This printable elephant paper puppet is sure to please! With oversized, adorable elephant traits, even the youngest will love these DIY puppets. Grab some construction paper and let’s get started making these easy paper puppets for kids.
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Elephant Paper Puppet – Sure to Please and So Easy!
These elephant paper puppets, like our monkey paper puppets, are quick to come together and use only one primary craft supply: construction paper. Easy kid crafts are the best!
Supplies for Easy Animal Puppets
I love paper puppets because you don’t need a ton of materials. Most of these supplies would be in any kid’s craft station supplies.
- Construction Paper (we used a full sheet of dark blue, and scraps of light blue and pink)
- Scissors, glue stick, and tape
- Black marker
- Elephant Paper Puppet Template (ears, mouth, trunk, and eyes)
This elephant was made in the same weekend as our monkey and tiger puppets (coming soon). It was a fun jungle-themed weekend!
Instructions and Free Paper Puppet Template
I have included images for each step below. If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I’ll help out.
- First, fold the dark blue construction paper into thirds along the long side of the paper. Remove one section with scissors and set aside for another project.
- Fold the remaining two-thirds in half, width-wise. Then half again, but this time lengthwise. Secure the open side along the long side of the paper.
- Next, fold back one of the halves to form the head and the other side to form the bottom of the mouth.
- If you haven’t already, cut out the template pieces and trace onto corresponding paper. I used light blue construction paper for the ears and trunk and pink for the tongue. I used the printed eyes.
- Using a glue stick, attach all of the pieces. Affix the ears to the puppet body underneath the head portion. Glue the large section of the trunk underneath the mouth opening (on the head portion). Glue on the tongue to the inside of the puppet.
- Draw lines on the trunk to add texture and curl it up (or down) by wrapping the trunk around the marker. You’re done with your adorable elephant paper puppet!
Over to You
Wasn’t this printable elephant paper puppet so easy? We whipped up unicorn, monkey, tiger, and this elephant paper puppet for a fun pretend play and storytelling activity. We’ll share the rest soon – we share the monkey paper puppet here.
Speaking of sharing, would you please pin this to Facebook or Pinterest? It would be great on a “rainy day crafts” board or a quick and easy crafts for kids board.