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Sweet Girl had said she wanted an elephant birthday party, but changed her mind to having an Elmer the elephant party.  It was an easy switch, but I wasn't sure what I would do for decorations and the such.

Elmer T-shirts

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.

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A blank canvas
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Love Bug
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Sweet Girl
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Arial view
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Love Bug's and Sweet Girl's Elmer shirts
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Mama's Elmer shirt
The next day was Sweet Girl's birthday!  Below are a couple of pictures to share how we celebrated.  We decorated the room with Elmer books that we checked out from the library.  We wore our Elmer shirts and Sweet Girl got to pick out the menu for every meal since it was her special day.
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The birthday table.
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Sweet Girl has wanted one of these for a while.
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A stuffed Elmer greeted Sweet Girl at the table.
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Love Bug got Sweet Girl the blue tea cup piggy. She now has a Daddy to go with her Mama and baby pig.
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These party invitations from the Dollar Store made for cute wall decorations.
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We got Sweet Girl Larry and Bob.
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Sweet Girl got her Laura and Junior so the friends could be all together as a family.
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The birthday cake. Sweet Girl picked out everything herself and even helped decorate it.
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I got these cute napkins from Amazon. They even stand up on the table!
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The elephant cake topper seems to be licking icing off of Sweet Girl's plate.
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Love Bug going after the entire cake!
Elmer Paper Plate Craft

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:
  1. Cut the tissue paper into squares that are all about the same size.
  2. Put glue all over the paper plate and cover with the tissue paper squares.
  3. Cut out the elephant template pieces.
  4. Glue tissue paper squares to cover the ears and trunk.  You could wrap the extra tissue paper around the sides or trim it off.
  5. Glue on the ears and trunk.
  6. Glue on the eyes.
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Sweet Girl covering Elmer's ear.
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Love Bug loves using the glue stick.
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Sweet Girl's Elmer minus one ear.
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I helped Love Bug with her Elmer. She was more interested in the glue stick!






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