If you are looking for easy elephant crafts for kids you’ve come to the right place.
The best part? No special supplies will be needed for most of these crafts.
They’re easy to make and fun for kids of all ages.
You’ll find crafts appropriate for preschoolers, elementary kids, and even tweens will love them too.
They are perfect for zoo camps, school art projects, simple fun at home, or wrapping up a homeschool unit on African animals.
Before the kids get started with one of these enormously cool crafts here are some really neat and interesting elephant facts to enjoy with your kids.
Learn about how long they live, who makes who their herd, and whether they are emotional animals or not.
Fun Facts about Elephants
- Elephants are the largest land mammals.
- Wild elephants live in families called herds.
- Herds are made up of female elephants.
- The leader of the herd is usually the oldest female – she is called the Matriarch
- An elephant can pick up a coin with his trunk – he can also pick up a tree trunk.
- An elephant lives on average to the age of 70.
- Elephants are very emotional – they cry when they are upset and squeak and trumpet when they are happy.
- Elephants have a very good memory.
- Elephants are so clever they even play jokes on humans.
Cute & Easy Elephant Crafts for Kids to Make
Horton Hears a Who Elephant Hand Print Craft
Today’s Creative Ideas
Horton Hears a Who – made with a handprint. This was one of my favorites!
Elephant Craft with Party Horn Trunk
Tippy Toe Crafts
Photo: Storytime Katie
These little elephants can trumpet with just a little blow of the horn. How cute are they?
Paper Bag Elephant Craft
Simple Mom Project
“Make these cute elephant paper bag puppets. …Gather up a few supplies and follow along with the step-by-step tutorial!” – Simple Mom Project
Paper Plate Elephant Craft
Craft Corner DIY
“E is for elephant. This easy paper plate elephant craft pairs well with the Elephant and Piggie books and Horton Hears A Who.” – Craft Corner DIY
Cardboard Tube Elephant Craft
Creative Family Fun
“Grab some paint and googly eyes to transform a cardboard tube into a cute and fun elephant craft. Recycled crafts don’t get any better than this!” – Creative Family Fun
Elephant Newspaper Craft
Buggy and Buddy
“This elephant craft for kids uses a really unique technique and is an absolute blast for kids to make! Children use newspapers to create a wrinkled effect- just like the actual skin of an elephant. This art project includes a fun sensory aspect and is perfect for a unit on zoo animals, jungle animals, or to accompany children’s books about elephants.” – Buggy and Buddy
Cupcake Liner Elephant Craft
I Heart Crafty Things
Cupcake liner crafts are so fun for kids to make. I love this adorable one that I Heart Crafty Things created.
Elephant Handprint Craft
Simple Everyday Mom
“As kids learn more about elephants, they will love creating this fun elephant handprint craft. It’s perfect for home or school projects, as well as birthday parties.” – Simple Everyday Mom
Paper Plate Rocking Elephant
The Joy Sharing
Newspaper Elephant Craft
My Mommy Style
“This Newspaper Elephant Craft is such an easy and fun way to replicate the one created in “Old Mikamba had a Farm.” I love being able to repurpose old newspapers for art projects!” – My Mommy Style
That Kids Craft Site
“Whether you need an elephant craft while studying the letter E in your preschool alphabet studies or need a nifty accessory for the next trip to the zoo, this elephant headband craft can put a little hands-on crafting into your lessons.” – That Kids Craft Site
3D Paper Elephant Craft
Arty Crafty Kids
Aren’t all these elephant crafts super cute?
After creating one of these fun crafts a perfect follow-up activity is reading some books about elephants.
Check out these awesome ones we recommend!
If you’d like to try some more fun animal-themed crafts be sure to check out our Zoo Animals Landing Page which includes hippos, pandas, penguins, and more!