Elephant and Flower Thank You Card Kids’ Craft DIY

One of my favorite things to do is to dig into my bag of craft supplies and just start creating, see where it will take me.  Often I start with the washi tape, because who doesn’t LOVE washi tape?   This time I am taking you on the journey with me.  We will start with some strange but adorable “flowers”.  But then what to do with them?  And since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I decided to use them on a lovely card.  Of course, this card can be altered to be for any occasion really…appreciate your teacher, say “I love you”,  bring a smile to someone who gets overlooked every day (like the lunch lady or  your child’s invisible friend…my oldest had lots).  I hope you enjoy this elephant thank you card and make it your own.  


  • 1 piece of construction paper (for the base of the card)
  • 1/2 piece of construction paper (for the elephant)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Green washi tape
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Medium googly eye
  • Glue stick
  • Markers

This craft, like every other project on this site, is made from the same MASTER LIST of supplies.  With this approach, you can now create with your family without the stress and no prep necessary.  Just fill up your bag, and you will be ready to go when the opportunity arises…maybe that next rainy day when you are all stuck inside or while dinner is cooking.  Find out what to put in your bag…


Step 1

  • Wrap the washi tape around the pipe cleaner until it is covered

Step 2

  • Wrap the pipe cleaner around a pencil to form a curly Q
  • This will be the stem of the flower
Puff flower step 3
how to make a flower stem

Step 3

  • Cover the end of stem with Elmer’s glue
  • Put a large pompom on the end of the stem and allow glue to dry
puff flower step 4
making a puff flower step 4


Easy Kids' Craft Elephant Card
Easy Kids’ Craft Elephant Card

Step 1

  • Fold the piece of construction paper for the base of the card in half
elephant thank you card step 1
elephant card step 1

Step 2

  • Draw the elephant’s head and trunk on the half sheet of construction paper (I used gray, but you can make your elephant any color that you would like.  Be whimsical.)
  • Cut out the elephant
elephant thank you card step 2
elephant thank you card step 2

Step 3

  • Roll the trunk around a pencil
elephant card step 3
elephant step 3

Step 4

  • Use the glue stick to adhere the elephant onto the card (flap opens at the bottom)
  • Glue on the eye using Elmer’s or glue stick

Step 5

  • Use the markers to add details and script to the card
Elephant thank you card kids craft
Easy Kids’ Craft Elephant Card with Flower

Step 6

  • Place the flower in the rolled section of the elephant’s trunk
Elephant Thank You Card Kids Craft
Easy Kids’ Craft Elephant Card

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elephant thank you card
elephant thank you card



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