Fascinated with elephants, my little Mikheila wanted us to make paper elephants.
While cutting out paper bands to make into an elephant parts, we make it a fun experience by identifying the parts first and making elephant sounds.
It’s very easy for your preschooler’s little hands.
- Construction paper – 1 to 2 pieces of different colors
- Glue stick
Here are 7 steps of how to make a paper elephant:
- Cut out paper into 4 squares and make 4 cylinders for the elephant legs. Stick them together using a glue stick. Your preschooler can help glue them together. It’s OK to make a mess.
- For the body, cut a paper into a rectangular shape proportion to the legs. Stick them to each side of legs forming a semi-circle.
- Make a bigger cylinder for the head proportion to the body size.
- Cut out 2 circles for the ears.
- Make the eyes out of 4 small circles.
- Make the elephant trunk out of a long rectangular paper sticking out in front of the eyes. (Use the scissors edge to curl the trunk) Please practice caution. Glue another long rectangular paper for the tail.
- Cut out semi-circles for the elephant’s toes.
Let your preschooler choose what paper color to use. You can use one color or a combination of two or more to make it more attractive to kids. For our first paper elephant, we used two colors: yellow green and rose.
Reminder: What’s important is the process, not the outcome. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
My little M learned new words like trunk, trumpet, huge and cylinders.
She gets so amazed and repeats the words I introduce to her. Do not force your kids to say the words. Make learning fun. Act silly with them. Release that inner child in you. I did and it’s one way to relieve stress. They’ll love it if you imitate animal sounds with them!
Sabi nga sa commercial: “Minsan lang sila bata, sabayan mo na.”