Christmas is a fun and busy time for everyone, especially the elves! They stay busy making toys and helping Santa spread Christmas cheer. They would love to help your kids spread some cheer with this elf Christmas card!
This time of year is a great time to make something handmade and personalized for the special people in our kids’ lives. That way they can be involved in gift-giving with their festive crafts!
Break out your crafting supplies, put some Christmas music on in the background, and have a memorable time making these sweet cards with your kiddos.
You’ll make great memories with them, plus you’ll make someone’s day when they receive this thoughtful, homemade card.
For some more holiday fun with elves this Christmas season, be sure to check out these elf activities for kids. These activities are perfect to keep kids busy learning all while having fun!
Fun Elf Christmas Card
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black pen or marker (optional)
- Elf template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by folding the elf head in half to create the card base.
Place the eyes on either side of the nose and glue them in place. If you’re making a girl elf, you can use a black pen or marker to draw on eyelashes.
Take the bangs piece and glue it to the front of the elf’s head. If you’re making a girl elf, glue the main, longer piece of hair to the top and back of the card.
Position the cheeks on both sides of the mouth and glue them in place.
Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the hair.
Continue by gluing the hat trim to the base of the hat, then glue the bell to the tip of the hat.
Finish up by opening the card up and writing a sweet message inside!
Whomever your child gives this thoughtful card to this season, they will for sure cherish it! For more crafting fun check out our other Christmas craft ideas to do with your kids!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Keep the holiday fun and learning going by creating a whole list of crafts and activities to do with your kids. We have lots of festive ideas that will keep the kids engaged and excited this holiday season. Keep reading below to choose projects and activities that would be perfect for your kids to do this Christmas.
Kids’ Christmas Books
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, lots of presents! But amidst all the hustle and bustle, it’s important to take a moment to slow down and enjoy some quality time with your little ones.
One great way to do this is by reading them a festive holiday story. Not only is a reading fun and relaxing activity that the whole family can enjoy, but it also has some incredible benefits for your child’s development.
Research shows that reading aloud to kids helps to develop their language skills, improve their literacy, and even boost their imagination. So this Christmas, make some time to snuggle up with your little ones and enjoy a festive story or two!
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
Crafting is a great activity that provides children with opportunities to be creative and artistic. It also encourages problem-solving and learning important skills all while having fun! Get your kids inspired to craft with these fun Christmas crafts below:
Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Man – Keep those gingerbread men from being eaten this Christmas by hiding them in plain sight! We have the perfect idea of how to hide your gingerbread man with this Mickey Mouse disguise. Get the free template to help them stay safe this holiday!
Reindeer Craftivity – Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be one of Santa’s reindeer? Kids have big imaginations, so let their creativity flow with this fun activity to see just what they would do! It’s a great writing prompt for kindergarteners through third graders to work on their handwriting while being imaginative.
Grinch Tissue Paper Craft – The kids will love to see one of their favorite Christmas movie characters come to life when they make this craft! This tissue paper craft would be a fun one to complete after some family movie time watching, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. While they’re working on the project, you can ask them about their favorite parts of the movie!
Elf on the Shelf Paper Bag Puppet – Do you have a well-behaved elf on the shelf or is yours a bit mischievous? The kids can recreate their elf with this fun and festive paper bag craft! This puppet is the perfect way for your kids to be able to play pretend with their elf since the other elf will lose magic if it’s touched!
Christmas Activities For Kids
It’s a well-known fact that Santa loves cookies, but you know what else he loves? Playing games! Make Santa jolly by filling in this fun roll a Santa game! The kids can play with other kids or with you! All you need is this free printable, some dice, and something to mark Santa with.
This holiday season, keep the kids busy like little elves with these free elf coloring pages. It’s a great no-prep activity featuring Santa’s helpers that your kids will love! The kids will love to show off their creativity and coloring skills with these pages. Plus once they’re done, they’re a perfect decoration for your fridge!
Rudolph says R is for reindeer! These fun reindeer worksheets feature our favorite red-nosed reindeer. They’re filled with activities designed to help with letter recognition, handwriting, scissor skills, and more! These festive worksheets will make learning way more fun when they do them with their reindeer friend!
If you’re looking for something educational, yet entertaining, look no further than these Christmas do a dot printables. Break out the dot markers and the kids will be engaged with these fun holiday-themed pages for hours. They’re super simple to prepare either at home or in the classroom since all you have to do is print!
Christmas Fun Ideas
- Everyone will get a good laugh out of this cute Christmas t-shirt for kids!
- These custom name crayons are a great stocking stuffer idea for kids.
- Every kiddo needs one of these 3D felt Christmas trees to keep them busy!
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black pen or marker (optional)
- Elf template
- Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by folding the elf head in half to create the card base.
- Place the eyes on either side of the nose and glue them in place. If you're making a girl elf, you can use a black pen or marker to draw on eyelashes.
- Take the bangs piece and glue it to the front of the elf's head. If you're making a girl elf, glue the main, longer piece of hair to the top and back of the card.
- Position the cheeks on both sides of the mouth and glue them in place.
- Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the hair.
- Continue by gluing the hat trim to the base of the hat, then glue the bell to the tip of the hat.
- Finish up by opening the card up and writing a sweet message inside!