Elephant Cupcake Topper

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • FloraCraft® CraftFōM®:
    • 3" Ball - White
  • Acrylic Paint - Yellow
  • (2) 6mm x 9mm Pony Beads - Purple
  • Paper Cupcake Baking Cups:
    • (3) Blue
    • (2) Purple
    • (1) Orange
  • 8.5" x 11' Sheet Goldenrod Paper


  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Old Newspapers
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • All-Purpose Glue
  • Marker - Black


  1. For head, on a newspaper-covered work surface, paint Foam Ball yellow. Let dry.  For eyes, push pony beads, about 1/2″ apart, halfway down on the head.
  2. Use scissors to cut down the side and the bottom of blue cupcake paper to make one curved strip. Along the cut, curved edge, measure and cut a 2″ length strip. Roll into a cone shape, with a pointed end of a cone having a 1/4″ diameter opening. Overlap and use a glue stick to glue short ends.  Similarly, cut off the bottoms of purple and yellow-orange cupcake papers. Then cut 1 1/2″ long strip from purple and 1 1/4″ from yellow-orange cupcake papers and roll into cone shapes. Refer to photo. For the elephant trunk, stack large to small cones and curve to shape the trunk. Hot glue together. (Note: Cone ridges do not have to align.)
  3. For ears, fold purple cupcake paper in half and cut off the bottom (half circle). Use a glue stick to spot glue together layers. Cut the curved strip in half. Trim wider corners of each piece to shape rounded ears. Hot glue the smaller, curved edge of each ear to the side of the head. (Note: Cupcake papers follow the curve of the head.)
  4. For the hat, cut off the bottoms of two blue cupcake papers. Place papers on wrong sides together and use a light amount of glue stick to hold. Trim off and discard 1 1/2″ of length. For the scalloped edge of the crown, use scissors to cut a wavy edge along the wider side of the curved strip. Bring strip ends around into a circle and glue them together. Hot glue to the top of the head.
  5. Measure and cut a 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ strip of goldenrod paper. Use a marker to write the guest’s name and glue it to the front of the hat. (Note: Instead, you can use a computer and printer to write names and cut them to size.)

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