Let's make Ellie Elephant Area: Art and Craft You will need: paper plate, paint, marker/crayons and paper. Steps Cut out two piece of the paper plate. (see below) Cut out two circles for eyes from a piece of paper. Allow your child to choose a colour of paint and let them paint all of the paper plate using a paintbrush or sponge. While the paint is drying: Get your child to colour the pupils of the eyes. With the spare piece of paper plate you can make a caterpillar by dabbing lots of dots using paint or crayons/markers. Cut out a circle of paper and allow the child to make the caterpillars face on here. Your paint on the paper plate should be nearly dry now: Use pritt stick/glue to stick on the trunk and eyes. Happy Painting!