I love this elephant paper plate craft! It’s a perfect way to get your kids excited about crafting, and it’s also a great way to spend some time with your kids.
This project is simple enough for kids of all ages to complete, and the results are adorable.
If you love this craft as much as I do, take a look at this list of animal activities for kids.
It’s a great way to spend some time with your family, and it produces a really cute final product. Plus, it might be your kid’s next favorite animal – what could be better than that?
This elephant paper plate craft is perfect for your elephant lover kids. All you need is a paper plate, some paint, and some imagination, and you can create your very own elephant friend.
This is easy to follow and can be done in just a few short minutes. The best part about this elephant paper plate craft is that its materials are affordable and can be found at any local craft store.
So why not try crafting this adorable paper plate elephant today? Your kid might just end up falling in love with their new elephant friend. Read until the end to find out how to make this cute elephant paper plate craft.
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Recommended Elephant Books for Kids
These are my favorite elephant books to pair with this craft. Nothing beats learning while getting creative! While they’re crafting, you can read them these fun and inspirational books with elephants as the main character.
Creative and educational are always the way to go – a perfect combination!
My Tiny Pet ElephantWaiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)Mindfulness Moments for Kids: Listen Like an ElephantThe Elephant that Wanted to DanceThe Elephant in my BackyardBe the Best Me: An Elephant Tale
Elephant Paper Plate Craft Supplies
These materials are super cheap and very accessible. You can grab some of them from the crafts store and your paper plates from your last cookout or event (make sure they’re clean!).
As your kids will enjoy this craft, you will too because of its affordability. Here are the materials you will need:
- Tissue paper or Crepe paper (Japanese paper)
- Paper plate
- Black construction paper
Recommended Elephant Knickknacks for Kids
If your kids loved this activity because of the elephants, they will surely love these items. Make sure to check them out to see if anything would pique your kid’s interest.
If your kids are creative geniuses, this is the perfect kit for them. They can paint and decorate elephant masks, and also they get to paint beautiful scenery of a jungle safari with animals getting along with each other. They will never run out of any creative juices with this kit.
Building blocks is one way to have your kids get into creative mode. This elephant-shaped puzzle is not just a puzzle, but a standing wooden block of an elephant. Your kids will never get tired of this puzzle.
Instructions for Elephant Paper Plate Craft
Cut the crepe paper into squares. Then paste it all over the paper plate using glue. Make sure to cover the entire paper plate.
While waiting for the paper plate to dry, make the elephant’s ears using cardboard. Cut two arc-shaped ears. Then add crepe paper to the elephant’s ears.
Print and cut the template provided for the face. Paste it onto the black construction paper and cardboard and cut it again.
Now, assemble the parts on the paper plate. Stick it using glue. Add the nose and ears.
And you’re done! You did a great job.
- Be careful when using the scissors,
- Choose the proper materials to achieve the aspired outcome.
- Let your creativity flow in your works!
- Crepe paper (Japanese paper)/Tissue paper
- Paper plate
- Black construction paper
- Cut the crepe paper into squares. Then paste it all over the paper plate while using glue. Make sure to cover the entire paper plate.
- While waiting for the paper plate the dry, make the elephant's ears using cardboard. Cut two arc-shaped ears. Then add crepe paper to the elephant's ears.
- Print and cut the template provided for the face. Paste it onto the black construction paper and cardboard and cut it again.
- Now, assemble the parts on the paper plate. Stick it using glue.
- Add the nose and ears with glue.
Did your kids enjoy crafting this super easy and simple elephant paper plate craft? Make sure to give your kids some love and a pat on the back, and display their works in their rooms or in your living room for them to be reminded of their creativity.
Download the Elephant Paper Plate Craft template below
Print out the template to make your own paper plate elephant craft, this is perfect for fans of the Mo Willem’s books. Go ahead and make the Piggie Paper Plate Craft to pair it with this one.
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