Elephants

Here’s a craft from Pack Holiday back in February.  We had a circus theme, so we made milk bottle elephants.

Dead simple: take a plastic milk bottle (2, 4, or 6 pints all work, depending on how big an elephant you want), cut through the bottom of the handle, and cut around the bottle level with this, so the handle looks like a trunk.  We did this for the Brownies, but older girls could do it themselves.

Cut out semicircles from the base to make leg shapes.  Leave a tail dangling at the back if you remember!  If you keep the semicircles you’ve cut out, you can stick or slot them on to make ears.  Then decorate with googly eyes, tissue paper etc.

You could also do something with the screw top of the bottle, like dangling a bag of sweets inside and screwing the lid over the top of the bag to secure.

Without further ado, meet the Brownies’ elephants.  Most didn’t bother with ears, but they’re still rather sweet, I think.

Elephants as described above

Elephants 2

Elephants as described above

Elephants as described above

Elephants as described above

Elephants as described above

 

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