Elephant book stoppers

Recycled items

  • Elephant play animals
  • Two small tiles

Also needed

  • Zig or handsaw
  • Black spray paint (look out for the ones that you can use on plastic)
  • Glue gun and bullets
  • Marker
  • Small piece of sandpaper (40-60 grade will do the job)
  • Dust mask


  1. Mark the elephant’s body in the middle with a marker. Use the saw to cut the body into two parts. (Ask someone to hold the animal for you)
  2. Use sandpaper to smooth the edges.
  3. Use the glue gun to glue the elephant’s half body to the middle of the tile with the animal’s feet in line with the bottom of the tile. Make sure it can stand on its own.
  4. Allow to dry.
  5. Wear a dust mask and spray paint the newly-made book stopper in a well-ventilated area.
  6. Allow to dry.

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