In the bustling workshops of the North Pole, busy elves work to bring the magic of Christmas to life. These pint-sized makers create wonders that children worldwide adore!
This holiday season, invite your little ones to join the ranks of Santa’s workshop by creating this torn paper elf craft! This fun project is a jolly way for kids to express their creativity bringing their own boy or girl elf to life.
As the torn paper pieces come together to shape their elf, children engage in a fun activity that hones hand-eye coordination, precision, and bilateral hand coordination. The process of tearing and pasting strengthens essential developmental skills in a merry and festive way.
Take a trip to the North Pole with us to find additional elf activities for kids to enjoy this holiday season. From educational activities to more hands-on crafts, the North Pole is brimming with festive magic waiting to be uncovered.
Elf Craft Classroom Idea
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To get to crafting, all you need are a few simple supplies like colorful paper, glue, and our free elf template. With these in hand, children can let their imagination soar as they tear and paste, creating their very own elf masterpiece.
Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by spreading glue over a whole section of elf background paper.
Next, start tearing the paper into small pieces. Then, begin putting them on the whole section of the elf background.
Take the bangs piece and glue it to the front of the elf’s head.
Glue both eyes just below the hair.
Place the nose in the middle of the head, just below both eyes.
Position the cheeks on both sides of the mouth and glue them in place. If you’re making a girl elf, glue the braids to the sides of the head, below the ears.
Using a marker, draw the eyebrows and the mouth. Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the hair, and continue by gluing the hat trim to the base of the hat.
Finish up by gluing the bell to the tip of the hat.
For more crafting fun check out our other Christmas craft ideas to do with your kids!
Christmas Kindergarten Ideas
‘Tis the season to bring the magic of Christmas into your kindergarteners’ learning! To keep little ones engaged during the holiday season, we’ve filled our stocking with some great Christmas ideas.
There’s a sleigh full of activities waiting to be explored, so join us in creating cherished holiday memories by adding a little Christmas spirit to learning. Read on for a merry mix of enchanting stories, creative crafts, and engaging activities that will entertain your kiddos this December.
Christmas Children’s Books
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!
Christmas Paper Crafts
Reindeer Paper Cup Craft – Watch as your kids bring reindeer to life with a paper cup! This cute craft can spark stories of Christmas Eve adventures and North Pole escapades the reindeer get up to with Santa.
Elf Gnome Craft – Kids will love creating this festive gnome, complete with a gingerbread man in hand. It’s a fun hands-on activity that will keep little ones engaged and foster fine motor skills, patience, and a sense of accomplishment.
Reindeer Christmas Card Craft – Spread holiday joy with our adorable reindeer card! It’s the perfect way for kids to send warm wishes to someone special. We provide a free printable template, so the crafting is easy. Just download, print, and watch as your little ones create cute holiday cards.
DIY Elf Headband Craft – Get ready for festive fun with this elf headband! This activity is a blast whether at home or in a group setting. Kids can customize their headbands and dress up as cute Christmas elves to spread holiday cheer!
Cute Christmas Activities
Spark joy in learning with our elf worksheets. They’re a festive educational activity that offers practice in handwriting, letter recognition, and scissor skills.
Children love the fun activities, while parents appreciate the learning benefits packed into each page. Inside this free set, kids will practice writing with the “E is for elf” page, navigate their way through the letter E maze, and fill in and color the “label an elf” worksheet.
Delight your little ones with our gingerbread man color by numbers set! It features three pages of a gingerbread boy, a gingerbread girl, and a sweet gingerbread house.
These printables are a great way to keep children entertained while enhancing color recognition and fine motor skills. Watch as your kids have a blast coloring these festive pictures, number by number, for a festive holiday activity!
Get your little ones ready for some fun this holiday season with our Santa do a dots! These engaging sheets are perfect for preschoolers through kindergarten aged children, and they’ll work on fine motor skills, letter recognition, and counting.
They’re no prep – just download, print, and grab those dot markers for a jolly holiday learning experience.
Kids can elevate their penmanship with this gingerbread man line tracing activity! With clear lines to follow, kids will be entertained for hours while building essential hand-eye coordination.
Line tracing not only improves handwriting but also boosts muscle memory and fine motor skills. This engaging exercise is a great way to enhance handwriting and fine motor skills in a fun and interactive way!
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More Winter Fun
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Elf Template
- Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by spreading glue over a whole section of elf background paper.
- Next, start tearing the paper into small pieces. Then, begin putting them on the whole section of the elf background.
- Take the bangs piece and glue it to the front of the elf’s head.
- Glue both eyes just below the hair.
- Place the nose in the middle of the head, just below both eyes.
- Position the cheeks on both sides of the mouth and glue them in place. If you're making a girl elf, glue the braids to the sides of the head, just below the ears.
- Using a marker, draw the eyebrows and the mouth. Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the hair, and continue by gluing the hat trim to the base of the hat.
- Finish up by gluing the bell to the tip of the hat.