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Elf Headband Craft For Kids [Free Template]

What’s more fun than dressing up your child in a cute (or ugly) Christmas sweater?

We’ll tell you! Having them wear this festive elf headband craft with their Christmas sweater!

This activity is another simple headband craft for kids that’s easy and perfect for the holiday season.

We’re giving you a free printable template to make it super simple to recreate with your kids (or students).

Inside the download, there’s a black and white version to print and color. This is the best option for very young kids. There’s also a craft version that kids can make from paper, so there’s something for every age level!

Watch our 1 minute video tutorial to see how to make this elf craft with your kids.

Christmas Elf Craft

elf headband craft image collage with the words free printable elf headband in the middle

Supplies

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

Directions

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

hands holding elf headband craft template

Begin to assemble the headband by gluing the shirt collar to the top of one of the headband extender pieces.

hands gluing shirt trim to elf headband craft

Glue the head and neck onto the shirt trim piece.

hands gluing head to elf headband craft

Create the elf’s hat by gluing the hat trim to the base of the hat. Next, glue the hat fluff to the tip of the hat.

hands gluing elf hat together

Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of the elf’s head.

hands gluing hat to elf headband craft

Position the eyes slightly below the hat and glue in place. Cut out small eyebrows from brown paper and glue on or draw on with a brown marker.

hands gluing eyes to elf headband craft

Glue the nose in between the eyes, then glue cheeks on either side of the eyes. You can also use a pink marker to draw on the cheeks.

hands gluing nose to elf headband craft
hands drawing cheek onto elf headband craft

Add a headband extender to each side of the headband base and tape or staple to secure it.

hands taping extender onto elf headband craft

That’s it! Now your child has a cute elf headband they can wear whenever they want!

Christmas Themed Activities

Don’t stop here – we’ve got lots of ideas to keep your kids entertained and learning during the whole month of December!

If you’re looking for printable activities for your children, check out this Christmas do a dot printables. It’s loaded with educational activities that will help kids work on letter recognition, fine motor skills, counting, and more!

headband elf craft

This Christmas bingo set is great for families with siblings or for the classroom.

For kids who love using pattern blocks, you have to try these Christmas themed pattern block mats. They’re helpful for shape recognition, patterns, and fine motor skills.

These reindeer coloring pages are a simple, no-prep activity that are super festive!

If you want all the activities, try out this Christmas activities for kids bundle!

Are crafts your child’s favorite? If so, perfect! We have tons of fun Christmas crafts that’s great for kids. Some of our reader’s favorites include:

two headband elf crafts

These crafts are also tons of fun and new this year:

No matter what activities you choose, your kids will have a blast!

color in elf headband craft

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Elf Headband Craft For Kids

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

Create or color in this elf headband craft for Christmas! It's perfect for young kids of all ages!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape or stapler
  • Elf headband template

Instructions

  1. Download the elf headband template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to assemble the headband by gluing the shirt collar to the top of one of the headband extender pieces.
  3. Glue the head and neck onto the shirt trim piece.
  4. Create the elf's hat by gluing the hat trim to the base of the hat. Next, glue the hat fluff to the tip of the hat.
  5. Take the completed hat and glue it to the top of the elf's head.
  6. Position the eyes slightly below the hat and glue in place. Cut out small eyebrows from brown paper and glue on or draw on with a brown marker.
  7. Glue the nose in between the eyes, then glue cheeks on either side of the eyes. You can also use a pink marker to draw on the cheeks.
  8. Add a headband extender to each side of the headband base and tape or staple to secure it.

Free Elf Headband Craft Template

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Yamini Iyer

Monday 21st of December 2020

Pls send me link to downlaod the templates of elves santa and snow man hats thank you

Sam T

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

All you need to do is sign up for each one individually. To do that, enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ?

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