Letter E Craft: Elephant

Letter E Craft: Paper Bag Elephant Puppet

What you’ll need to make the E is for elephant paper bag craft for each child:< ul>

1 brown paper bag

1 sheet of brown paper

Pink marker


Glue stick

2 googly eyes

Paper Bag Elephant Craft Directions

  1. Before starting this project, you’ll want to cut out the elephant’s ears and trunk. Draw the outline of elephant ears and a trunk onto a brown piece of paper and cut them out. Make one set of ears and a trunk for each child.
  2. Give the rest of the supplies to the kids.
    Show them how a paper bag can transform into a puppet. Instruct the kids to color the inside of the ears pink and draw a little pink tongue inside the flap of the paper bag.
  3. Glue the trunk and the ears to the bottom of the bag. Glue two eyes on the front of the bag to complete the elephant.
  4. Show the kids how to stick their hands inside the puppet to make the elephant talk. The kids can use their elephant puppets to say what the letter E says, and to find any hidden letter E’s in their classroom.


Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.