Thursday, February 24, 2011

Elmer the Elephant Easy Kids Craft

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!
  1. Colored tissue paper the children cut into squares 
  2. Large plastic milk cartons (with a handle) 
  3. White Glue
  4. Water and Small Cups (enough for everyone)
  5. Paint Brushes 
  6. Wiggle Eyes
  7. Scissors
 The Process

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!



12 comments:

Ms. Jessi said...

How cute! I'm posting this on my FB page!! :)

Rachel Bice May said...

This is so exciting that I found your Blog because we have been reading Elmer's Colors for two weeks now!!! This is a perfect activity to do before we have to return the book back to the library. Thank you!!

Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

@ Rachel Bice May
Don't you just love Elmer? Nothing like giving him a tribute before the big send off! Thanks!

Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

@ Jessi
What an honor, I love your posts, you are a favorite of mine on our own fanpage!

Pam said...

We can never have enough Elmer activities :)

Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

He-he! SO true, Pam!

Mars said...

I love this! I love elephants and I'm an Elmer the Elephant fan! Already, I have so much projects lined up because of this blog!

Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

Awe, thanks Mars!

Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

Awe, thanks Mars!

Mars said...

I missed you, Barbra! I'm glad to be back here and explore. I'll definitely make time to read your posts--they're inspiration. :)

Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

Awe, I missed you, too! I went looking for you about a month ago to see if you were still blogging strong. I enjoy you! :)

Mars said...

I'm going to start blogging regularly again. :) I'll see more of you, too! :)