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Elf Handprint Christmas Card

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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 I hear it, I can’t help but sing along. And, even the kids know the words to it.

Because of this, we decided to craft these elf handprint Christmas cards.

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.

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Handprint elf card craft images with the words handprint elf craft in the middle

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!

We think this easy Christmas elf craft can be used in a wide variety of settings.

handprint elf card
handprint elf craft

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

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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.

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

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Did you make this elf handprint Christmas card with your kids or students?

Show off their work by taking a picture of the card and posting it to our Facebook wall or in our private Facebook group.

We can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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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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