|I introduced a Crafty Helper – Pippi Pipecleaners a while ago, and this craft is a great example of one of hers – cute and beautifully made. I have had him sitting on my shelf for a few weeks and children and adults alike have commented on how they like him!
What a cute and friendly elephant and so easy to make too. When I stumbled across this craft it was made with sheets of paper rather than empty loo rolls but I can never turn away from the opportunity to use a loo roll or…five! It also made the craft more durable and easier for little hands to do.
You will need 5 empty loo rolls (or cardboard tubes), some paper the color you want your elephant to be and a small amount of white paper. Also some crafty equipment like a glue stick and black marker pen.
Cover the five empty loo rolls with the colored paper (or paint them if you prefer). Glue four of the covered loo rolls together, making sure you have the paper joins hidden. I used pegs to hold the rolls together whilst the glue dried. These are the legs of your elephant.
Cut a sheet of paper to size, drape it over the legs and glue in place by putting a little glue at the bottom of the legs.
Cut out a long triangle shape to make the trunk.
Fold into a concertina …
… and glue onto the front of the body. Take the fifth covered loo roll and run a line of glue along the paper join and stick on top of the legs covering the point where the trunk is attached.
Cut a piece for the tail, fold a couple of times and snip the end to represent hair.
Glue the tail in place.
Fold a piece of paper in half and draw an ear shape making sure the center is on the fold.
Cut out and glue in place.
Cut eye and toenail shapes from the white paper. Use the marker to add pupils to the eyes and glue in place.