When you think of Valentine’s Day, maybe elephants aren’t the first animal that comes to mind. But maybe they should be. And maybe they will be when you make our adorable cut and paste Paper Heart Elephant Valentine Craft. We’ve included a Free Elephant Template to make them even easier, too.
My youngest little guy went through an elephant stage not long ago. In fact, they’re still his favorite animal. He’ll do the whole trunk motion while making an elephant noise whenever he sees one in a book or on tv. Thus it’s only fitting that we make some elephant valentines for him.
Need more cute Valentine’s Day craft critters? Be sure to check out our Sloth Heart Valentine Craft, our Paper Bag Love Bear, this Heart Lion Craft, and these Paper Heart Mice. We also have a Craft Stick Heart Elephant Craft, too, because again. My son really likes elephants.
To make our Paper Heart Elephant Valentine Craft you will need our Heart Elephant Template, cardstock, a glue stick, and scissors.
Make a Paper Elephant Craft for Valentine’s Day
- Heart Elephant Template
- Cardstock – blue, grey, red
- Glue stick
Print the Heart Elephant Template.
Select two different shades of blue cardstock, as well as grey colored craft paper. You could also use pink. Trace the inner ear patterns on the grey paper and the trunk on the darker shade of the blue paper. Trace the rest of the patterns on the other shade of blue paper. Cut out the traced patterns as nicely as possible.
Glue the grey inner ear patterns on the outer ear patterns. Stick the tail pattern on either side of the body pattern.
Stick the ear patterns on both sides of the head pattern, near the top side.
Now, adhere the eyes and the trunk on the head pattern as well. Glue the top end of the trunk only, keeping the bottom side of the trunk free from gluing.
Stick the head pattern on the top side of the body pattern
Trace and cut out a heart shape from the red cardstock. Place the heart under the trunk by sliding the heart from the bottom open side of the trunk.
Such a cute craft! We hope you love making this, and giving it, as much as we did. And be sure to check out more of our Valentine’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things!