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Elf Craftivity For Kids [Free Printable]

Christmas is a time of year where kids are full of anticipation and excitement.

They eagerly wait for Santa to come, they love giving gifts to their family members and friends, and they enjoy the holiday lights that fill the streets.

Christmas also brings lots of opportunities for crafting! This elf craftivity is another great option to try this holiday season.

This activity can help kids think creatively as well as work on fine motor skills. As kids create this craftivity, it will sharpen their creative thinking skills while also helping them develop handwriting skills.

Download this free Christmas template so your kids get in on crafting some Christmas cheer!

Also, be sure to check out all of our elf activities for kids for more festive ideas.

Elf Craft & Activity

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Elf template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding elf craftivity template

Begin to create the elf’s head by gluing the hair to the top of the head.

hand gluing hair to elf craftivity

Next, glue the eyes on either side of the nose.

hand gluing eye to elf craftivity

Take the mouth and glue it in the middle of the head, just below the nose.

hand gluing mouth to elf craftivity

Finish off the face, by gluing the cheeks just below and slightly outside of the eyes.

hand gluing cheek to elf craftivity

Create the elf’s hat by gluing the hat trim to the bottom of the hat. Glue the bell to the tip of the hat.

hand gluing hat trim to elf hat
hand gluing bell to elf hat

Glue the elf hat to the top of the elf’s head.

hand gluing hat to elf craftivity

Take the completed elf head and glue it on a piece of colored paper (the same paper you’re using for the background). Cut it out, leaving a small outline around the head.

hand cutting out red paper around elf head

Gather your elf writing prompt and piece of colored paper and glue the prompt in the middle of the paper and about .5″ from the bottom.

hand gluing writing prompt to elf craftivity

Next, take the outlined elf head and glue it to the top of the writing prompt.

hand gluing head to elf craftivity

Create the elf’s arms by gluing the mittens to the arms. Then glue the arms to the main piece of paper, one on either side of the elf’s head. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing mitten to arm of elf craftivity
hand gluing arm to elf craftivity

That’s it! Now have your child complete the writing prompt.

Isn’t this such a cute Christmas craft?!

elf craftivity

Christmas Unit For Kids

If you want to keep the learning and fun going, then why not create a Christmas unit for kids? Read on below for our top recommendations!

To start with, we recommend reading aloud to your kids or students. Books are a great way to introduce a new theme and reading to kids can help their development in a variety of ways!

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!

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These Christmas do a dot printables are perfect to use when teaching kids about letter recognition, fine motor skills, counting, and patterns. They’re a no-prep activity that can be used at home or in the classroom!

Christmas is coming and it’s time to get ready! This fun-to-play, printable Roll A Santa game will be a great way for young kids of all ages to practice taking turns and work on their fine motor skills.

Looking for a fun, hands-on STEM activity for young kids? These Christmas pattern block mats help with shape and color recognition as well as fine motor skills. They’re perfect to use as an educational activity during the holiday season!

hand holding elf craftivity

If your child is working on fine motor skills, download and print off these free elf coloring pages. They’re festive, cheery, and a fun way to strengthen those hand muscles.

This Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer playdough kit is a fun sensory activity that children will love. It’s great at home or in classrooms and can be used to keep kids entertained without screens! 

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More Christmas Ideas For Kids

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Elf Craftivity For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This elf craftivity is perfect for kids of all ages. It's a simple, quick, and creative way to get your child into the Christmas spirit!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Elf template

Instructions

  1. Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create the elf's head by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
  3. Next, glue the eyes on either side of the nose.
  4. Take the mouth and glue it in the middle of the head, just below the nose.
  5. Finish off the face, by gluing the cheeks just below and slightly outside of the eyes.
  6. Create the elf's hat by gluing the hat trim to the bottom of the hat. Glue the bell to the tip of the hat.
  7. Glue the elf hat to the top of the elf's head.
  8. Take the completed elf head and glue it on a piece of colored paper (the same paper you're using for the background). Cut it out, leaving a small outline around the head.
  9. Gather your elf writing prompt and piece of colored paper and glue the prompt in the middle of the paper and about .5" from the bottom.
  10. Next, take the outlined elf head and glue it to the top of the writing prompt.
  11. Create the elf's arms by gluing the mittens to the arms. Then glue the arms to the main piece of paper, one on either side of the elf's head. Cut off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.

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