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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Elephants

Thank you for visiting me during the A to Z Challenge! I hope you'll join me throughout the month of April. I'll be exploring animal crafts with Sassy Pants for each letter of the alphabet. Not only that, but I'll be sharing with you some interesting facts about each animal. (Just to showcase what a nerdy homeschooling mama I am. LOL)

E is for Elephant

I find elephants absolutely fascinating, especially the long trunk that is useful for so many things. 

Here are interesting facts about elephants:
  • The largest elephant ever recorded weighed about 24,000 pounds. (Makes my weight seem not so bad now LOL)
  • Elephants can get sunburned so they protect themselves with sand. (I'll stick with my sunscreen, thank you very much.)
  • Elephants are pregnant for 22 months. (I thought 9 months was a long time.)
  • Elephants are scared of bees. (Hey, I am too!)
  • Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump.
  • Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, just like people are right- or left-handed.
Paper Plate Elephant
Supplies
Card stock
Paper plate
Crayons
Brad
Scissors
Glue

Trace hands on card stock for elephant ears. Draw trunk on card stock. Color paper plate, ears, and trunk gray. 
Add eyes to paper plate. Attach trunk to paper plate with brad. Glue ears on paper plate. Easy!
Are you right- or left-handed (or tusked LOL)?

6 comments:

  1. Oh what a coincidence! I have written about elephants too! I will try out the paper plate elephant sometime with my daughter. Good luck with the rest of the challenge!
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    1. I will have to go check out what you shared about elephants. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. What a cute craft idea, love it. Nice to connect and follow http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks and thank you for stopping by! I'm heading to go check out your site now.

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  3. I am right-tusked. haha My grandma could use each one equally well.

    I think that elephants are beautiful creatures, especially the babies.

    We homeschooled seven children for about a hundred years. The youngest is now in her second year of college. :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. I'm also right-tusked. :)

      I love meeting mamas who have made it through their homeschooling journey. Right now it seems like I have about a hundred years left before I'm done. LOL

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