Elephant Milk Carton Crafts: Fun, Easy, and Creative Ideas

Milk Carton, Bottle & Jar Ideas

Recycling isn’t just about reducing waste; it’s also about creativity. Kids love making things out of everyday items like milk cartons, plastic bottles and jars. From cute elephants to ones with googly eyes, below you’ll find lots of amazing elephant craft ideas. Whether you’re looking for something easy or challenging, here are some ideas to inspire you.

A lovely elephant craft:

Your kids will love making their very own elephant out of recycled plastic milk bottles. This project includes step-by-step instructions, templates, and materials you’ll find useful throughout your home improvement projects. You’ll learn how to use simple tools like scissors, glue, tape, and paint to make a beautiful piece of art.

The Elephant Craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers because it teaches them about recycling, while teaching them how to draw and color. Kids will enjoy learning about different shapes and colors as well as practicing fine motor skills. They’ll also be able to express themselves creatively.

This resource is suitable for all age groups, including children aged 2 and older. If you’re looking for something fun to do together, why not try this DIY project?

Resources to use alongside this elephant craft:

There are lots of resources available on the web to help you teach your children about elephants. From printable crafts to colour sheets, we hope these resources will inspire and encourage you to make your own fun learning experiences too.

Milk Jug Elmer Elephant Craft

This simple craft is easy to do and requires no special skills. You just need some tissue paper, glue and scissors. Let’s start!

Step One – Cut out the body shape from the tissue paper. You want it to be big enough to fit over the milk jug.

Step Two – Glue the body onto the bottom half of the glass.

Step Three – Now cut out the ears, trunk, eyes and mouth.

Step Four – Attach the ears to the head.

Step Five – Glue the eyes and mouth to the face.

Step Six – Add a little detail to the nose and whiskers.

Elmer the Elephant Lantern – made from a Milk Bottle!

This Elmer the Elephant Lantern is made out of a milk bottle. This is a great way to make something unique and special for kids. Kids love it because it is bright, colorful and eco-friendly. You can use it every day and reuse it over and over again.

The lantern is very simple to build. All you need is some cardboard, tape, glue and scissors. Once you cut everything out, just put it together and add some string lights inside. Then you’re ready to go!

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