Elephant Craft from a TRH

World Book Day March 7th 2013

elmer

So there was nothing for it but to make an elephant.

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In the book the Elephant isn’t the normal grey colour. We could have done a multicoloured one but I wanted to keep it simple.

materials

The materials are simply a toilet roll holder (TRH), some paint, paper, googly eyes, glue/sellotape, and a thick pipe cleaner type thing (or a straw or anything else trunk like).

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We started with painting the TRH and a piece of paper.

This was a great opportunity to practise fine motor skills.

painttasting

Of course he painted his hands (as per) but this time he decided to do his tongue too (I cleaned him up before this photo!)

trunk

Once dried attached the trunk.

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and some eyes

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Then cut out some “ear shapes” from the painted paper.
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Again attaching with sellotape

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He flew the elephant around, like on Dumbo. We made the ears two different sizes to represent Indian and African.elephanttrh

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