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Paper Elf Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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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

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Supplies

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 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 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!

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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!

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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).

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Want more craft ideas to keep the little ones occupied? Be sure to check out some of our newest ideas below:

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.

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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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