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8 Easy & Fun Elf Crafts For Kids [With FREE Templates]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

We’ve been crafting up a storm and there are Christmas characters everywhere we look.

Today, we’re gathering up all of our fun and easy elf crafts for kids and sharing them here with you.

Browse through our favorite festive crafts and find the one that’s perfect for your children or students.

We’ve got free printable templates for all of them, so they’ll be a stress-free addition to your Christmas activities!

Christmas Elf Crafts

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2 elf popsicle stick crafts

Popsicle stick crafts are such classic crafts; We’re betting you even made some when you were a kid!

This elf popsicle stick craft is an updated twist on the classic crafts. Make one for the fridge or add some string on the back and turn into a cute Christmas ornament!

jovie the elf craft

These elf photo crafts are our most popular Christmas crafts! All you need to do is grab a picture of your child and our free printable template to make either the Buddy the Elf photo craft or Jovie the Elf photo craft.

Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!

hand holding elf toilet paper roll craft

This elf toilet paper roll craft is a simple recycled craft that’s super easy to make! Grab your paper, pom poms, and glue and you’re all ready! There’s also a black and white version toddlers can color in!

Hand holding handprint elf card craft

If your child loves seeing their handprints transformed into cute little crafts, this elf handprint card craft is perfect! It also adds a lovely homemade touch to any gift.

orange haired and brown hair elf ornament craft

Can’t get enough of Buddy the Elf? Then make this cute Buddy the Elf ornament craft for the Christmas tree!

Elf headband crafts

This elf headband craft will instantly transform your little one into a cute Christmas elf! Download the free template and make the craft version (above) or print in black and white for kids to color in all by themselves.

boy and girl paper plate elf crafts

How cute are these paper plate elf crafts? Use our free template to make a boy or girl elf! This project is great for a Christmas craft day!

paper bag elf craft

Paper bag puppets are some of the best crafts to do with the kids since they double as entertainment once you’re done making them! This elf paper bag craft is easy to make and helps children work on their scissor skills.

This paper elf craft is a simple and engaging activity that your kids will love! Using everyday items like colored cardstock or construction paper, scissors, glue, and crayons, along with the handy elf template provided, your kids can create their charming elf.

These elf crafts for kids are a great way to spend time together during the Christmas season! Make them to decorate your house or give them to those who might be lonely this year.

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Thursday 14th of December 2023

Great crafts!


Friday 15th of December 2023

Thanks so much, Lissy!

Susan Harper

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

can you send me the link for the buddy the elf activity print out sheet please?

Thank you

Sam T

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

All you need to do is go to that blog post, scroll to the bottom, and enter your email in the form and it'll be sent to you :)

Karen Mackay

Saturday 28th of November 2020

Could you please add me to your email list?

Sam T

Saturday 28th of November 2020

If you enter your email in any of the forms on the blog, you'll be added :)

Terri Holmes

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

I want - but can't figure out how to download the Buddy and Jovie elf photo patterns. I'm confused by the "free" download comments in the post and then a charge for $7 at the end of the post.

Sam T

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Sorry for the confusion, Terri! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of each post and the link will be emailed to you. The $7 ebook is a collection of our favorite Christmas crafts (the elf templates aren't in it) and templates. Hope this clears up the confusion :)

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