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Patchwork Elephant

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My children love to read Elmer, the patchwork elephant books by David McKee. The bright illustrations inspired us to make our own patch work elephants. A combination of painting, cutting and pasting skills makes this a great activity for preschool!



hanging elephant

Time: 30 minutes (plus drying time for paint)
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
White paper pieces (I cut a letter/A4 paper in quarters)
Paint
Texture tools (feather, sponge, pom pom, eraser on pencil ect.)
Scissors
Glue
Elephant outline
Black marker (optional)
Black paper (optional)

Method
Collect a variety of texture tools to create different patterns on pieces of paper. We collected a feather, rubber eraser on a pencil, pom pom, sponge paint brush, star textured roller and a paint brush.
Experiment with different patterns and paint colours on your sheets of paper. How does the pattern change if you spot versus drag the instrument?



hanging elephant
Eraser on the end of a pencil.



hanging elephant
Feather


Let your texture sheets dry.



textures


Print out as many elephant outlines as you wish.



elephant outline
It is fine if the lines are not clean when you enlarge the image. They will be covered by the textures.


When your texture sheets are dry, cut into different shapes.



elephant outline


Paste the pattern sheets onto the elephant outlines to resemble Elmer.



paste


Trim the elephant shape.



trim


Highlight the different patches by outlining in black pen and mount your elephants on black paper for display.



trim



Categories
#Paint
#Texture
#Easy
#Under 5s
#Elephant
#Patchwork
#Cut
#Paste
#Preschool
#Animals
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