We love the book ELMER by David McKee, it has been a family favourite on our book shelf for a long time. We particularly love the end of the book when all the elephants decorate themselves in beautiful colours and patterns. After reading the story with my little one the other day, we decided to make some 3D COLLAGE ELMER elephants to play with.
I love making collage projects with kids as they are super easy to set up and I love that you can use old scraps of paper and paintings to make something new. Plus, everyone loves snipping up paper and getting messy with glue!
Begin by cutting out your elephant body shape, legs and ears from cardboard. Cut slots in the ears, legs and body so your elephant can stand up.
Now decorate your elephant, we began by painting then once the paint was dry added colourful paper collage. In our art supplies SHOP we stock a fantastic non-toxic, starch based kids craft glue perfect for sticking paper and cardboard.
Once the paint and glue has dried, build your Elmer by attaching the legs and ears.
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