Paper Elephants

Materials

  • FOR EACH:
  • Cardstock or construction paper: red, black
  • Wiggle eyes, two
  • Red embroidery floss
  • Plaid Simply Stencil: Swirl (29156)
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: Emperor’s Gold

Tools

  • Hole punch
  • Decorative-edge scissors & regular scissors
  • API Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue
  • Ruler
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print and cut out patterns. Use hole punch to punch hole (for tail) on body.

STEP 2

  • Use black marker to outline elephant’s body and head.

STEP 3

  • For tail, measure and cut 3” bunch of embroidery floss. Stack floss together. Insert one end of floss through hole on body. Braid floss. Knot remaining end. Trim ends even.

STEP 4

  • Fold elephant’s body on dashed lines as indicated on pattern. Glue tabs between legs together, overlapping 1”, under body.

STEP 5

  • For blanket, measure and cut 4”x7-1/2” black paper rectangle. Use decorative-edge scissors to cut short sides of rectangle. Use hole punch to punch holes, 1/2” apart, along long sides of rectangle.

STEP 6

  • On covered work surface, use stencil and Emperor’s Gold to stencil design on center of blanket. Let dry. Glue blanket on elephant’s body.

STEP 7

  • Glue wiggle eyes on head. Fold head on dashed lines as indicated on pattern. Glue head on body.

Tip

  • 1. Create smaller elephant by reducing pattern 75%, cutting 3”x5-5/8” black paper rectangle (blanket), braiding 1-1/2”-long tail, and using smaller wiggle eyes!
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2822/b5f9d5e5-96a3-4fe5-a98b-f42d56ecd013.pdf



Paper Elephants
Paper Elephants