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Elf Handprint Christmas Card For Kids [Free Template]

Every time we get into the car during December, we always play Christmas music! To us, there’s never enough time to celebrate Christmas!

Even though there are so many fun Christmas songs, one of our favorite songs is We Are Santa’s Elves. Each time we hear it, we can’t help but sing along. Even the kids know the words to it!

Because of this, we decided to craft this cute elf handprint Christmas card.

Handprint art and crafts are one of our favorite activities to do for every holiday (or just because)! They’re super simple to make and this one comes with a free printable template so you can make it easily too!

Read on below or watch our step by step video tutorial to see how to make them with your kids.

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

Elf Craft For Preschool

elf handprint Christmas card image collage with the words handprint elf Christmas card

Handprint crafts are really easy to make and they don’t require many supplies.

All you need for this one is some paper, glue, and scissors!

Supplies

Directions

Download the elf handprint card template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding handprint elf card craft template

Take a piece of skin colored paper and fold in half “hamburger” style and position your child’s left hand along the folded end so the pinky lines up with the fold. Trace the handprint and cut out.

Begin by assembling the elf’s hat. Glue the red hat trim to the bottom of the green hat.

Hands gluing elf hat bottom on hat base

Take the white puffball and glue to the tip of the hat.

Hands gluing white puff onto elf hat craft

Take the completed elf hat and place it over the three middle fingers, leaving the thumb and pinky above the hat. Glue in place.

Hands gluing elf hat onto handprint craft

Trim off the excess paper that sticks out from behind the hat.

Hands trimming paper off

Glue the eyes just below the hat.

Hands gluing elf eyes onto handprint elf craft

Use the black marker to draw on a smile.

Hands drawing smile on handprint elf

Stick the red pom pom on with some glue or a glue dot, right below the eyes.

Hands gluing red Pom onto handprint elf craft

Place the elf’s neck trim behind the back of the handprint card and glue in place.

Hands gluing elf neck frill onto handprint elf craft

That’s it! It’s as simple as that!

handprint elf card

12 Days of Christmas Activities

We think this easy Christmas elf craft can be used in a wide variety of settings. Of course, you can use it at home with your children. Make it a quick craft you do as a countdown to Christmas.

It would be a blast to do a 12 Days of Christmas crafts as a family! Each night, you can do a simple 10-15 minute craft.

We have lots of ideas to get you started from our paper plate crafts for Christmas!

Or, you could also turn it into a fun movie night.

Watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or have it on in the background while all the kids make a special elf card!

Hand holding handprint elf card craft

Related: Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft

You can give the completed cards to friends and family or simply hang them up to display on the fridge.

To share Christmas cheer, consider bringing them to some elderly people in your neighborhood or even the local retirement home.

If you’re a teacher or daycare leader, this elf card craft is perfect for the kids to make and bring home to Mom & Dad.

handprint elf craft

Whether you attach it to another homemade gift or just have the children surprise their parents with a festive card, we’re sure parents will love this handprint keepsake card.

Hand holding open handprint elf card craft

If you want some more activities, try reading to your kids. It’s a great way to spend family time together and it’s great for their development!

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!

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

Hand holding handprint elf card craft

Elf Handprint Card For Christmas

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this festive elf handprint card for Christmas with your kids! It comes with a free printable template to make it easy to recreate.

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in skin color, red, green and white)
  • Small red pom pom
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick (this is our new favorite type)
  • Pencil
  • Elf handprint card template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the elf handprint card template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Take a piece of skin colored paper and fold in half "hamburger" style and position your child's left hand along the folded end so the pinky lines up with the fold. Trace the handprint and cut out.
  3. Begin by assembling the elf's hat. Glue the red hat trim to the bottom of the green hat.
  4. Take the white puffball and glue to the tip of the hat.
  5. Take the completed elf hat and place it over the three middle fingers, leaving the thumb and pinky above the hat. Glue in place.
  6. Trim off the excess paper that sticks out from behind the hat.
  7. Glue the eyes just below the hat.
  8. Use the black marker to draw on a smile.
  9. Stick the red pom pom on with some glue or a glue dot, right below the eyes.
  10. Place the elf's neck trim behind the back of the handprint card and glue in place.

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