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Paper Elf Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s finally December and we’re in full-blown Christmas celebration! If you’re looking for a quick and easy Christmas craft for your kids to make, this paper elf craft is perfect.

It’s simple enough to make with young children and it comes with a free printable template. Just download, cut, and get crafting!

And, if you need more ideas, check out all of our festive elf crafts for kids.

Watch our quick video tutorial below to see exactly how to make this craft with your kids or students!

How To Make A Paper Elf

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

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 1 cm white pom poms
  • 1″ white pom pom
  • Crayons
  • Elf template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Directions

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

hands holding elf craft template

Begin to create the elf by gluing the hat to the top of his head.

hands gluing hat onto paper elf craft

Next, glue the eyes slightly above the mouth. Use the crayons to draw on the eyebrows and cheeks.

hands gluing eyes onto paper elf craft
hands drawing cheeks onto paper elf craft

Finish off his face by gluing the 1 cm pom pom between his eyes to become the nose.

hands gluing pom pom nose to paper elf craft

Glue the elf’s shirt to the bottom of the neck, then glue the shirt trim to the top of the shirt.

hands gluing shirt to paper elf craft
hands gluing shirt trim to paper elf craft

Position the mittens on each end of the elf’s arms and glue them in place.

hands gluing mitten onto paper elf craft

Glue the pants to the back of the shirt, then finish off the shirt by gluing 2 small pom poms in the center.

hands gluing pants onto paper elf craft

Complete the hat by gluing the large pom pom to the tip of his hat!

hands gluing pom pom to paper elf craft

Now you’re done! Isn’t this a sweet Christmas craft for kids?

hand holding paper elf craft

Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!

Christmas Fun For Kids

Don’t stop here! We’ve got tons more Christmas crafts and activities to keep the kids entertained and learning during break or for the whole month!

Christmas is a magical time of year, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is by reading holiday stories with your kids. Nothing could be more festive than gathering around the tree with your little ones and enjoying some holiday cheer. Reading Christmas stories is also a great way to spend time with your children and create lasting memories. So this holiday season, make sure to cozy up with your kids and enjoy some entertaining books. It’s sure to be a festive experience that you’ll all treasure for years to come.

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!

Kids’ Christmas Crafts

The Christmas season is the perfect time for kids to get crafty! There are so many fun and festive projects to choose from, and crafting is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Plus, it’s a great way to keep little ones occupied while they wait for Santa to arrive.

Crafting is also a great way to encourage creativity and self-expression. Kids can let their imaginations run wild as they make unique gifts for friends and family. And who knows – they might even discover a hidden talent in the process! Try out some of these fun Christmas crafts:

Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft – This year, why not try something new and turn your child into a gingerbread boy or girl with this fun gingerbread craft? All you need are a few simple supplies and our free template.

Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft – The Whos down in Whoville sure love Christmas! They go all out with decorations, feasts, and singing. Even the Grinch couldn’t help but be impressed (although he did try to steal Christmas). If you’re looking for a fun way to be like the Whos look no further than this Grinch craft. It can easily be turned into an ornament to hang on the Christmas tree too!

Christmas craft image collage for kids

Buddy The Elf Ornament Craft – This holiday season, bring some extra cheer to your home with this funny Buddy the Elf ornament craft for kids! This classic character from the hit movie Elf is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, and he’s easy to make out of paper.

Elf On The Shelf Handprint Craft – Is your family getting ready for the holidays? If you have kids, then chances are they’re excited about their elf on the shelf. What better way to get them into the holiday spirit than by making this fun elf handprint craft? Not only is it a great activity to do together, but it’s also a lovely keepsake that you can cherish for years to come.

Christmas Activities For Kids

If you have a preschool or kindergarten child, you have to check out these fun Christmas do a dot printables. They’re not only cute, but they’re also great for children to work on fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting, and more!

These Christmas bingo printables are another hit with the kids and teachers love them too! Just download, print, and laminate (if you want to use them each year).

two paper elf crafts

These Christmas pattern block mats are also another great activity for kids. They’re helpful for kids learning shapes, working on fine motor skills, and patterns.

Also, be sure to try out our Christmas I Spy printables! They’re great for counting and visual discrimination.

paper elf craft

Christmas Fun

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More Christmas Ideas For Kids

hand holding paper elf craft

Paper Elf Craft For Kids

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

This paper elf craft is a fun and easy Christmas craft for kids to make! Download the printable template and make it with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 1 cm white pom poms
  • 1" white pom pom
  • Crayons
  • Elf template

Instructions

  1. Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create the elf by gluing the hat to the top of his head.
  3. Next, glue the eyes slightly above the mouth. Use the crayons to draw on eyebrows and cheeks.
  4. Finish off his face by gluing the 1 cm pom pom between his eyes to become the nose.
  5. Glue the elf's shirt to the bottom of the neck, then glue the shirt trim to the top of the shirt.
  6. Position the mittens on each end of the elf's arms and glue in place.
  7. Glue the pants to the back of the shirt, then finish off the shirt by gluing 2 small pom poms in the center.
  8. Complete the hat by gluing the large pom pom to the tip of his hat!

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Free Elf Template

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Jessica

Saturday 26th of November 2022

Cute

Grethe

Monday 21st of December 2020

Paper Elf Craft For Kids template

Sam T

Monday 21st of December 2020

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

Diane M Schukar

Friday 18th of December 2020

This looks adorable!! Thank you!

Sam T

Friday 18th of December 2020

You're welcome! So glad you like it!

Kaye Cochran

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Cute craft!

Sam T

Friday 11th of December 2020

Aw, thanks so much!

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