Skip to Content

Elf On The Shelf Headband Craft [Free Template]

The kids are home from school, the Christmas lights are up, and it’s time to start getting into the Christmas spirit!

What better way to do that than with a fun craft project?

This elf on the shelf headband craft for kids is so adorable–plus kids can make one in just minutes.

All you need is paper, scissors, glue, and tape –plus this free printable template!

The kids will have so much fun making these at home or in class. It would also look adorable on all the kiddos for the Christmas class party!

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

Easy Elf on the Shelf Craft

elf on the shelf headband craft image collage with the words elf on the shelf headband

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Markers or crayons (if using the color in version)
  • Elf on the shelf template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding elf on the shelf template

Begin to make the elf’s head by gluing the eyes just below the eyebrows, one on each side.

hand gluing eye to elf on the shelf craft

Next, take the hair and glue it to the top of the head. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing hair to elf on the shelf craft

Glue the nose in the middle of the head, just below the eyes. Alternatively, you can have your child draw on a nose instead.

Take the cheeks and glue them, one on each side, below the eyes, and on the sides of the mouth. You can also have your child draw these on instead as well.

hand gluing cheek to elf on the shelf craft

Place the collar on top of the base of the neck and glue it in place.

hand gluing collar to elf on the shelf craft

Now take your elf head and collar and glue it to the red headband base.

hand gluing head to elf on the shelf craft

Create the elf’s hat by gluing the hat fluff to the bottom of the hat. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off.

hand gluing fluff to elf on the shelf hat

Finish up making the base of the headband by gluing the elf’s hat to the top of his head.

hand gluing hat to elf on the shelf craft

Place a headband extender on each side of the base and tape them in place. If your paper isn’t very thick and the headband is flopping over, cut an extra piece of construction paper and glue it to the back of the headband, from the bottom of the neck to the middle of the head.

hand taping extender to elf on the shelf headband craft

Now your child has a cute elf headband that’s perfectly festive! It’s a fun Christmas craft for kids that will likely have your kids taking pictures with their elf!

Elf on the shelf headband craft

Christmas Unit For Kids

Keep all the fun and learning going by creating an entire Christmas unit study for kids! We have some easy and fun ideas below that will be engaging and will help kids learn.

First up, are books! We always love to begin a new theme by reading aloud (or letting your child read if they can). Reading to children is so beneficial to their development and can help them with increasing their vocabulary, increasing their attention span, and developing their imagination.

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!

We also love to add in lots and lots of crafts! Kids love crafting and it helps them learn to use scissors properly, focus, and follow directions.

elf on the shelf headband crafts

Here are some more of our favorite Christmas crafts:

These Santa do a dot printables are an easy, no-prep activity that will give your preschoolers lots of fun while helping them with their fine motor skills. This free download has everything you need to get started–all you need are some dot markers and paper!

Kids will love exploring with their senses this Christmas season. This Christmas playdough kit is perfect for little hands, and it’s so much fun to mix up the colors and use all the included toys!

Get your kids in the Christmas spirit with these adorable reindeer worksheets. These are great to use as a no-prep activity! Help them learn the letter R and handwriting skills while they have fun coloring their own reindeer. Download them today and use them this holiday season.

elf on the shelf headband crafts

These Christmas pattern block mats are a great way to work on fine motor skills and shape recognition. They’re also perfect for keeping kids entertained during the holiday season!

It’s that time of year again to get your kids excited for Christmas. These Christmas do a dot printables are a fun way to learn. These printables can help with fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and visual discrimination. It’s never too early to start teaching them the joys of learning through play!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

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

Elf on the shelf headband craft

Elf On The Shelf Headband Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This cute elf on the shelf headband craft is a fun project to do with the kids this Christmas!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Markers or crayons (if using the color in version)
  • Elf on the shelf template

Instructions

  1. Download the elf on the shelf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the elf’s head by gluing the eyes just below the eyebrows, one on each side.
  3. Next, take the hair and glue it to the top of the head. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
  4. Glue the nose in the middle of the head, just below the eyes. Alternatively, you can have your child draw on a nose instead.
  5. Take the cheeks and glue them, one on each side, below the eyes, and on the sides of the mouth. You can also have your child draw these on instead as well.
  6. Place the collar on top of the base of the neck and glue it in place.
  7. Now take your elf head and collar and glue it to the red headband base.
  8. Create the elf’s hat by gluing the hat fluff to the bottom of the hat. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off.
  9. Finish up making the base of the headband by gluing the elf’s hat to the top of his head.
  10. Place a headband extender on each side of the base and tape them in place. If your paper isn't very thick and the headband is flopping over, cut an extra piece of construction paper and glue it to the back of the headband from the bottom of the neck to the middle of the head.

Elf on the Shelf Template

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions