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Paper elf craft for kids

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The paper elf craft for kids we’re sharing today is a great Christmas craft to make with preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids at home or school. They will trace, cut and glue together all the patterns to make Santa’s helper.

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We’re happy to add a cute little elf to our collection of  easy crafts for kids. We’ve created so many Santa and Christmas tree crafts last year so this holiday we’re shifting to reindeer and elves. My boys really love Christmas crafting.

RELATED: Check out our latest elf craft and these shape elves as well.

Easy paper elf craft

Easy Christmas craft for kids - paper elf craft

One evening, before going to bed my kindergartner told us he wanted to be an elf that night. We laughed, tucked him into bed and forgot about it.

One hour later, both my kids were tiptoeing into the kitchen and my youngest was so proud of himself that he managed to pull his plan off.

He grouped a few of his stuff he keeps into his treasure chest into 3 piles, each pile representing a gift for one of us: his brother, mom and dad.

He did everything so quietly and then woke up his big brother so both of them could come downstairs. 

Obviously next night my first grader wanted to be an elf himself.

My boys look forward to the magical holidays and I hope we’ll be able to do some more crafting together during winter time when we’re stuck in the house.

Paper elf craft

Paper elf craft for kids

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Feel free to use the color of your choice for the face and hair. We used both white and beige paper for the elf’s face as well as brown and yellow paper for his hair.

How to make a paper elf craft

The elf template comes with two versions:

1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate colored paper

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING

Print the home template.

Cut out the patterns and trace them on construction paper.

Elf template

To make the paper elf craft you will need 1 face of the color of your choice, 2 ears of the same color as the face, 1 hair of the color of your choice, 1 green hat, 1 white hat band, 2 light green mistletoe leaves.

Elf hair

Glue the hair in the middle of the face.

Elf ears

Add the ears, one ear on each side of the face. Glue them to the back of the face.

Elf hat

Glue the green hat on the face.

hat band

Apply glue to the white band and add it at the bottom of the hat.

Mistletoe leaves

Glue the 2 mistletoe leaves on the hat.

Hat pom pom

Use a circle punch to make a circle from white paper. If you don’t have a circle punch, you can use a small round container or cup to draw a circle shape on white paper and cut it out. Glue the circle on the hat. This will be the hat’s pom pom.

Mistletoe on hat

Add 2 little red pom poms right under the mistletoe leaves.

Elf eyes

Glue 2 small googly eyes onto the face.

Paper elf craft -elf smiling

Use a black marker to give the elf a smile.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR CLASSROOM CRAFTING

Print the classroom template on corresponding colored paper. The face, ears and hair are printed on the color of your choice, the hat is printed on green paper, the hat band on white paper and the mistletoe leaves on light green paper.

To make the paper elf craft each student will need 1 face of the color of your choice, 2 ears of the same color as the face, 1 hair of the color of your choice, 1 green hat, 1 white hat band, 2 light green mistletoe leaves.

Glue the hair in the middle of the face.

Add the ears, one ear on each side of the face. Glue them to the back of the face.

Glue the green hat onto the face.

Apply glue to the white band and add it at the bottom of the hat.

Glue the 2 mistletoe leaves on the hat.

Use a circle punch to make a circle from white paper. Glue the circle on the hat. Students can also use a round object to trace a circle on white paper and cut it out.

Add 2 little red pom poms right under the mistletoe leaves.

Glue 2 small googly eyes onto the face.

Use a black marker to give the elf a smile.

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