While on Letter E Week with Art the Alphabet, we couldn't help but include perhaps the most popular Letter E animal - the elephant!

Start with:

  • Egg Carton
  • Cardstock
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut four portions of the egg carton.

Step 2: Paint the egg carton and allow to dry.

Step 3: From cardstock, cut two ears.

Step 4: Glue the ears to each side of the egg carton portion.

Step 5: From cardstock cut out eyes.

Step 6: Glue the eyes to the top two portions of the egg carton.

Step 7: Wind a pipe cleaner into a circular spring shape.

Step 8: Glue the pipe cleaner to the egg carton.

Step 8: From cardstock, cut a bow and add polka dots if you'd like.

Step 9: Glue the bow to the elephant.

Elephants are such fascinating animals. There are so many interesting books about elephants. Check out a few of your favorites from the library and include this fun craft for a lesson about elephants!