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Gnome Graduation Day Craft For Kids (Free Template)

The end of the school year is an exciting time, especially for preschoolers and kindergarteners who are graduating to the next grade. It’s a moment of pride as they celebrate their achievements and look forward to new adventures. 

This adorable gnome graduation day craft is a fun way to commemorate the end of the school year. Kids will love creating a gnome, complete with a cap and gown, all set to graduate, too! 

It’s a perfect activity to do in classrooms, at home, or even as a unique graduation party decoration. To make the craft even easier for you, we’ve created a free template you can download. 

Once the gnome is done, don’t stop there! We have plenty of other gnome crafts for kids that are just as fun and engaging. Happy crafting, and congratulations to all the graduates!

Easy Craft For Graduation Day

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Gnome template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)

Directions

Start by downloading the gnome template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this cute gnome to life!

Hand holding Graduation Gnome Craft Template

First, encourage your child to glue the eyes below the eyebrows.

Hand gluing eyes of Graduation Gnome Craft

Next, guide your child to glue the beard below the eyes.

Hand gluing mustache of Graduation Gnome Craft

Position the nose at the bottom of the eyes and glue it in between them.

Hand gluing nose of Graduation Gnome Craft

Place the academic gown below the beard and back of the gnome, then glue it in place.

Hand gluing academic gown of Graduation Gnome Craft

Glue the feet to the bottom of the gnome’s body.

Hand gluing feet of Graduation Gnome Craft

Next, color in the diploma band and then glue it to the center of the body.

Hand gluing paper diploma of Graduation Gnome Craft

Now, help your child glue the hands to the center of the body so it looks like the gnome is holding the diploma.

Hand gluing hands of Graduation Gnome Craft

Attach the cap above the head and glue it in place.

Hand gluing academic cap of Graduation Gnome Craft

Finally, glue the graduation tassel to the cap so it’s hanging off.

Hand gluing graduation tassel of Graduation Gnome Craft

Be sure to check out our other summer crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun projects like this one!

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More Summer Activities For Kids

Summer Themed Ideas

Summer is the perfect time for kids to get creative and enjoy the sunshine with some engaging crafts and activities. If you’re looking for projects to keep little hands busy and keep boredom at bay, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve put together a list of summer themed ideas that capture the essence of warm weather and outdoor fun. There’s something for every child to enjoy, so read on below for a collection of books, crafts, and activities that are perfect for summertime!

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Summer Books For Kids

How To Catch A Mermaid is the summer version of the classic “How To Catch” series! It’s perfect for mermaid fans and summer lovers alike!

Gorilla Loves Vanilla is all about, you guessed it – ice cream! This silly book will have kids laughing and asking for you to read it again and again.

Goodnight Pirate is a fun bedtime book to read to kids all summer long! They’ll love the illustrations, story, and rhyming words.

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Fun Summer Crafts

Beluga Whale Headband Craft – Create a splash with this adorable beluga whale headband! It’s a fun and super easy project that kids will love. Grab some simple materials and let your little ones transform into playful belugas.

Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft – Make summer extra sweet with our ice cream craft made out of a paper plate! This fun project is perfect for kids who love ice cream (who doesn’t?) and is a fun way to beat the heat indoors.

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Paper Cup Octopus Craft – Transform a simple paper cup into a cute octopus with our free template! This playful craft is perfect for kids who are fascinated by ocean creatures. It’s easy, fun, and requires just a few supplies.

Paper Plate Sun Craft – Bring a little sunshine to your day with this fun paper plate craft! It’s a simple and cheerful project that kids will love. Grab some paper plates, paints, and let your kids’ creativity shine!

Summer Printable Activities

Set sail on an educational adventure with these engaging pirate worksheets for kids! These printables cover a variety of topics, including handwriting practice, recognizing patterns, graphing, counting, and beginning sounds.

There are 24 pages included that are perfect for keeping kids engaged and learning during the summer or throughout the year. Your child can enjoy activities like connecting the dots, playing a pirate memory game, and using the counting mats with playdough or pom poms.

Don’t miss this opportunity to combine learning with some swashbuckling fun!

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Keep your kids engaged and learning with these summer worksheets! This fun filled set includes three different activities designed to boost handwriting, letter recognition, and pattern recognition. The first worksheet focuses on handwriting practice for the letter S.

Next, they can navigate their way through the S maze, which enhances their ability to recognize uppercase and lowercase Ss. And lastly, our “finish the pattern” sheet, features summery illustrations to help children sharpen their cognitive abilities while observing and completing patterns.

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A good way to get kids engaged this summer is with these S is for Summer printables. These activities include tracing the letter S, coloring summer scenes, and interactive games that encourage counting, sequencing, matching, and problem-solving.

Kids will improve their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and letter recognition while having a blast. It’s a great way for young learners to make the most of summer while learning in a playful and creative way.

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This nine page set of Mother’s Day homeschooling printables is the perfect way to keep kids entertained while giving Mom a well-deserved break. They’re designed for children aged 5-12 and include coloring sheets, word searches, and fill-in-the-blank pages where kids can describe what makes their mom special.

As a bonus, the set includes special Mother’s Day coupons to bring an extra smile to Mom’s face.

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!

Activities For Kids

Hand holding finished example of Graduation Gnome Craft

Graduation Gnome Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This adorable graduation gnome craft is a fun way to commemorate the end of the school year. Kids will love creating a gnome, complete with a cap and gown, all set to graduate, too! 

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Gnome template

Instructions

  1. Download the gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the eyes below the eyebrows.
  3. Next, glue the beard below the eyes.
  4. Position the nose at the bottom of the eyes and glue it in between them.
  5. Place the academic gown below the beard and back of the gnome and glue it in place.
  6. Glue the feet to the bottom of the gnome’s body.
  7. Next, color in the diploma band and then glue it to the center of the body.
  8. Now, glue the hands to the center of the body and holding the diploma.
  9. Attach the academic cap above the head and glue it in place.
  10. Finish up by gluing the tassel to the cap so it's hanging off.

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Graduation Gnome Template

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Mary

Thursday 13th of June 2024

Gnome Graduation Day Crafy for Kids

Sam

Thursday 13th of June 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Katie

Wednesday 12th of June 2024

I would love to have the template.

Sam

Thursday 13th of June 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

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