Cute Elephant Handprint


E is for Elephants! Make an elephant drawing using handprints. Have fun in making artwork representations for each letter of the Alphabet. This is also an interesting way to each your kids about animals and their habitat.


45 minutes

Age Group

3 – 5 years

  • This DIY craft is suitable for young children in preschool and nursery.

Materials and Tools

  • Paint
  • Paper Plate
  • Black Marker
  • White paper


Step 1.

Pour the paint on a used paper plate. Spread evenly.

Step 2.

Dip your kid’s hand on the paint. Make sure his palm is fully covered.

Step 3.

Ask your kid to spread his fingers a little and then stamp his hand on to the white paper. Re-do if necessary. Once you have a good handprint, leave the paint to dry.

Step 4.

Once dry, turn the paper upside down so the fingers are at the bottom.

Step 5.

Using the marker, guide your kid in drawing the following:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Mouth
  • Legs
  • Tail

Step 6.

Name the Elephant and do a little show and tell with your child. This can help your kids enhance their speaking skills and confidence.

More Fun Ideas and Expansions

Create your own DIY elephant handicraft with these expanded fun ideas:

  • You can cut out the elephants and paste them on a cardboard paper. Glue a stick at the back so you can use it as a puppet for your kid’s show and tell.
  • Draw a jungle background to complete your storyline.
  • Make handprints with your kids to differentiate a momma elephant from the baby elephant.

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