There is something about Elmer the Elephant all kids seem to relate to and love! I find drawing of Elmer strewn all over the art table after we read this story to the kids. The drawings make a lovely patchwork of their own on the table. Here is a really easy Elmer craft we discovered made from plastic milk the parents we saving for us. They came just in time and the preparation was well worth it!
Material for Elmer the Elephant Easy Kids Craft:
|We recomend you do this with the leftovers!|
- Colored tissue paper the children cut into squares
- Large plastic milk cartons (with a handle)
- White Glue
- Water and Small Cups (enough for everyone)
- Paint Brushes
- Wiggle Eyes
Pre-cut the milk carton's, just so, and make 1 part water, 2 parts glue solution in cups for each of the kids.
They love helping with this!
After the children have cut out all the tissue squares give them the cartons and cups with paintbrushes.
Ta-Da! Here He is!
After the kids begin gently painting the cartons they can apply the tissue paper and gently paint it down with the glue solution.
Try not to soak Elmer or the tissue will slide off.
The children are guaranteed to be delighted! Be sure to put on his eyes after he is dry!