Elmo Faces

This is a super easy project that younger kids can do and enjoy. My son was so proud of his elmo, he wanted to keep it beside his bed

Elmo Faces

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age 3+
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  • 1 Sheet of Red Tissue Paper plus 1/2 sheet of Orange Tissue Paper
  • Black Pipe Cleaner
  • Card
  • Large Googly Eyes
  • White Glue


  • Step 2

  • Step 4

  1. Cut a large oval shape from the card - this will be Elmo's head. Cut another smaller Oval shape from the card - this will be Elmo's nose.
  2. Tear the Tissue Paper into small pieces.
  3. Cover both card ovals with glue
  4. Stick pieces of red tissue paper all over the large oval and pieces of orange tissue paper all over the small one. Leave to Dry.
  5. Stick the smaller oval toward the top of the larger oval.
  6. Stick the Googly eyes just above Elmo's nose, and form the pipe cleaner into a smile just below the nose.


  1. If you don't have any Googly Eyes, you can use white card with black dots drawn on them.
  2. Some children may enjoy helping you to tear the pieces of tissue paper - it is a great fine motor activity. However, smaller children will get bored with this very quickly - well before you have enough torn pieces.


✶✶✶✶✶ 1 review(s) Add your feedback Upload a photo
✶✶✶✶✶ Easy peasy By PollyPocket123 - August 9

It was really easy to make Elmo and my 3.5yr old loved all the glueing and sticking. It's quick to do too so good for short attention spans!

Useful supplies

Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 7.625 Ounces, 1 Count (E1324)
Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
$1.99 Buy on Amazon
DMD Tissue Value Packs 20 Inch by 26 Inch 100/Package, Assorted
DMD Tissue Value Packs 20 Inch by 26 Inch 100/Package
Creative Hands Googly Eyes, 40mm
Creative Hands Googly Eyes
$5.30 Buy on Amazon
Creativity Street Big Box of Chenille Stems, 150-Count, Assorted Colors (AC5547)
Creativity Street Big Box of Chenille Stems
$8.82 Buy on Amazon
Ranger Glossy Cardstock, 12-Inch-by-12-Inch, 10-Pack, White
Ranger Glossy Cardstock

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