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Buddy The Elf Ornament Craft [Free Template]

If there’s one name that comes to mind when you think of elves, it has to be Buddy the Elf!

He’s everyone’s favorite Christmas elf and now you can make him into an animated decoration for the tree with this Buddy the Elf ornament craft.

We love creating elf crafts for kids, but this one is our new favorite!

Unlike most of our other crafts, we would recommend making this craft with older kids unless you can help your child cut out the pieces.

But, almost every child can help glue this ornament together and get it ready for hanging!

Watch our quick video tutorial below to see how to make one (or several) for your home.

Kids’ Ornament Craft

elf ornament craft image collage with the words elf ornament craft for kids in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the elf ornament template, print, and cut out the pieces you want to use.

hands holding elf ornament craft template

Begin by gluing Buddy’s hair to the top of this head.

hands gluing hair to elf ornament craft

Cut out small ovals for his eyebrows or use a matching colored marker to draw them on right beneath his hair.

hands gluing eyebrows to elf ornament craft

If you’re using the face template without eyes, glue them on just below the eyebrows.

Place his nose below eyes and glue in place. Next, glue the cheeks below both eyes. You can also skip this step and just draw them on instead.

hands gluing nose to elf ornament craft

Create his mouth by gluing the red tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper, then glue below the nose.

hands gluing mouth to elf ornament craft

Make his elf hat by gluing the yellow band to the middle of the hat. Trim off the excess paper. Glue the red feather to the side of the hat.

hands gluing feather to paper elf hat

Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of his hair.

hands gluing hat to elf ornament craft

Glue Buddy’s collar behind his head, on the bottom.

hands gluing collar to elf ornament craft

If you’re going to laminate your ornament, do it now. We recommend laminating if you want to reuse this ornament every year (or preserve it!). Cut out around the laminated edges.

Take a piece of red baker’s twine a tie it into a loop. Flip the ornament over and tape it to the top, back of his head.

hands taping baker's twine loop to back of elf ornament craft

Isn’t that so cute?! We love just how happy his expression is; it’s just like the real Buddy the Elf!

orange haired and brown hair elf ornament craft

In case you’re wondering, we made two versions of this craft. One is with smiling eyes closed and one is with large, happy eyes. Try out both and see which one your child likes better!

buddy the elf ornament paper craft hanging on christmas tree

We also made one Buddy with orange hair and one with brown hair. Personally, we prefer the orange hair because it’s more colorful, but feel free to pick either one.

hand holding elf ornament craft

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Buddy The Elf Ornament Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute Buddy the Elf ornament craft with the kids this Christmas! It's a fun homemade ornament to hang on the tree!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Red baker's twine
  • Tape
  • Markers (optional)
  • Laminator (optional)
  • Laminating sheets (optional)
  • Elf ornament template

Instructions

  1. Download the elf ornament template, print, and cut out the pieces you want to use.
  2. Begin by gluing Buddy's hair to the top of this head.
  3. Cut out small ovals for his eyebrows or use a matching colored marker to draw them on right beneath his hair.
  4. If you're using the face template without eyes, glue them on just below the eyebrows.
  5. Place his nose below his eyes and glue in place. Next, glue the cheeks below both eyes. You can also skip this step and just draw them on instead.
  6. Create his mouth by gluing the red tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper, then glue below the nose.
  7. Make his elf hat by gluing the yellow band to the middle of the hat. Trim off the excess paper. Glue the red feather to the side of the hat.
  8. Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of his hair.
  9. Glue Buddy's collar behind his head, on the bottom.
  10. If you're going to laminate your ornament, do it now. We recommend laminating if you want to reuse this ornament every year (or preserve it!). Cut out around the laminated edges.
  11. Take a piece of red baker's twine a tie it into a loop. Flip the ornament over and tape it to the top, back of his head.

Free Elf Ornament Template

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