The most magical time of the year is coming up soon. Make it special by crafting decorations and spreading festive cheer with the kiddos! Let their creativity run wild with an exciting and adorable craft project that’s bound to make their holiday season even more fun!
We have a cheerful and cute elf gnome craft that’s a fantastic craft idea for kids during the holiday season. It’s a fun, hands-on activity that will keep the little ones engaged and bring a touch of enchantment to the decor!
Crafting this cute elf gnome will help kids develop fine motor skills with every carefully placed piece. They’ll also develop patience and attention to detail and be filled with a sense of accomplishment and pride once they finish.
Also check out all of our other elf activities for kids to enjoy throughout the holiday season.
Gnome Elf Idea
Along with the free template we’re providing, you’ll need some basic materials like colored paper, glue, scissors, and a dash of holiday spirit.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Elf Gnome template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the elf gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing both eyes just below the eyebrows.
Glue the face piece to the front of the beard, just above the mouth.
Next, glue the nose in the middle of the face, in between the eyes and the beard.
Take the completed gnome head and glue it to the top of the gnome’s body.
Glue the feet on the bottom of the gnome’s body.
Next, glue the gingerbread man in the middle of the gnome’s body.
Glue the hands on both sides of the gingerbread man, so it looks like the gnome is holding the cookie.
Place the hat on the top of the gnome’s head, slightly overlapping the top of the eyes, then glue the hat trim to the bottom of it.
Glue the hat pom at the tip of the hat.
Finish up by gluing the ears on bac of both sides of the head.
Now your child has a cute elf gnome friend that’s perfectly festive! It’s a fun Christmas craft that your kiddos will love to create.
More Christmas Ideas For Kids
Christmas Unit Study
Combine fun and learning with a Christmas themed unit study for your little ones this holiday season! We’ve curated a collection of books, crafts, and educational activities that will keep your kids engaged, excited, and learning while having a blast.
The holidays are the perfect time to infuse a touch of magic into your children’s education. We’ve got you covered with a variety of ideas, so don’t forget to save the ones that your little learners will be excited to explore!
Christmas Children’s Books
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!
Christmas Craft Ideas for Preschoolers
Christmas Tree Name Craft – Get kids ready for some holiday fun crafting their very own Christmas tree personalized with their name. Watch them beam with pride as they spell out their names with ornaments in this festive, skill-building activity.
Gingerbread Man Tissue Paper Craft – We’ve got a sweet treat for the kiddos with this cute craft. They can create their own delightful gingerbread friends with colorful tissue paper and our free template. It’s a festive craft that’s as fun as it is delicious looking!
Handprint Manger Craft – Make a manger scene that’s not only a wonderful keepsake, but also a great activity to do at Sunday School or at home. Get your little one’s hands ready to create a special nativity scene that celebrates the true spirit of the season.
Paper Plate Reindeer Craft – Here’s a jolly project of painting, cutting, and pasting that leads to an adorable reindeer decoration. Let’s turn a simple paper plate into a festive reindeer masterpiece!
Christmas Activities for Kindergarten
We have a festive treat for you – free elf coloring pages! Inside this set, you’ll discover festive images featuring girl elves, boy elves with ornaments, drumming elves, and even an elf building a snowman.
They’re perfect for a last-minute Christmas activity, and these sheets are your ticket to adding a dash of magic to the holiday season. Whether at home, in the classroom, or during library story time, grab your coloring tools and bring these elves to life!
This roll a reindeer game is a fantastic way to keep your kids entertained as they count down to the big day. Perfect for ages 3-7, but fun for all, this game combines learning and play seamlessly.
It enhances counting, fine motor skills, and learning to take turns. Each roll of the die adds a pom pom to the reindeer, and the quest for a complete reindeer masterpiece is on! Let the reindeer games begin!
Ho, ho, ho! Calling all little elves for some festive fun! Our Santa do a dots are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Designed for preschoolers, pre-K, and kindergarten children, these no-prep printables offer a mix of learning and creativity.
Simply download, print, and grab those dot markers to dot with Santa. This free set includes Santa dot marker coloring, fine motor practice, letter recognition, and counting practice.
Santa needs your help feeding the reindeer! In this festive reindeer sight words activity, your little ones will pick a carrot card, read the word, and feed it to the hungry reindeer.
It’s a delightful way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to master sight words while embracing the holiday spirit. Let’s make learning as magical as the season itself!
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More Winter Fun
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Elf Gnome template
- Download the elf gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing both eyes just below the eyebrows.
- Glue the face piece to the front of the beard, just above the mouth.
- Next, glue the nose in the middle of the face, in between the eyes and the beard.
- Take the completed gnome head and glue it to the top of the gnome’s body.
- Glue the feet on the bottom of the gnome’s body.
- Next, glue the gingerbread man in the middle of the gnome’s body.
- Glue the hands on both sides of the gingerbread man, so it looks like the gnome is holding the cookie.
- Place the hat on the top of the gnome’s head, slightly overlapping the top of the eyes, then glue the hat trim on the bottom of the hat.
- Glue the hat pom at the tip of the hat.
- Finish up by gluing the ears to the back and sides of the head.