Elf On The Shelf Paper Plate Craft [Free Template]

This elf on the shelf paper plate craft is a great way to get the kids excited about the return of their elf.

Whether this is the first time you’re bringing an elf into the home or it’s your family’s tradition, we know they’ll love this simple craft.

– Paper plates – Colored cardstock – Paintbrush – Paint – Scissors – Glue stick – Tape (optional) – Markers – Elf template


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

Begin by painting the paper plate into 1-2 thin coats of skin colored paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.

Take the hair and glue it to the top of the paper plate.

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