Calling all elephant lowers! We have an exciting and wonderful looking elephant puppet printable template to share with you.
Super fun to make and even more fun to play with, this puppet will entertain kids from preschool, through kindergarten and older.
If you are looking for a fun elephant activity to do with your kids or with your class, you just have to give this elephant puppet a go.
It’s not only fun to color and assemble, it’s also pretty fun to play with – and combined with our other puppets from the same series it gives the kids a lot of room for fun dramatic play.
How to Use Our Elephant Puppet Printable Template
What you need:
- our printable template (grab it at the end of this tutorial)
- paper – heavier print paper is recomended
- coloring supplies
Follow the Step By Step Tutrial
Start by printing out the elephant puppet printable template. We do recommend you print it on heavier print paper, but regular print paper will work OK too.
Color in the puppet. Only color the middle third of the sheet, as other two thirds won’t be seen when the puppet is folded (nothing wrong if you color it all though).
Also color the “accessories” on the second page. There are many different colors you can choose, we think gray or blue work best for the elephant skin but you don’t need to limit yourself to “realistic” colors.
Cut out the ears, trunk and tusks. Set them aside.
Take the first sheet and make folds across all dashed lines.
We usually run a craft stick across all folds to make them really crisp. This makes folding the puppet much easier.
Unfold all folds. Have the design side face the table. Fold one wing left, or right one, over the middle and apply glue across the folded third.
Fold the other “third” on top of the one you just applied the glue on. Press down for the glue to set.
Fold along the dashed lines into a M shape.
This is how the M shape should look like, with the inside of the mouth as the valley fold.
Glue all the “accessories” on your elephant puppet.
Now push your fingers into the two slits and let your elephant puppet come to life!
Get the Printable Elephant Puppet Template
Grab the template here: Printable Elephant Template