Crafting a Gemstone Elephant: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids

Crafts for kids (gemstones). DIY


Welcome to the world of crafting, where creativity knows no bounds! In this step-by-step guide, we will explore how to make a stunning gemstone elephant from scratch. This fun and engaging project can be enjoyed by kids of all ages, and with detailed instructions, it’s easy for beginners to follow along. So, let’s gather our materials and embark on this exciting crafting adventure!

Materials Needed:

  • A small foam craft elephant
  • Gemstones in various colors and sizes
  • Glue suitable for crafts
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Step 1: Prepare the Elephant

Start by ensuring that your foam craft elephant is clean and free from any dust or debris. This will ensure better adhesion of the gemstones. If needed, gently wipe the elephant with a damp cloth and let it dry completely.

Step 2: Gather the Gemstones

Now, let’s gather our gemstones! Choose a variety of colors and sizes to add depth and vibrancy to your elephant. You can use gemstones in the shape of squares, circles, or even hearts to make your creation truly unique. Arrange them in separate containers for easy access during the crafting process.

Step 3: Apply Glue

Using a paintbrush or a small applicator, apply a thin layer of craft glue to one small area of the foam elephant. Start with a small section, such as the ear or the trunk, to ensure better control and precision during gemstone placement.

Step 4: Place the Gemstones

Carefully pick up a gemstone using your fingers or a pair of tweezers and gently press it onto the glued area. Hold it in place for a few seconds to ensure proper adhesion. Repeat this process, adding gemstones one by one, until the entire section is covered. Don’t worry about any excess glue; it will dry clear.

Step 5: Repeat and Explore

Continue applying glue to small sections of the elephant and placing gemstones until the entire surface is covered. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different color combinations and patterns. You can also mix gemstones of different sizes to add texture and visual interest to your elephant.

Step 6: Final Touches

Once you have covered the entire elephant with gemstones, take a step back and admire your masterpiece! Allow the glue to dry completely before handling or displaying your gemstone elephant. You can also add a touch of sparkle by applying a thin layer of clear craft glue over the gemstones and letting it dry.


Congratulations on creating your very own gemstone elephant! This craft project not only enhances creativity but also improves fine motor skills and patience. Remember, crafting is all about having fun and letting your imagination soar. So, gather your materials, follow these step-by-step instructions, and enjoy the process of bringing your gemstone elephant to life!

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