You don’t need any special tools.
You probably have everything you need at home.
So, grab some paper scraps, your scissors and glue and let’s make some Ephemera Elephants!
– paper scraps
– cardboard (I used a cereal box)
– elephant template (download HERE for free)
– thin black ink pen
– glue stick
– cardstock or 6.5″ x 5″ cards
Step 1: Download the free elephant template HERE. Cut out the pieces. Trace on to cardboard; then cut out the cardboard pieces. This will give you nice sturdy pieces to work with.
Step 2: Trace the shapes on various pieces of scrap paper. I used old sheet music, book pages and dictionary pages for the body and bright red paper for the balloon.
Step 3: Cut out the shapes on the outside of the black line. You want to keep the black outline intact (except with the balloon).
Step 4: Fold the hat.
A: Fold short end to short end.
B: Fold in half (left to right) to crease. Unfold.
C: Fold left and right corner in to line up with the crease.
D: Fold bottom up so that bottom edge meets with bottom edge of the triangles.
E: Fold a second time to form the brim of the hat.
F: Flip hat over and repeat steps D&E.
Finished hat should look like this.
Step 5: If desired, glue a piece of decorative paper to the face of the card for a contrasting background. Then, glue the elephant pieces to the card and each other. Ears should go slightly under the head.
Step 6: Outline the hat with the black pen. Draw some eyes with the black pen.
Step 7: Glue balloon in place. Draw a string with the black pen.
Sit back and enjoy your work or write a note to a friend!