Supplies: 
  • 1 large square box
  • 8 small paper cups
  • 2 paper plates
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paint, markers, or crayons
  • All-purpose white glue or tape
  • Safety scissors
  • Hole punch
Instructions: 
  1. Remove or fold in any flaps on the large box.
  2. Draw the body of an elephant (everything but the ears, trunk, and tail) on the box. Use as much of the box's surface.
  3. Color the elephant with paint, crayons, or markers.
  4. Paint or color the paper plates and small paper cups.
  5. Glue or tape the paper plate at the top of the elephant's head on each side to make the ears.
  6. Punch holes in the bottom of the small cups.
  7. Thread the cups (top to top, bottom to bottom, top to top and so on) through a long piece of pipe cleaner to make the elephant's trunk.
  8. Glue the trunk to the front of the box. Let dry.
  9. Using the hole punch, make a hole in the back of your elephant, and thread a pipe cleaner through the hole. This is your elephant's tail.