Nate and I are planning a 2018 trip to Africa, which I believe is how I first got sucked into the story of an orphaned baby elephant in Botswana. “Research!” I explained as I pulled up the Naledi documentary on Netflix. “We should know about the wildlife where we're going.” Thus began our sudden interest in elephants and our education about the plight of elephants in general.
We started talking about elephant conservation with the kids and what we can do to make a difference, and they thought we could do some fun elephant crafts to keep the animal top-of-mind.
Here are some Crafty Elephant Ideas!
Get the dialogue going with kids of all ages using any of these elephant craft ideas.
Feeling inspired? You can also find some great educational resources/lesson plans online and fun facts about elephants here.
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35 DIY Ideas With Elephants
Love elephants and pretty much anything with an elephant on it? If so, then our latest list of fun DIY ideas for teens will make you really happy, because every single craft ideas include at least one elephant. With gorgeous photos by some of our favorite DIY bloggers and easy to follow step by step tutorials, you can’t go wrong with any of these cool do it yourself elephant creations.
1. Cuddle Me Elephant Amigurumi
2. Sock Elephant
3. DIY Gold Elephant
4. DIY Elephant Lamp
5. Fat Quarter Elephant
6. Cute DIY Craft Elephant Buttons Painting
7. Elephant Blanket
8. Elephant Doorstop
9. Elephant Pillows
10. Elephant Mobile
11. DIY Small Elephant
12. 30 Minute Elephant Canvas
13. Cute Elephant Applique
14. Elephant Clay Pot Critters
15. Paper Mache Elephant
16. Elephant Perler
17. Flora The Elephant
18. Elmar The Elephant
19. Webster the Elephant Bookmark
20. Elephant Crochet Hat
21. Baby Snuggle Crochet
22. Printable Elephant Bookmark
23. Balloon Elephant Card
24. Easy Origami Elephant
25. Elephant Rug Crochet
26. Dish Glove Elephant Bag
27. Elephant Tissue Box Cover
28. Felt Elephant Mobile
29. Elephant Travel Pillow
30. Handprint Elephants
31. Suncatcher Elmer
32. Fork Elephant Pendant
33. Crochet Elephant Border
34. Baby Elephant Charm
35. Cereal Box Elephant
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Ever since we were little kids, we’ve been completely obsessed with elephants. Sure, it might be true that we’ve never met one in real life, but there’s just something we adore about their big eyes, floppy ears, and awe inspiring trunks that makes us feel impressed, comforted, and generally cheerful. Of course, being the avid crafters and DIY enthusiasts we are, it will only make sense for you to learn that one of our very favourite things to do is combine the things we love most and make all kinds of crafts and projects that are elephant themed!
Just in case you love the idea of hand making things that celebrate elephants as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our journey to surround ourselves by things we love.
1. Spraying elephant string art
Now, we’ve done string art plenty of times before and loved every single project we’ve tried that uses the technique, whether it’s complicated or simple. We’re sure you can imagine, then, just how excited we were when we came across this DIY project featured on Amanda Takes On Everything that not only combines string art with our favourite animal… but also adds sparkles! Check out how they nailed down and then wrapped the basic elephant shape on a wooden background and then added little sequins in a dissipating shape to make it look like the elephant is spraying water over its own back.
2. Elephant “painting” from buttons
Are you a very big fan indeed of the idea of making elephant themed wall art on a solid background but using slightly more unconventional materials, you’re just not sure that string art is the right technique for you? Maybe you’d like to be able to get your kids in on the craft and you’re just not sure that nails and a hammer are the tools you want them using right now because they’re still quite small. Either way, we’d suggest taking a look at how Goodiy made little textured elephants on a canvas using different sizes and colours of buttons to look like a baby elephant holding a bundle of balloons.
3. Pocket sized hand stitched elephant
Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast whose skills have always been mostly rooted in sewing techniques and stitching projects? Then we have a feeling you’re going to get along very well indeed with this adorable handmade elephant project featured on DIY Cozy Home! This tutorial is very simply outlined and that makes it a fantastic hand stitching options for young learners and beginner elephant lovers who are just learning how to sew.
4. DIY toy elephant succulent planter
If you’re going to make something elephant themed from scratch and go to that trouble and effort, would you prefer to make it both something you’ll use and something that you can make into an upcycling opportunity? Well, if you’re a plant lover but you’re very busy and in need of something a little low maintenance, perhaps this adorable elephant succulent planter made from a plastic figurine toy will be right up your alley! See how it’s done step by step (as well as how easily) on Heather Handmade.
5. Standing felt elephants
Were you very interested indeed in in the hand stitched elephants because you couldn’t get over how adorable they were but you’re also wondering whether there might be a slightly more advanced version because you’re feeling up for a challenge? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Lia Griffith created these adorable standing elephants made from a slightly stiff felt so that they can stay where you position them all on their own!
6. Giant papier mache elephant
Are you actually so in love with elephants that you can’t help but wish you had one of your own, even though you know that’s not realistic? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Techie’s DIY Adventure made a massive papier mache elephant that your friends will hardly be able to believe was actually created by you! Sure, it’s not quite the same as having a real elephant of your own, but this is probably the closest thing you’ll get that will still fit in your house without breaking your things.
7. Kids’ elephant costume
Do your kids share your absolute love for all things elephant themed to the point that they can regularly be found playing pretend by acting like they have trunks? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed making them these absolutely adorable DIY elephant costumes! Everyday Dishes walks you step by step through the process of making na adorable set of ears using a hoodie as a base.
8. Elephant melted crayon art
Were you completely in love with the shape of the very first idea we showed you where you where the string art elephant was spraying sequinned water over his shoulder, but you’re worried that the technique might be a little too advanced for your kids to help you make? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at this painted silhouette and melted crayon version of the same design instead! Get the full details for making it happen on Antonella Marie.
9. Rolled paper elephant craft for kids
Have your kids been very interested indeed in paper based crafts lately because they started learning a few simple basics of origami in school, so now they’ve been sitting at the kitchen table and testing out different folding techniques to see what kinds of shapes they can make happen? Well, we’ve always found rounded, rolled shapes a little easier to created than those with specific hard lines, which is why we knew we simply had to give this rolled paper elephant project from DM Creative School a try the moment we saw it.
10. Water bottle elephant garden decor
If you’re going to make something cute, themed, and kitschy, are you still convinced that making it into an opportunity for repurposed crafting would be the best strategy? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how DIY Enthusiasts upcycled large water bottles by cutting and painting the pieces in order to make an elephant shaped garden decoration, complete with a trunk and adorable ears!
11. Crocheted African flower elephant
Are your favourite or most experienced DIY skills actually the ones you’ve practiced for years that are rooted in yarn crafting? Well, if you’re quite experienced at crochet then we have no doubt you’re probably already familiar with how pretty the African flower stitch pattern is. Here’s a way to use it to show your appreciation for your favourite animal! We send huge thanks out to Guidecentral for this adorable pattern.
12. Huggable sewn elephant
Did we really catch your eye when we started talking about sewing projects themed after elephants, but you’re actually very confident indeed in your sewing skills, so you’re looking for something a little bigger and more shaped or detailed to try your hand at making? Then we think you might just be the perfect person to take a crack at this adorable “huggable” sewn elephant pattern featured on Craftsy! We think this little guy makes an adorable gift.
13. Elephant sweater with a trunk sleeve
Are you actually so in love with elephants that you’re pretty sure you’d even like to incorporate them into your personal style and wear them around all day in whatever funky capacity you can find? Then we have a feeling this adorable elephant themed sweatshirt alteration will be right up your alley! It’s a Crafty World guides you step by step through the process of putting the elephant onto the front of an old shirt like a sewn applique, running the trunk all down one arm.
14. Zipping felt elephant purse
Are you actually still intrigued by the idea of sewing your own elephants, but you can’t help but wonder whether there are any practical stitching based projects out there besides the sweatshirt, which isn’t quite your style? Then maybe this adorable little zipping coin purse that features a cute elephant face in one corner would be preferable for you! We were pleasantly surprised by how easy this tutorial by Handmadiya made the project seem, but we fully admit that we actually keep small crafting supplies like spare buttons in ours rather than coins.
15. Stunning crocheted elephant floor rug
Did we really get your attention when we started talking about adorable elephant crochet patterns but you’re actually very advanced in your crochet skills indeed in your skills and definitely open to the idea of making something that’s much more challenging than most of the other tutorials you’ve seen on our list so far? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how Ira Rott created this breathtaking crocheted elephant floor mat that’s nothing short of stunning. Despite being quite an undertaking, we think you’ll be pleased to learn that this design is, actually, simpler to do than it looks!
Do you know a fellow crafter or DIY enthusiast who loves elephants just as much as we do, if not more? Share this post with them so they have plenty of new, creative ways to combine their love for their favourite animal with their crafting skills!
20 Creative Elephant Crafts for Kids To DIY
The elephants are the only wild animal that is huge in size but does no harm mostly at least until they get angry! They are the most loved animal by the kids too when they go for a zoo visit and if talking about the ancient times, they were all the royal rides for the kings and princes and this is not the limit, the elephants can still be seen as a featuring animal in the various traditional festivals and occasions and also in the ceremonies! Why they are mostly the center of attention of the kids?
It is due to the reason that they have been a great part of the kids story books and cartoon series and hence it would be a great kid’s crafts to do with these 20 Creative DIY Elephant Crafts for Your Kids that will also be great for the World Elephant Day 12 August and will also rock for the 22nd September that an Elephant Appreciation Day! This list will provide you the most genius and cost-efficient ways to make a toy or the glam paper art of your favorite elephant using the items and materials that you mostly have in your possession! And these crafts are also going to rock as the best rainy day kids crafts and as lovely summer kids crafts!
If you are willing to get only the colorful elephant symbols or art to display on the wall and also as a monogram on several of your items of interest then you can quickly draw the elephant on paper and then fill it up with the colors! Also, cut out the elephant body or face parts out of the cardstock by following a template and then put them together and finish with googly eyes and also with the balloon or other custom noses to make cool elephant crafts! If you are concerned with the elephant kids’ toys then do a little sculpting of the cereal boxes or cardboard boxes to turn them into cute looking elephants and also make the lovely elephant succulent planters out of the elephant toys!
Crafts for Kids:
Use also the paper plates to make quick cute elephant faces and also adhere to the cutout elephant on a canvas frame to make the lovely elephant wall art pieces! You will be finding more amazing elephant crafts if you browse this entire collection and click once the attached links to grab the how-to instructions and tutorials!
DIY Balloon Elephant Card Tutorial:
Boost the crafting sense of your kids by doing these awesome elephant crafts with them, make these card and balloon elephant that will be super easy to craft! Place the balloon on the paper as the head and nose of the elephant, add card ears and googly eyes and get the fantastic elephant card craft! Details here gluedtomycraftsblog
DIY Elephant Craft for Kids:
Double up the fun of your kids by doing this elephant craft with your kids that will be a piece of cake to do! Get a round piece of randomly ruffled paper and add it up the card elephant ears and nose and then finish with the paper eyes to make a cool elephant craft in no time! buggyandbuddy
Make Paper Plate Elephant Kids Craft:
Also, go handmade smartly with the paper plates and make alluring and cute elephant crafts that will make enticing decors for the kids’ rooms and will be a matter of seconds to make! Do a little tracing on the paper plate and cut the parts out so you will left with an elephant ear and next add a plate strip nose and finish with faux eyes! craftymorning
Easy DIY Elephant Craft with Printable Template:
Develop a great creative sense in your kids by doing this another great elephant craft with them that involves a little use of computer and print! Just download the printables and print out parts of elephant face and then glue them together making a cool elephant craft! Here the head and nose of the elephant is made of felt! artsycraftsymom
Awesome DIY Cereal Box Elephant Craft:
Also, go smart with the cereal box and craft a cute looking elephant décor craft that will make great décor for the kids playrooms and also a cute handmade gift to them! Cut smartly the folding sides of the cereal box to make ears of the elephant and use a cereal box strip to make the nose of the elephant! Next, add the googly eyes! iheartcraftythings
Pretty DIY Paper Plate Rocking Elephant:
Get inspired by this another cute elephant craft that all kids do to give an instant boost to their creativity! Get crafty with the paper plates and craft this rocking paper plate rocking elephant that you can paint in your beautiful colors! Here this project is all about a little tracing, precise cutting, and painting! Details here thejoysharing
Quick DIY Madhubani Elephant Folk Art Bookmark:
This is here the most beauteous model of paper elephants ever made, it will make a perfect craft for the kids also! Here all you need is to draw a folk art elephant on white cardstock and next you can fill colors in it and cut it out to make a precious elephant fold art bookmark that will be loved dearly by all the book lovers! artsycraftsymom
DIY Paper Bag Animal Puppets:
All kids will love to do this amazingly cute and precious paper elephant craft project that will make you get a lovely animal puppet! Teach your kids the perfect art of origami by making this paper bag animal puppet with them that is cute and come in lots of enchanting colors that will hold much dear to the eyes of the kids! blitsy
How to Make Button Elephant:
Another cute and creative addition o kids elephant crafts, also get crafty with the colorful buttons to make epic elephant crafts that will make a great art craft for the kids and also great décor for the kids’ room walls! Here this button elephant holds the button balloons and is walking n green button grass! bustedbutton
DIY Mysore Dasara Elephant Paper Craft:
Craft all sorts of elephants you and your kids like at home using paper and paint! Duplicate this Mysore Dasara elephant that is sure to be loved by all the kids, and it is definitely going to be a creative paper craft for all the kids, and it will also make a great rainy day craft for the kids! Here is how to make it artsycraftsymom
Make Your Own Elephant Bookmarks:
Make also the elephant-inspired bookmarks at home using the paper and cardstock and gift them to the book lovers in your home! If your kids love the drawing and painting crafts then they are going to love this elephant bookmark that involves cutting, drawing, and painting! Experiment this elephant bookmark with any color of card or paper! Details here pysselbolaget
DIY Sponge Painted Elmer the Elephant:
For all painting loving kids, presenting here a lovely elephant craft that is colorful and will make your kids busy in a fun way! Trace and cut out the Elmer the Elephant out of paper or card and then sponge paint the colorful squares on it as per demands of the Elmer the Elephant look! Get inspired by the given sample! Details here buggyandbuddy
Make a Paper Elephant Craft:
For everyone who lovers the paper crafting, this paper elephant craft would make the best choice to practice his skills! Here the black paper has been used to make this brilliantly beautiful paper elephant that will make great décor for the kids’ room as it can stand alone! Make the teeth of the elephant using white paper! instructables
DIY Suncatcher Elmer the Elephant:
Want to incorporate the elephants into the kids’ room decors? Then here is another smart way to do so! Make the Elmer the Elephant suncatchers that will make precious décor in the kids’ room and would be pretty easy to craft for every kid! Make this lovely Elmer the Elephant Suncatcher using the baking paper, colorful tissue papers, and paper or card! Details here craftsonsea
Cute DIY Cupcake Liner Elephant Craft:
Using your creativity, you can do fabulous elephant crafts with various materials lying around like the paper plates, cupcake liners, cereal boxes, and paper! Make this super cute elephant using the cupcake liners, and it will be super easy to craft! Use a small and a big cupcake liner to make the head and body of the elephant and make the nose, tail, and legs using the card! iheartcraftythings
Make Toy Elephant Succulent Planter:
If you are a big fan of elephants and want to bring them to your home and then here is a brilliant way to do so! Make this succulent elephant planter that is sure to be loved by all the homey persons who want to upgrade their home decors! Grab a hollow elephant toy and cut it out from the top and then fill the potting soil in it! makeit-loveit
DIY Handprint Elephant Craft:
Here is the super easy elephant craft that little kids do with the siblings to have great fun in the spare time! This will also be a super fun craft for the painting loving kids! Let your kids paint handprints on the card and then paint little tail and eyes to turn the handprints into beautiful elephant paper crafts! Details here craftymorning
Make Dumbo the Elephant Lunch Bag:
Here is another excellent and creative elephant craft that you can do with your kids for fun! Make the dumbo the elephant lunch bags at home that will make cut gifts to kids and will be another excellent paper elephant craft that every kid will love to do! Here is how to make this elephant lunch bag! Details here craftideasforall.blogspot
Quick to Make Elephant Canvas Art:
Also, do the fantastic elephant crafts to boost your interior wall decors! Make the fabulous elephant canvas wall art frames at home that will instantly upgrade your interior wall decors! Grab a canvas frame and then paint the elephant art on it and that’s it! This elephant canvas art comes with the gold glittery elephant art that showers the colorful polka dots through the nose! withinthegrove
DIY Paper Plate Elephant Craft:
Check out here another great and amazing elephant craft that all kids can do to have a big value fun! Add up a painted paper plate with the paper plate ears and nose and finish with googly eyes to make this lovely and cute elephant art craft! Details here notimeforflashcards
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