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How To Make An Exuberant Elephant Craft For Kids

Elephants are great, but elephant crafts are even better!


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If you’re looking to make an adorable elephant craft you have come to the perfect place.

You can make your elephant by following six simple steps.

But if you’re like me, you probably prefer to have an easy print-and-go elephant craft template, to take away some of that extra work!

Either way, this adorable elephant craft will be a lot of fun to make with your kids.

(Tip: your kid’s hands may get tired of cutting so precutting some of the parts will work on the hand muscles without overworking them!)

(Tip: Glue sticks are less messy than glue bottles)

Keep reading to find a few interesting elephant facts.  As well as funny elephant jokes.

elephant facts

Did you Know?

  • There are three different species of Elephants
  • Elephants are the world’s largest land animal
  • They spend 12 to 18 hours eating every single day

Curious about Elephants? Read more about them at Nat Geo Kids.

The Benefit

Hand-eye Coordination

Hand-eye coordination is the ability to do activities that require the simultaneous use of your hands and eyes.  Crafts are perfect for building your kiddo’s hand-eye coordination skills.

Cutting along the lines and, gluing the pieces together are perfect example of using hand-eye coordination skills.

Crafting is a fun way to spend time together and works on various skills, not just hand-eye coordination.

The Elephant Craft

Keep scrolling to find the step-by-step instructions.  OR…

Click here to get my time-saving elephant template!

Animal elephant craft cover

The Exuberant Elephant craft template includes…

  • Black and white template just Print, Color, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • 2 different templates (Already Colored) just Print, Cut, Glue, and Enjoy.
  • An Exuberant Elephant Coloring sheet
  • 8.5 by 11 Exuberant Elephant Craft posters

The Supplies

How to Make your Elephant Craft

elephant instructions

Step 1


  • Cut a gray circle

Step 2


  • Cut 2 wide gray hearts
  • Cut 2 smaller wide pink hearts

Step 3


  • Cut a big gray oval
  • Cut a smaller pink oval
elephant cut outs

Step 4

Arms & Legs

  • Cut 2 gray rectangles and round the edges (Arms)
  • Cut 2 thicker gray rectangles and round the edges (Legs)
  • Cut 4 white half ovals
  • Cut ovals in half
  • Glue 2 half ovals on each arm and leg

Step 5


  • Cut 2 white half-ovals (Eyes)
  • Cut 2 smaller black half-ovals (Inner Eyes)
  • Cut a black crescent (Mouth)

Step 6


  • Cut a gray rectangle and round the edges on 1 side
  • Draw a few lines across the rectangle
elephant craft


  • Why didn’t the African elephant like playing UNO?            
    • There are too many cheetahs.
  • What happens when you cross an elephant with a fish?         
    • Swimming trunks
  • What’s the best way to raise a baby elephant?        
    • With a forklift
elephant jokes

I hope you enjoy your Elephant craft made fun and easy.

Don’t forget to visit my shop to find more adorable crafts for you and your kids to enjoy!

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