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elephant pencil holder

Updated on October 29, 2011

elephant pencil holder


Elephant Pencil Holder

Age levels: All ages

Rating: EASY

Never forget where you keep your writing tools...let this

elephant pencil holder remind you! With floppy ears and a long

trunk, you'll love your pencil holding pet!

This is a great project for any age.


    • Can about 4" tall, wash and
    • remove label
    • Tacky glue
    • Scissors
    • Tape
    • Crayons or markers
    • Gray construction paper
    • Wiggle eyes or white
    • construction paper


1. Cut a piece of paper large enough to cover the outside of the

can. Tape it to the can.

2. Fold a (6" x 4" ) piece of gray paper in half. Cut out an ear

shape. (When you unfold it, you'll have two ears that are the

same size and shape.) Make a fold about 1/4 " wide down the

"inside" part of the ears.

3. Next, cut out the trunk. Draw nostrils on the part that will be

turned up, and wrinkles along the trunk. Make a 1/4" fold at the

top and glue the trunk to the can.

4. Glue on two wiggle eyes or use the white paper and a black

pen to make your own eyes and glue them on the can on either

side of the trunk.

5. Use a marker to sketch the elephant's mouth below the trunk. Then, add any other details you would like your elephant to have (wrinkles, tusks, etc.)

Tips and Tricks

What's your favorite animal? Try making a pencil holder out of

your favorite zoo animal...a monkey, zebra, lion, or rhino would

look super holding pens and pencils next to your computer!


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