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Elmer the Elephant Inspired Painting

February 18, 2016 Sarah Coggins
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During a recent trip to the library, my daughter picked out several board books including Elmer. Somehow I had never read this book and, after we did, I was glad she had selected it. Elmer is a colorful patchwork elephant who stands out from all the “normal” gray elephants in his herd. The story is one any of us can relate to of wanting to blend in, but also shares the positive side of being different.

It’s also very inspiring for an art project. Why color an elephant all gray when you can paint him in a rainbow of colors?

Elmer the Elephant inspired Painting

Supplies

Elmer Elephant inspired Painting: Supplies
Kids Craft Kits

Instructions

Print the patchwork elephant sketch.

Elmer Elephant inspired Painting: Patchwork Elephant Printable
Paint or color your elephant.
Elmer Elephant inspired Painting: Watercoloring
Like Elmer, each painting can be just as unique and different from any other one.
Elmer Elephant inspired Painting: Watercoloring

Enjoy your completed artwork!
Elmer Elephant inspired Painting: Complete

Looking for more fun craft ideas to do with your kids? Check out our Kids Crafts page.

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  • Julie S. February 24, 2016 at 10:30 am
    This is too cute!
    • Sarah Coggins March 5, 2016 at 9:32 am
      Thanks! We had fun making him. Thinking I should frame it and hang up. Maybe in the playroom?
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