One of our favorite children's book characters is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. I want to encourage my kids to love books so I especially enjoy artwork or crafts that tie back to books we read.
Elmer and the Lost Teddy, Elmer's Special Day (Elmer Books), Elmer and Rose (Elmer Books)
Kids Preferred Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Bean Bag Toy
Since my son is still too young to do too many crafts, I just made this simple Elmer drawing to hang in his room.
I traced a picture of Elmer from the cover of our book, made a copy, colored it in with crayons, and then added a little plastic eye for fun.
|Elmer the Patchwork Elephant coloring page|
I realized part way through that an Elmer picture would also make a really great color by numbers coloring activity. I added the numbers here. Feel free to print this here.
|Elmer the Patchwork Elephant color by number|
My son is still too young to do this color by numbers activity, but it seems like a lot of fun. If anyone would like me to email them the version of this in Word please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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