Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cute Craft

Circle Elephant Craft -
Shapes, Scissor Skills, Colors, and Counting Practice

This craft can be used to teach a variety of skills. You don't have to use all the thoughts for lessons... just choose the ones you're working on with your child. There is a second template with a body that you can optionally use.
elephant shapes paper craft


  • scissors,
  • glue,
  • printer,
  • paper

Thoughts for Lessons:

  • This craft has lots of circles plus a few rectangles and triangles to cut out -- good scissor practice!
  • You can precut the template into separate pieces (roughly) to make it a bit easier for beginning crafters to cut out the circles.
  • Separate the circles, triangles and rectangles.
  • verbally instruct the children on how to assemble the shapes using the colors of the shapes. (ie: Take the pink circle and glue it on the grey circle.).
  • show the children two circles and ask -- is this one bigger, smaller or the same size as that one.
  • Count the circles, count the rectangles and count the triangles.

Assembly Directions:

  • Glue the two medium sized pink circles inside two of the large gray circles to make the ears.
elephant shapes paper craft
  • Glue the ears to the third large gray circle (the head).
elephant shapes paper craft
  • Glue the small circle eyes into the center of the head.
elephant shapes paper craft
  • Glue the long rectangle (trunk) dangling down from the center of the head.
elephant shapes paper craft
  • Glue the two skinny triangles, point down, to either side of the trunk to complete the elephant's head.
elephant shapes paper craft

Assembly - Template 2:

  • to make the body, glue the head you've completed from template 1 onto the large body circle.
  • glue the rectangle legs onto the bottom of the body
  • glue the tail together from the largest triangle to the smallest and attach to the body
elephant shapes paper craft

DLTK's Crafts for Kids


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