Paper Elephant Craft (Free Template)

elephant craft with free printable template by Crafting Jeannie

Make the supplies for this elephant craft for preschoolers, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template! Find Craft Printables on

Check out this simple and cute paper elephant! Kids will love making it. Get the Free Elephant Craft Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Do you want more Zoo Animal fun? My Zoo Animal Activity Packet will entertain kids for hours. It includes 12 printable activities and 2 craft templates!

Did you know that elephants naturally live in many different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts, and marshes? Read more on Wikipedia.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s what you need for this preschool elephant craft (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read our disclosure policy for more information):

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Step 1: Download and Print the Elephant Craft Template

Download the Free Elephant Craft Printable. You will be stapling the templates to sheets of colored paper and cutting out shapes up to 10 at a time.

elephant craft template
The elephant craft template has the head and body of the elephant.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Elephant Shapes

elephant craft printable

Once you have the print outs, staple them to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

elephant craft printable stapled to paper
Staple the template to the multiple sheets of paper and cut out lots of shapes at once!

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you’ve cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will just need to glue the elephant shapes to the paper and draw on the details

elephant craft shapes
  1. Glue the elephant body onto a sheet of paper.
  2. Glue the elephant head on top of the elephant body.
  3. Use a marker to draw on details: a face, a tail, toe nails, trunk wrinkles and more!
  4. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
elephant craft printable from Crafting Jeannie

And you’re finished!

It took me about 10 minutes to have the supplies for 20 kids. How amazing is that?! Now you’re ready to take your Cute Paper Elephant craft to your event. This would be a great craft for a zoo lesson, Preschool, Scouts or just a fun school party idea.

More Free Craft Printables

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other animal crafts for kids!

As always, I try to make the classroom and party crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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