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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

E is for Elmo: Letter E Craft

Kids will love learning the letter E with our adorable Elmo inspired letter E craft. This easy and engaging project brings Sesame Street to life as children create their very own Elmo masterpiece in the shape of the letter E. Perfect for teaching early literacy in a fun and creative way and building fine motor skills.

I've put together a free printable template you can use to make this craft even easier for young children. This is a great activity to incorporate into your letter of the week learning for letter E either at home or in the classroom.

letter E Elmo craft for kids.


Sesame Street has been dedicated to fostering early literacy skills including letter knowledge since it's inception. The show uses much loved characters such as Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Cookie Monster, songs and interactive storytelling to make learning the alphabet fun for children. 

Who's better to lead the way in letter exploration than Elmo himself? His infectious energy, endearing personality, and unmistakable voice make him a natural choice for guiding children through the alphabet. Elmo is regularly featured in the letter of the day segment on Sesame Street and he's the perfect character to represent the letter E. Bring him out of the screen and onto the page with this tactile letter E Elmo craft.


We're currently working our way through creating other Sesame Street letter crafts. Our letter E Ernie craft is another great option for letter E week.


Supplies Needed:

supplies to make a letter E elmo.

If you don't have coloured cardstock you can always use plain white cardstock for the backing page. I recommend using cardstock as opposed to regular or coloured paper as paper is more likely to ripple as the glue dries.

If you don't have red tissue paper you can swap it out for torn pieces of red paper, or red pom poms. The tissue paper and pom pom options will create a 3 dimensional letter E, whereas the torn paper will create a flat letter E. All 3 options are great ways for children to work on their fine motor skills and hand strengthening as they tear, scrunch and/or glue the items down.


1. Print off template. I highly recommend printing the template onto cardstock as it will make the face pieces sturdier and easier to glue on.

elmo inspired letter E template.

2. Tear or cut red tissue paper into short strips. Don't worry about making them the same width or length as they'll be scrunched up anyway and the more haphazard the sizes the better the texture will be. This is a great fine motor activity for the children to get involved in too.

3. Cut out the letter E template. Younger children may need help with this step depending on how well developed their scissor skills are. If you're doing this craft as a classroom activity you may want to cut out all the templates beforehand to save time.

4. Scrunch the tissue paper up into balls and glue onto E template to give a furry texture. The easiest way to glue them on is to squeeze a drop of glue onto the template and then press the scrunched ball firmly into the glue. Set aside to dry once the entire letter E is covered with tissue paper.

red tissue paper stuck onto letter E template.

5. Cut out the 2 eyes and nose templates. Make sure you keep the black outlines when cutting them out. Again some children may need help with this step.

6. Glue the left eye slightly overlapping the right eye.

eyes glued overlapping.

7. Glue the nose slightly overlapping the bottom of both eyes. Set aside to fully dry

Elmo face glued together.

8. Glue the letter E onto the backing sheet of cardstock. If you use a paper backing sheet instead of cardstock there's a chance that the paper may ripple as it dries.

9. Glue Elmo's face onto the letter E so the eyeballs stick up partially above the top of the E. Set aside until the glue is completely dry.

Elmo letter E finished close up.

This letter E Elmo craft is not only a great letter E craft for letter recognition and formation, it also has the added bonus of 3D texture thanks to the scrunched tissue paper {or pom poms if you use those}. This will give children great tactile sensory feedback as they run their fingers along the letter E.

letter E Elmo laying flat to show texture.

The finished Elmo letter E can be displayed on a craft wall, as part of a classroom display or can be added to an alphabet or letter E portfolio.

Finding Myself Young letter E Elmo craft.



Click the download template button below to download the letter E Elmo template. This will take you to the PDF that can be downloaded to your device and printed. The PDF is a single A4 page, however you can print as many copies as you need. 

Please note that this free printable letter E template is for personal or classroom use only and may not be shared electronically, uploaded or sold on any platform. If you would like to share or feature this craft in a blog post please link back to this post directly.

Finding Myself Young letter E Elmo template.

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