Today we have a fantastic and easy elephant craft to share here on Craft Play Learn. This simple paper Elephant bookmark is a fun idea and a great craft to encourage kids to read.
I’ve always loved Elephants and will never forget seeing an Elephant for the first time. I was visiting my local Zoo on a school trip and an elephant was rolling around on the ground. It was fascinating to watch and I saw a great big elephant along with a small baby elephant. It was an amazing experience.
If you’re looking for an E is for elephant craft or a Dr Seuss Horton Hears A Who craft, then this elephant template is a great idea and a great way to extend a child’s interest in these amazing and beautiful elephants.
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Where Do Elephants Live?
Elephants originally come from Asia and Africa. The Asian elephant comes in three subspecies, the Indian, Sri Lankan, and Sumatran elephant.
There are two types of African elephants, the African Savannah elephant and the African Forest elephant. The African Forest elephant lives in the Congo River Basin in western central Africa.
Supplies Needed For This Elephant Craft
List of Supplies:
- Colored cardstock paper
- Craft glue
- Elephant Template printable
How To Make This Elephant Bookmark
I’ll now show you how to make this fantastic elephant craft and kids bookmark! Enjoy!
Step -1: Elephant Bookmark
Select a cardstock paper for the elephant template printable.
Select pink shade for the inner ear parts and simply print and cut out the eye templates.
Trace the elephant template pattern onto the selected paper and cut them out using scissors.
Step -2: Elephant Bookmark
Attach the head cutout (the round shape) on the top side of the body cutout by overlapping a cm of both cutouts.
Step – 3: Elephant Bookmark
Take the big ear cutouts and attach the pink ear cutouts (inner parts of the ears) on the big ones.
Step – 4: Elephant Bookmark
Attach the ears on the top backside of the head pattern.
Step – 5: Elephant Bookmark
Attach the tail at the backside of the body part of the elephant and the trunk pattern near the bottom middle side of the head.
Step – 6: Elephant Bookmark
Attach the front leg cutouts on the front side of the body, keeping about 2 cm gap along the bottom side of the body pattern.
Step – 7: Elephant Bookmark
Attach the eyes on the head and use a pen to trace a smile near the trunk of the elephant. You can also use coloring pencils to trace shades along the trunk of the elephant.
Your Elephant Craft is now complete. Enjoy!
Download the your free elephant template here!
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.
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