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10 Colourful and Creative Elmer Crafts

Elmer the Elephant has to be one of the most classic books for kids, the whole series is so bright and cheerful and each of the stories has such a great message! I’ve hunted out the very best Elmer crafts for kids for you, the ones I know that kids will actually want to try and ones that they can actually achieve too! There’s lots of Elmer the Elephant early years activities and some cool Elmer printables in there too.

elmer crafts

These Elmer inspired ornaments are super pretty and would be great at Christmas time.

These clay tiles Elmers are so bright and you could make them again and again!


Help teach your kids the letter E with this fun elmer craft and printable.

I love Buggy and Buddy and this sponge painted Elephant is a great activity that all kids would enjoy and there’s a great Elmer Elephant template to print in there too.

I’m a little bit in love with these Elmer’s that The Imagination Tree made from milk cartons, they’re so cool!

Elmer-elephant-milk-jug-craft-imaginationtreeSugar Aunts share this great tutorial for teaching colours and improving visual perception with Elmer, I love it when something fun is helpful too!


We made these Elmer the Elephant suncatchers last week. Can yo guess which is mine and which my son made?! They are both happily hanging in his window.

elmer the elephant activities for kids


Hodge Podge Craft shares a fantastic tutorial on how to make origami elephants, she even has a youtube video that you can follow! This craft is more suitable for older kids but I think it would look great if you made a little heard of these for Elmer and his friends.


What could be more colourful than an Elmer craft inspired by Kandinsky?!

This pom pom activity would look great on a classroom window!

elmer the elephant crafts

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  1. 4th August 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Elmer rocks! I painted an Elmer mural on Ozzys bedroom wall a few years ago that he’s outgrown now but I totally can’y bear to paint over – lorra love for the elephant here!

  2. 6th August 2014 / 9:42 pm

    I adore the milk carton Elmers. They are so cute. Lovely round-up of activities x

    Thanks for linking up with Monday Parenting Pin It Party x

  3. 29th August 2014 / 7:30 pm

    I love the milk carton Elmers 🙂

    We have made Elmer candle holders using old jam jars, wallpaper glue and tissue paper. A very easy craft activity, even for toddlers 🙂

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