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Elephant Toilet Paper Roll Craft

My kids love zoo animals and crafting so my most recent Elephant Toilet Paper roll craft was much appreciated especially since we are not allowed to visit the zoo right now!

Easy Elephant Craft

My little girl adores giraffes and elephants! She has a huge teddy collection of both animals! It is only natural that I would want to spark her creativity by getting her to help me make an elephant! 

I knew she would add it to her impressive collection of easy crafts for kids which she always uses for pretend play! Who needs to buy a new toy when you can make a craft at home for free and spend more time playing with it than Barbie!

Use this fabulous animal toilet paper roll craft to celebrate World Elephant Day on 12th August 2021. I love celebrating special days with crafts as it makes kids remember them much easier! 

I love simple toilet paper roll crafts like this elephant! It is made using materials you already have in the house, which makes it super frugal and tons of fun too!! 

Easy Elephant Craft

Elephant Toilet Paper Roll Craft

My kids love zoo animals and crafting so my most recent Elephant Toilet Paper roll craft was much appreciated since we are not allowed to the zoo now


  • 1. Toilet Paper Roll.
  • 2. Craft Paper.
  • 3. Glue.
  • 4. Scissors.
  • 5. Pencil.
  • 6. Marker Pens.


Step 1:

Print out the numbered PDF template to get started.

Use the template to trace and cut out the pieces for the elephant out of colored craft papers.

Step 2:

Use the numbers on the template to help you glue the pieces together.

First, take piece number 1 (elephant’s trunk) and glue it right on the centre of the elephant’s face,

Now, take piece number 2 and 3, and glue them on the middle of piece number 4 and 5.

Then glue the eyes on the top centre of the elephant’s head (piece number 6 and 7).

You can now see what your craft should look like at this stage from the image below.

elephant toilet paper roll craft procedure

Step 3:

Use a grey marker pen to draw the detail on the elephant’s feet and trunk.

Step 4:

Cut out square white craft papers, and glue them on the bottom of the elephant’s legs.

Step 5:

Then, glue the ears on the back of the head.

Step 6:

Cut out a grey craft paper according to the height and circumference of your tissue paper roll, then glue it to the toilet paper roll to cover it.

Step 7:

Glue the feet on the bottom side of the toilet paper roll.

Step 8:

And, finish it off by gluing the head on the top of the toilet paper roll.

What would you change about my elephant? Perhaps you might want to paint a heart on it’s stomach and gift it to someone on Valentine’s Day!

How about Mr and Mrs Elephant complete with bowtie and hair band respectively. 

There are so many ways you can adapt this craft! You could collect all your animal crafts together have a play pretend zoo! Why not do some of my zoo animal coloring pages as well to add to the fun or you could just complete all my printable elephant coloring pages

Can you think of anymore simple elephant craft ideas like this one?

Bring the zoo to you with some of my fabulous animal crafts:-

Tiger Toilet Paper Roll Craft – fiery cat that will not bite or chase you around!

Monkey Simple Toilet Paper Roll Craft – this one will not steal your bananas

Before you go please remember to print off my free PDF Template which is numbered to help you complete this craft

Toilet Roll Elephant Template

Will you make this Elephant Toilet Paper Roll Craft?

Elephant Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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