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Jovie The Elf Photo Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Elf is the greatest “new” classic Christmas movie ever, right?!

We think so too and that’s why last year we made a Buddy the Elf photo craft for kids to make.

It was an instant hit, but then we realized we may be leaving out one of the other best characters in the movie, Jovie.

Jovie is sarcastic, funny and a perfect balance to Buddy so we knew we had to make her too.

This Jovie the Elf photo craft for kids is perfect for girls who don’t want to make a Buddy puppet.

Like our one from last year, we’ve included a free printable template to make this printable craft for kids super simple!

Read the directions or watch our short video tutorial to see how to make this craft with your kids.

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

Photo Girl Elf Printable Craft

Jovie elf craft image collage with the words jovie the elf printable craft

We think our Buddy The Elf photo craft is super popular because he’s hilarious and everyone wants to be him! It’s also a craft that’s really easy and doesn’t need many supplies.

We had a few requests for a template in black and white for kids to color in, so when we made the Jovie version we included both a full color and black and white version!

Supplies

Directions

Download the Jovie free printable template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hand holding girl elf craft template

Take the photo of your child and cut out the head, neck, and hair from the rest of the photo. If you’re using the black and white version, let the kids color them in.

Glue the pink elf hat to the top of your child’s photo.

Hands gluing elf hat to girl photo

Place the girl’s elf dress on the bottom of the child’s photo and glue it in place.

Hands gluing photo to elf body

Use the hole punch to punch out the shoulders, arm, and leg holes.

Hands hole punching paper

Place the brad through the arm piece and then through the shoulder hole. Spread the brad out on the backside of the craft. Repeat on the other side.

Hands pushing brad through hole

See where you want to position the elf legs, then mark that spot with your finger. Use the hold punch to punch the circles in the dress.

Hands pushing brads through girl elf hole in paper

Hands punching hole in girl elf skirt

Place the brad through the dress hole and then through the leg hole. Spread the brad out on the backside of the craft. Repeat on the other side.

Hands push brad ends back

That’s all you need to do to make your very own Jovie the elf!

Isn’t she so cute? We’re certain girls will love creating this Christmas craft!

printable elf craft

Use it as a fun craft to do with the kids, as a homemade Christmas tree ornament or even make the whole family and use it as a garland.

The possibilities are really endless!

Girl photo elf craft

Christmas Unit For Kids

Don’t let the Christmas fun stop here! Create an entire Christmas unit study around this elf craft. Read on below for our favorite ideas.

First, we suggest starting by reading aloud to your kids or students. Reading to children can help them learn to read, help with comprehension, and improve vocabulary!

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!

jovie the elf craft

We also love doing lots of Christmas crafts during the entire month of December! Crafting can help kids with fine motor skills, scissor practice, creativity, and more.

Check out some of our favorite ideas:

elf photo craft for kids

This Roll A Santa game is a fun and interactive game that helps kids learn about taking turns, work on their fine motor skills, and more. Give this printable game a try at home or in the classroom. It’s ideal for preschoolers and kindergarten children.

These Christmas pattern block mats are a fun no-prep activity. They also help with fine motor skills and learning shapes! This is an easy, inexpensive way to keep kids entertained and learning during the holidays.

Santa is coming, so print these Santa worksheets for your kids. These worksheets are perfect for preschoolers or kindergarten students to work on letter recognition, handwriting skills, and practicing cutting skills in a fun way! The best part? They’re free!

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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Jovie The Elf Photo Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Turn your little girl into Jovie from the movie Elf with this simple and fun Jovie the Elf photo craft for kids! It's a silly Christmas crafts children will love!

Materials

  • White card stock
  • Photo of your child
  • Brads
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons or markers (optional; if using the black and white template)
  • Jovie the elf template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Hole punch
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the Jovie free printable template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Take the photo of your child and cut out the head, neck, and hair from the rest of the photo.
  3. If you're using the black and white version, let the kids color them in.
  4. Glue the pink elf hat to the top of your child's photo.
  5. Place the girl's elf dress on the bottom of the child's photo and glue in place.
  6. Use the hole punch to punch out the shoulders, arm and leg holes.
  7. Place the brad through the arm piece and then through the shoulder hole. Spread the brad out on the backside of the craft. Repeat on the other side.
  8. See where you want to position the elf legs, then mark that spot with your finger. Use the hold punch to punch the circles in the dress.
  9. Place the brad through the dress hole and then through the leg hole. Spread the brad out on the backside of the craft. Repeat on the other side.

Did you make this craft?

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Printable Jovie Elf Template

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Girard

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Hello Sam,

I would love like have the printables for Jovie the Elf and The Elf template. Thank you

Sam T

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

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

Vicky

Monday 28th of December 2020

Please send me the link. Thank you

Sam T

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Simply enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you ?

Matt

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Would love the girl elf template please. Thank you.

Sam T

Thursday 24th 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 ?

Angie

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Can't wait to get the email to download this craft.

Debbie

Sunday 20th of December 2020

please send me the pattern. Thank you.

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 ?

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