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Paper Plate Elephant Craft for Preschool (with free cutouts!)

Check out this awesome Paper Plate Elephant Craft for Preschool (with free cutouts!). Have fun creating your own elephant! Build fine motor skills through cut & paste, then discover new textures through sponge painting! This craft goes great with an animal theme or jungle theme. Print your free elephant cutouts below!

Elephant Craft for Preschool
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Materials Needed:

paper plate/cardstock paper

scissors/glue stick

silver paint/sponge

elephant cutouts (print for free below!)

Elephant Craft for Kids!

Step 1: Print your elephant cutouts onto cardstock paper. Print your cutouts in black & white or in color. Use scissors to cut out all the pieces. Be sure to ask your little ones questions while completing the craft. What do elephants sound like? Where do they live? What do they eat?

Elephant Craft for Preschool
Elephant Craft for Preschool

Step 2: Get sponge painting! Dip the sponge into the paint and then transfer onto the paper plate. I decided to use light pink paint and silver paint for my elephant. Combining two colors can be a new and exciting painting technique for your little ones. See how different each person’s elephant turns out. No two are the same!

Sponge Painting
Sponge Painting

Step 3: Use a glue stick to paste your elephant pieces onto your paper plate. Be sure to add your own embellishments like Dot Dots for the cheeks or glitter to give your elephant some personality! Be sure to print your Alligator Craft to continue with a zoo theme or jungle theme.

Elephant Trunk
Gold Dot Dot Elephant Cheeks

Elephant Craft for Preschool!

Be sure to hang your elephant craft somewhere that needs a bit of elephant cheer! Don’t forget to give your new elephant a name!

Click below to print your free elephant cutouts!

Elephant Books for Preschool!

Sometimes it’s great to have a book that goes along with a craft. Check out these great elephant books for preschool! Have fun with elephants as they go on exciting adventures! Check out “Strictly No Elephants”, “”Elmer”, and “Ellie Makes a Friend”.

Strictly No Elephants
Ellie Makes a Friend

We hope you enjoyed this Paper Plate Elephant Craft for Preschool (with free cutouts!). Be sure to check out our entire library of Pre-K Crafts. Create your own Bear Crafts for Kids for more animal crafting fun!

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