Fun activities for kids outside – Animated Elephant – Circus for Kids

The Elephant is one of the oldest forms of animated animals, and is at the same time one of the most popular. Four or five yards of gray cambric should be purchased for its covering.

Excerpt from the book – THE BOY CRAFTSMAN
Practical and Profitable Ideas for a Boy’s Leisure Hours
BY A. Neely Hall / Published, August, 1905.
With more than four hundred illustrations by the author and Norman P. Hall
BOSTON LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.

The cloth should be cut out like the pattern shown in Fig. 270, the correct measurements being secured from two boys who have taken the position shown in Fig. 271. Fold the cloth along the centre and then sew the dotted lines AA and BB together. Paper cornucopiæ form the tusks, and the ears are made of gray cambric cut the shape shown in Fig. 271, and lined with heavy wrapping-paper to make them stiff.

Two boys are required for the elephant. These must bend forward, as shown in Fig. 271. The rear boy places one hand upon the front boy’s back and wags the tail with the other, while the front boy runs one hand through the elephant’s trunk and keeps it in motion. Fasten potato sacks on to your legs to make them as large as possible.

Figs. 270-271.—The Elephant.

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