Elf Crafts for Kids: 15 Fun Ideas!

15 Fun Elf Crafts for Kids!

15 Fun and Easy Elf Crafts for Kids! Perfect for all the little helpers to craft at home or school!!

Elf Crafts for Kids! I have to admit it…we are a little Elf loco over at our little workshop, so I am beyond excited that I can share this awesome collection of fun and easy Elf crafts with you!

Santa is without a doubt the most important old soul around our house in December, for a whole lot of reasons. And while the big guy is no doubt special, between you and me, the younger, less renowned Elves get a lot more attention! First and foremost, Bellae – our little Elf on the Shelf – who makes impromptu appearances all year through, and whose December 1st arrival is anticipated for months in advance. Once she does arrive, boy, does she put on a show for the next 24 nights!

 

And then of course we have a very special crew of Elves who come jingling by on Christmas Eve to drop off a very special Christmas Eve package from Santa, including a very special Christmas Eve Letter from the jolly old Elf himself.

In other words, while Santa shows once a year, the Elves spend a whole lot more time front and center. If your house is as Elf crazy as mine is, I am sure you will enjoy this little collection of 15 adorable Elf Crafts kids can make!

1. Paper Plate Elf Craft for Kids – Crafts by Amanda

This little Elf is not only adorable, he is a lot easier to make than you think! Amanda has provided a great mini-tutorial along with a free printable Elf pattern!

Paper Plate Elf by Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

Paper Plate Elf – Crafts by Amanda

2. Elf Stick Puppet Craft – I Heart Crafty Things

Here is another sweet little Elf Craft even your littlest people will be able to make with just a tiny bit of help. No tutorial but great instructions. An added bonus are the additional Christmas Puppet posts/tutorials you will also find here!

Elf Craft - Elf Stick Puppet

Elf Stick Puppets – I Heart Crafty Things

3. Elf Hats – Smitten with First

A quick and easy Elf Hat craft using things you probably have on hand! Perfect for the classroom!

Contractions 2012-1; Christmas Elf Hat Craft

Elf Hats – Smitten with First

4. Doll Pin Elf Ornament – Love My Crafts

Looks a little tricky, right? You will be amazed just how simple it is! You will want to help out with the cutting of the felt and probably the glue too, but their little faces will light up with pride when they get to the end of this little Christmas Craft! They may even want to craft up a few more as Christmas gifts for teacher or the grandparents!

Doll Pin Elf Ornament; Christmas Elf Craft for Kids to Make

Doll Pin Elf Ornament – Love My Crafts

5. Happy Elf Cookies – Land O Lakes

I really didn’t plan to include Christmas cookies (or any Christmas goodies) in this post, but when I came across these little guys, how could I not?

Elf Christmas Cookies Recipe; Christmas Elf Craft

Elf Christmas Cookies Recipe – Land O Lakes

6. Easy Popsicle Stick Elf Kids Craft – I Heart Arts n Crafts

I don’t know how it is at your house but at this house there is always a drawer full of popsicle sticks just waiting to be put to good use. I don’t think it gets more adorable than this little Popsicle Stick Elf craft!

Easy Popsicle Stick Elf Kids Craft; Christmas Elf Craft for Kids

Popsicle Stick Elf – I Heart Arts n Crafts

7. Egg Carton Elves Craft for Christmas – Crafty Morning

Normally, I have to admit, I’m not much of an egg carton craft fan. But there is something about these little Elves that makes me smile! In fact, I think The Littlest Helper may actually be embarking on her first egg carton craft this weekend!

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Egg Carton Elf Craft – Crafty Morning

8. Felt and Pine Cone Elves – Lia Griffith

I am so excited about this little Pine-cone Elf craft, I have had The Littlest Helper out scouring the forest floor for pine cones on our last two weekend hikes! I can hardly wait to sit down with felt, bells and glue and get started. This one is a little more hands-on than some of the other crafts, but well worth it, wouldn’t you say?!

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Felt and Pine Cone Elves – Lia Griffith

9. Elf Yourself – Surfin’ Through Second

This just simply would not be a respectable collection of Elf Crafts without at least one Elf Yourself Craft! This is one of my favorites out there for a variety of reasons: 1) They are darn cute 2) Corinna is from Hawaii (wistful sigh) and 3) Corinna has provided an awesome free printable template you can use!! Elf yourself away, my friends!

Elf Yourself Craft; Elf Crafts for Kids to Make

Elf Yourself – Surfin’ Through Second

10. Easy & Fun DIY Ornaments – Busy Mom’s Helper

The Littlest Helper has been making some version of glass ornament balls for the past 5 or 6 years now. but this Elf Ornament has to be one of my favorite ideas! If she doesn’t make one herself, I think I might have to! I want one on the tree this year, one way or another!

Elf Ornament Craft

Easy & Fun DIY Ornaments – Busy Mom’s Helper

11. Elf Ornaments – Mrs. Goff’s Pre-K Tales

This is a cute take on the Elf Yourself idea…Mrs. Goff takes photos of her classroom kids wearing a colorful Elf hat, and striking an Elfish pose. Then she turns them into adorable little Christmas tree ornaments!

Christmas Elf Crafts for Kids; Elf ornament

Elf Ornaments – Mrs. Goff’s Pre-K Tales

12. Christmas Elf Handprint Craft – Classified: Mom

It’s actually a little tricky to make it out in this image, but it really is a handprint craft! This little Christmas Elf doubles as a cute little holiday memento, but a handprint keepsake as well!

Christmas Elf Craft; Handprint Elf Craft

Christmas Elf Handprint Craft – Classified: Mom

13. Christmas Elves – Tara Dennis

One word – delightful! And again, much easier than they look – it really is an Elf Craft for kids and parents both!

christmas elves; Christmas Elf Craft for Kids

Christmas Elves – Tara Dennis

14. Paper Plate Elf Craft for Kids to Make at Christmas – Crafty Morning

Here’s a sweet Elf craft for kids 5-and-under!

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Paper Plate Elf Craft for Kids to Make – Crafty Morning

15. Crafty Christmas Elf – Kiwi Crate

Here is another I am super excited to get The Littlest Helper busy with! Wooden beads seem to multiply when the drawer is closed, so it will be nice to see them used for such a charming little Elf ornament!

Crafty Christmas Elf; Christmas Elf Crafts for Kids

Crafty Christmas Elf – Kiwi Crate

I hope you have enjoyed this little collection of Elf Crafts for Kids! If you are looking for further inspiration, drop by our Elf Crafts and Activities board on Pinterest, or for more Christmas crafts for kids you will want to see this post on Santa crafts, or this one on Reindeer Crafts. And if you have one to share, I would love to hear about it!

15 Fun Elf Crafts for Kids to Make!

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