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Moving right along in our alphabet book, the uppercase letter E was a fun one to create.
With its long trunk and floppy ear, this adorable little elephant craft is a super simple one to make and the perfect craft to start practicing your child’s scissor skills with if you haven’t already.
Whether you let them cut the pieces themselves or give them a little bit of help, this elephant craft is perfect for learning all about the letter E or even for throwing in a zoo animal theme unit!
To make this adorable little guy, you’ll need:
- A sheet of white cardstock
- Black, white, and either gray or light blue construction paper
And that’s it! See? Super simple :)
The first thing you’re going to want to do is cut out your pieces. If your child is either not yet old enough or you are trying to create this with a larger group of kids, you may want to just go ahead and cut the pieces out ahead of time.
From the light blue construction paper, we cut out the uppercase letter E, the ear, and a trunk for our elephant.
From the white, you’ll need two larger circles for the eyes and a few shapes for the elephant’s feet. From the black paper, simply cut out two smaller circles to complete the eyes.
To get started putting your animal together, have your child glue their letter E onto the sheet of card stock.
Next, attach the ear to the backside of the letter towards the top.
For the eyes and the trunk, simply glue those onto the top “bar” of your letter E. As you add each piece, you’ll be able to see your elephant come together pretty quickly.
Finally, glue the pieces for the feet onto the ends of your letter E “bars” and you’re all set. Decorate or embellish him however you choose!
While the glue is drying on your elephant, grab the interactive alphabet pages below and practice a little handwriting and see a few other words that begin with the letter E while you’re waiting!