Sweet Girl had the idea earlier in the week to make an Elmer t-shirt so we could look like Elmer. Well, actually, she wanted to paint herself to look like Elmer like the gray elephants do in the Elmer books, but when I said we weren't going to do that, she came up with the t-shirt idea.
I set up our little table (so thankful that my mom gave it to us!) so the girls could work on their t-shirts. It took some time drawing the grid, so I gave the girls a picture of Elmer to color while they waited. This would be the first time we used this table for craft time.
After getting the grids were drawn, I let the girls do whatever they wanted on their shirts.
This craft was meant to just be a decoration, but you could use it as a mask as it is or cut eye holes. It looks really nice sitting in a window with the sun shining through it.
Supplies needed: Paper plate, elephant template, multi-colored tissue paper, scissors, glue stick
*You could use wiggly eyes instead of the paper ones.
What to do:
- Cut the tissue paper into squares that are all about the same size.
- Put glue all over the paper plate and cover with the tissue paper squares.
- Cut out the elephant template pieces.
- Glue tissue paper squares to cover the ears and trunk. You could wrap the extra tissue paper around the sides or trim it off.
- Glue on the ears and trunk.
- Glue on the eyes.
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