns on both sides of the head pattern, near the top side. 
completed blue elephant
  • Stick the eyes and the trunk on the head pattern as well. Glue the top end of the trunk only, keeping the bottom side of the trunk free from glue. 
  • Stick the head pattern on the top side of the body pattern 
blue elephant with red heard in trunk
  • Trace and cut out a heart shape from a colored craft paper of your choice. 
  • Place the heart under the trunk by sliding the heart from the bottom open side of the trunk. 

More Animal Activites

Kids love animals, so why not create lots of fun projects for them to work on throughout the week! 

Create a fun sensory bin that the kids can do! Add different small animals to the bin so kids can find them and explore their senses. 

Grab a fun age-appropriate zoo puzzle. Puzzles are a great way for kids to practice their fine motor skills, patience, and concentration. 

Make zoo animal sounds! Kids love using their voices so take turns being elephants and other zoo animals! As you do this you will be having fun and helping them develop their speech! 

Ready for more papercrafts? Try these!

Elephant Papercraft for Kids

Blue elephant papercraft on polka dot paper

If your kids are a lover of elephants, then you will definitely want to introduce them to this fun and simple elephant papercraft! With the step by step directions and free templates, you will be able to create this fun craft in no time. 

Materials

  • Colored paper
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Template

Notes

  • Select 2 different shades of blue colored craft paper and pink colored craft paper. 
  • Trace the inner ear patterns on the pink paper and the trunk on the darker shade of the blue paper. 
  • Trace the rest of the patterns on the other shade of blue paper. 
  • Cut out the traced patterns nicely.  
  • Stick the inner ear patterns (pink patterns) on the outer ear patterns. 
  • Stick the tail pattern on either side of the body pattern. 
  • Stick the ear patterns on both sides of the head pattern, near the top side. 
  • Stick the eyes and the trunk on the head pattern as well. Glue the top end of the trunk only, keeping the bottom side of the trunk free from glue. 
  • Stick the head pattern on the top side of the body pattern.
  • Trace and cut out a heart shape from a colored craft paper of your choice. 
  • Place the heart under the trunk by sliding the heart from the bottom open side of the trunk. 

 
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How Do I Print A PDF?

You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides. 

Can I Resell These?

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