Saturday, February 26, 2011

3-D Elmer the Elephant Craft for Kids

We love Elmer the Elephant. Long after we have read all his stories (multiple times) it is always nice to have some remembrance of him around.
We have found a wonderful adaption of him along with a few friends!
Materials Needed for Elmer the Elephant and Friends
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  • ½ yard patterned fabrics  
  • heavyweight cardboard (Shoebox or Standard cardboard is fine)
  • Fabric scraps for each friend
  • Markers (optional)
  • Paper punch (optional)
  • Yarn (optional)
  • White glue (optional)
Be sure to click on these links for the shaped
 patterns for Elmer
Patterns A
Patterns B
Patterns C

This is also a great idea when learning about all sorts of animals and dinosaurs.

Although this takes some preparation, little fingers many get tired cutting the cardboard, this project was always a crowd pleaser.

We set aside two days for the project. The first day cutting and gathering all out scrap fabrics and the second day gluing and creating!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! We love Elmer!