Easy Elf Craft for Kids
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Christmas crafts don’t get any easier than this elf craft for kids! With a cardboard tube base and a handful of simple supplies, kids can whip them up fast.
If you are looking for another fun Christmas craft for kids to do this holiday season, look no further! This simple elf craft is going to be so much fun for your kids to create, and they’ll definitely want to make more than one.
The blue elf reminds me of Hermy from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer video. The green one reminds me of Buddy the Elf. You can’t go wrong with any color you choose for your elf’s jacket.
Elf Craft for Kids
With just a few craft supplies, you and your kids will be ready to assemble this easy toilet paper tube elf craft in no time!
• toilet paper tubes
• felt (adhesive felt would be quick, easy, and mess-free!)
• glitter foam sheets (they make this in an adhesive style, too)
• pom poms
• glitter tape (you may be able to find some glitter washi at your local dollar store)
Paint the top half of a toilet paper tube a flesh toned color. You’ll need to do two coats. You can also use paint and a brush if you prefer.
Draw elf ears on a scrap piece of cardboard and paint them. Allow them to dry completely. Cut them out and set the to the side.
Cut the shape of hair from felt. Refer to the photo. Wrap the felt around the tube before making any final cuts to insure it’s long enough.
Cut the elves clothes from colored felt. Make sure the felt is long enough to wrap around the toilet tube before making a cut. Refer to the photo.
Cut a white collar from felt and a black belt from felt.
Cut a square belt buckle from glitter foam sheet.
Glue the clothing to the toilet paper tube.
Glue the belt over the clothing and then glue on the belt buckle.
Glue the hair onto the toilet paper tube.
Glue the ears onto each side of the toilet paper tube.
Cut half circles from felt. Fold the circles to create a cone shaped hat. Glue in place. Refer to photo.
Glue a pom pom to the top of the hat.
Glue the hat on top of the toilet paper tube.
Wrap glitter tape around the bottom of the hat and secure in the back with a dab of glue.
Use paint markers to draw a face onto the toilet paper tube.
Your elf is now finished and ready to cause some Christmas mischief!
More Preschool Elf Fun
Christmas Elf Clothespin Craft Kit – Makes 12; perfect for your upcoming holiday parties
Elf on the Shelf Scout “Elves at Play” Paper Crafts – 13 paper crafts to create a mini world of 3D fun
Make Your Own Christmas Elf Natural Pine Cone Kids for Children – 5 elf designs to create using natural pine cones
Preschool Books About Elves
How to Catch an Elf – You’ve been waiting all year long, and now it’s finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you’ll finally catch an elf?
The Littlest Elf – Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa’s workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little?
I love the hats! And the idea of using felt is terrific (especially one that is self-adhesive) . We always paint our tubes and have to wait a day to finish a craft.