Last week we made these Elephants - easy - but the kids enjoyed making them. I mixed an acrylic paint with a tempera paint and it turned into a thick creamy - yet grainy texture, which gave the elephants a cool look. We used small paper plates - one for the head and one cut in half for the ears. The trunk was cut out of card stock.
We simply stuck the eyes in the wet paint to secure them - no glue was required.