Make A Handprint Elephant

This is a very simple activity that can be done with children of all ages.

You will need:

  • Plain paper
  • Grey paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Paint the child’s hand in the grey paint and press it onto the paper, with the thumb stretched out from the other fingers. Leave the handprint to dry before cutting it out, older children could do this themselves.

Turn the handprint around so the fingers are pointing downwards, these are the elephants legs, the thumb will be the trunk. Glue two googly eyes onto the palm of the hand near the thumb to complete the elephant.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Creative development

11 thoughts on “Make A Handprint Elephant

  1. Nice – but its really limited in effect without pictorials. Thanks anyway. I probably wont continue subscribing or opening these emails if not developed a bit more.

  2. Maryanne – Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of these activities at the moment, but it is something I will be looking into adding to the site.

  3. I came across your site by accident and just wanted to thank you for such an excellent site – have added it to my favourites and will definitely be returning. Although illustrations would be good, I personally am willing to spend 5 minutes following your instructions to get an idea of what the finished result will look like, afterall you have done all the hard work!

  4. your activities r very amazing but it would be well understood for children if u show step by step procedures thnk u

  5. I don’t understand why people found this confusing without a picture. perfectly simple and the kids enjoyed it. thanks

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