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Make your own elephant stilts

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Send your little ones on safari!

Do you have a child with a big imagination? Turn their playroom into a jungle with this easy Martha Stewart-inspired craft. These elephant stilts are sure to be a hit... and an adventure.

Elephant feet

Send your little
ones on safari!

Do you have a child with a big imagination? Turn their playroom into a jungle with this easy Martha Stewart-inspired craft. These elephant stilts are sure to be a hit... and an adventure.


Supplies

What you'll need:

  • Two clean tin cans
  • Colored paper
  • Glue
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Nylon stretch cord
  • Knife

Directions:

1

Make holes

Step 1: Make Holes

To start, make two holes in your tin cans, one on either side. We used 28-ounce cans, but the size of the can will depend on the child. Obviously, this step should only be completed by an adult — safety first!

2

Decorate

Step 2: Decorate

Decorate the cans! We used pink paper and black puffy paint to make the elephant toes, but let your creativity shine through. Paint, cut and color to your heart's content. We're envisioning an entire jungle of stilts.

Step 2: Decorate

3

String and go!

Cut your nylon stretch cord. If you don't have a stretch cord available, twine or heavy-duty string will also do the trick. The length of your cord will depend on your child's height, but a good starting point is 60 inches. Thread the cord through the holes in the can, knot the cord at the top and take it away!

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