Cupcake Liner Elephant Craft

My kids were pretty fond of our Lion Craft made out of cupcake liners so we decided to give another animal a go…this time we made a cute little Elephant.
Cupcake Liner Elephant

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Materials you will need:

  • Blue sheet of cardstock for your background (or whatever color you choose)
  • 1 standard grey cupcake liner
  • 1 mini grey cupcake liner
  • 1 sheet of gray cardstock paper
  • elephant ears pattern
  • 2 wiggly eyes
  • scissors
  • gluestick
  • school glue
1. Start by printing out the Elephant Ears Pattern. Use it to trace and cut out your two elephant ears.
Elephant Ears
2. Glue your elephant ears to the back of your small gray cupcake liner with your glue stick.
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3. Glue your large gray cupcake liner onto your blue cardstock paper, then glue your head with ears attached onto your blue cardstock paper.

4. Cut out 4 legs, a tail and a trunk from your gray paper and glue it onto your elephant. We also cut out a small tear shaped piece for the end of the tail and cut slits at the end for hair.


5. Glue on your wiggly eyes and your elephant is complete.




Try coupling this craft with some Elephant-themed books:

Elmer by David McKee

The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff

The Saggy Baggy Elephant by Kathryn Jackson

Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

Ella by Bill Peet

Big Little Elephant by Valeri Gorbachev

Meet Me at the Moon by Gianna Marino




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