Introduction: Make Elephant of Bicycle Tubes

Recycle your bicycle tubes and make an elephant family!

Step 1: Materials

Wash a tube in soap and water. Black sewing thread Sharp needle Rice for filling

Step 2: Cut Out

Use the templates and cut out 2 bodies, 2 ears and 1 bottom. When this is done, make an eye on both body parts and sew on an ear.

Step 3: Sew Together

Sew the parts together from the back side using small stiches. Start with the legs and turn them to the front side, then the proboscis and last the rest of the body. Leave a hole behind!

Step 4: Fill It

Fill your elephant with rice or similar and close the hole behind.

Step 5: Last Step

At last take som black yarn and make a tail.

Step 6: Make a Family

Now make some elephants in different sizes. You can make a male elephant by making two holes besides the proboscis and pull valves through.

Comments

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Very Interesting (author)2013-07-11

Great idea - and they look cute too :)

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mhj1 (author)Very Interesting2013-07-14

Thanks!!:D

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bwilsonvi (author)2013-07-04

Forgot the seam allowance. Here is a PDF with that extra 1/4" added.

pattern_with_seam_allowance.pdf
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mhj1 (author)bwilsonvi2013-07-04

Thank you:)

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bwilsonvi (author)2013-07-04

Thanks for this great Instructable. I have created and attached a printable PDF pattern of "mhj1's" pattern photo. Hope it helps get you started!

pattern.pdf
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stevequag (author)2013-07-01

I want to make this, where is the template?

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mhj1 (author)stevequag2013-07-01

Can you ude the foto for step 2?

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-06-28

This is very cool :). thank you for sharing.

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wold630 (author)2013-06-27

These are really great. I would like to see more photos and step-by-step instructions!!

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TheExterminatingDalek (author)2013-06-27

These are lovely, what a great idea!

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