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Festive Elf Popsicle Stick Craft [With Template]

When you think of Christmas, so many wonderful things come to mind. From Santa, to presents, to reindeer and more!

But perhaps once of the most fun things are silly little elves! Everyone loves their cheerful nature so we’re bringing that to you with this festive elf popsicle stick craft.

It’s another preschool Christmas craft that’s easy and is a fun way to spend some quality time with the kids.

We’re sharing all of our tips, tricks and directions below, plus our free printable template.

Watch our quick video tutorial and make it with your preschool, kindergarten and elementary aged children!

Elf Christmas Craft

elf popsicle stick craft image collage with the words popsicle stick elf craft in the middle

Supplies

Directions

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

hands holding elf popsicle stick template

Take 4 popsicle sticks and place them side by side. Cut 2 popsicle sticks into thirds. Stretch a glue dot onto the back of each of the short popsicle sticks, then use them to attach the 4 popsicle sticks together. Repeat this for the top, middle, and bottom of the 4 popsicle sticks.

hands gluing popsicle stick together

Flip the 4 popsicle sticks over and paint about 2/3 of it in the skin colored paint. Paint the remaining 1/3 in a bright green paint. Let dry completely.

hands gluing popsicle sticks green

Assemble the elf’s hat by gluing the hat trim to the bottom of the hat. Take the red pom pom and glue it to the tip of the hat.

hands gluing elf hat trim onto popsicle stick hat
hands gluing pom pom onto popsicle stick hat

Glue the completed elf hat to the top of the elf’s head.

hands gluing hat onto popsicle stick craft

Place the eyes slightly below the hat and glue in place. Use the black marker to draw on a smile just a bit below his eyes.

hands gluing eyes onto popsicle stick craft
hands drawing smile onto popsicle stick elf craft

Take the pink pom pom and glue it just between the eyes.

hands gluing pom pom nose onto popsicle stick elf craft

Glue the elf’s shirt trim where the skin colored paint and the green paint meet.

hands gluing elf shirt trim onto popsicle stick elf craft

Now your child has an adorable elf craft stick project they can keep or give as a gift!

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Christmas Preschool Unit

Want to incorporate this elf craft into a Christmas themed preschool unit? If so, we’ve got some great ideas for you!

Choose one or two of the activities, or use them all in a festive Christmas study unit.

To begin, we love using these Christmas do a dot printables. They’re great for kids to work on fine motor skills, counting, the alphabet, and of course, have fun!

elf popsicle stick craft

After some festive learning, try playing this Christmas matching game. It’s another simple activity that will sneak in some learning as well.

These Christmas pattern block mats are a fun hands-on activity that will help preschoolers work on shape recognition and fine motor skills.

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Of course, you know we love crafts! Not just for fun family bonding time, but also for working on scissor skills, following directions, and expressing creativity.

If you need some more elf themed ideas try this free printable elf craft for kids, this paper plate elf craft, or this elf paper bag craft.

They’re all simple, fun and quick to make.

Finish off with some simple sensory play like this Christmas sensory bin or this Christmas slime!

No matter what activities you do, we’re sure the kids will love them!

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!

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Elf Popsicle Stick Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This elf popsicle stick craft is a fun Christmas activity for the kids to do at home or at school!

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Permanent glue dots or hot glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock
  • Pink and red pom pom
  • Black marker
  • Elf craft stick template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Instructions

  1. Download the elf craft template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take 4 popsicle sticks and place them side by side. Cut 2 popsicle sticks into thirds. Stretch a glue dot onto the back of each of the short popsicle sticks, then use them to attach the 4 popsicle sticks together. Repeat this for the top, middle, and bottom of the 4 popsicle sticks.
  3. Flip the 4 popsicle sticks over and paint about 2/3 of it in the skin colored paint. Paint the remaining 1/3 in a bright green paint. Let dry completely.
  4. Assemble the elf's hat by gluing the hat trim to the bottom of the hat. Take the red pom pom and glue it to the tip of the hat.
  5. Glue the completed elf hat to the top of the elf's head.
  6. Place the eyes slightly below the hat and glue in place. Use the black marker to draw on a smile just a bit below his eyes.
  7. Take the pink pom pom and glue it just between the eyes.
  8. Glue the elf's shirt trim where the skin colored paint and the green paint meet.

Free Elf Craft Template

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Priyanka

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Awesome idea.thank you

Sam T

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

No problem!

Brianna

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Super cute

Sam T

Monday 21st of December 2020

Thanks, Brianna!

Lisa

Monday 14th of December 2020

Cute craft!

Sam T

Monday 14th of December 2020

Thank you so much!

Jennifer

Monday 14th of December 2020

So cute

Raquel

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Nos encanta necesitamos plantillas

Sam T

Monday 14th of December 2020

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you :)

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