If you've been following our site, you'll remember that last month we created an elephant made out of a cardboard tube. I also mentioned how Cole is obsessed with elephants and LOVES all the Elmer books. Well... we were at the grocery store shortly after that and found tissue boxes that has a patchwork print. Cole spotted them first and even said "hey look mom, they have Elmer tissues". So I bought them, and we used them, and then we made ourselves and Elmer the Elephant out of the box.
Elmer Supply List: 1 toilet paper roll, patchwork tissue box, glue, google eyes
Cut out a piece of the box that is the same length as your toilet paper roll.
Cut out ears, a trunk and a tail from the patchwork tissue box.
Glue your piece of tissue box around the toilet paper roll and allow to dry. I use ponytail holders wrapped around the tube to keep everything in place while the glue dries.
Add your ears, trunk, eyes and tail and cut some feet out of the bottom. Here is our toilet paper roll Elmer sitting next to Cole's stuffed Elmer. I think he looks pretty good.
Book Suggestion: Since I already shared a link to the Elmer book, I'll share my favorite Elmer. Elmer's Special Day is the day when all the elephants paint themselves multi-colored and Elmer paints himself regular gray elephant color. It's a bunch of elephant shenanigans all around!