Animals Crafts for Kids

Folded Paper Bookmark: An Elephant Craft

If you are looking for a fun elephant craft you will love this handy origami elephant easy! This elephant paper craft is simple to make and fun for all ages – toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.  Plus it encourages reading which is a WIN in my book! Let me show you how to make an origami bookmark.

If you are looking for a fun elephant craft you will love this handy origami elephant easy! This elephant paper craft is simple to make and fun for all ages - toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.  Plus it encourages reading which is a WIN in my book! Let me show you how to make an origami bookmark. 

Elephant Craft

If your child is interested in origami, this is a great place to start, too. It’s a simple folded paper bookmark that doesn’t require a ton of folding skills, like other origami may.  Elephants are such enormous animals with funny trunks that truly fascinate children. I have loved them for many years and now my daughter does too. So when my daughter asked to make a new bookmark, I knew we had to incorporate an elephant somehow. This Elephant Craft is the perfect quick project for kids. Use this elephant craft preschool  to make a fun folded bookmark craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.

Origami elephant easy

What you’ll need: 

  • Piece Of Construction Paper, we used blue
  • Scissors
  • Marker 

fold paper to get a square. save rectangle piece to make elephatn ears and trunk

Elephant paper craft

Start by folding one corner across, diagonally so that you create a perfect square. Cut off the excess, but save it for the trunk and ears. Fold the square in half, diagonally to make a triangle.

Elephant craft preschool


Fold the top layer of paper, from the top point, down to meet in the center of the bottom of the triangle.

How to make an origami bookmark

Next, bring the corner on the right side to the bottom middle. Make the crease solid and then unfold. Do the same on the left side. 

origami bookmark

Elephant craft preschool

Now bring the right side corner up to the top. Repeat with the left side. Tuck the tops into the pocket that is now created. The bookmark part is now created and it’s time to add the elephant characteristics: The ears and trunk.

elephant crafts for kids

I just cut ears in the shape I thought they would be, long and bubbly. The same with the trunk.

elephant bookmark

How to make an origami bookmark

Glue the pieces in place.

elephant craft for kindergarten
Grab the marker, we used silver but you could use whatever you want. Color in the center of the ears, draw lines on the trunk and draw eyes. Now grab your book and get reading, because you have a new bookmark! 

Folded Paper Bookmark

Folded Paper Bookmark

This would be a super fun gift idea for friends, relatives, or teachers. It’s adorable, functional and would be sentimental because your child made it! 

Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply download free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo.

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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