Santa needs all the helpers he can get, so why not create your very own holiday elf to watch over your presents? Kids can personalize this elf to match their creative style and make several for an entire elf family. He’s simple to make with just construction paper and foam, and will sit all by himself as a sculpture when you’re done. It’s the best behaved elf we’ve ever met!
What You Need:
Green construction paper
Pink and red foam sheets
Red and green felt
Two small black buttons
What You Do:
Have your child fold a sheet of green construction paper in half and cut it down the center.
Roll one piece of the paper into a cone shape, and staple it in place. You may need to cut off excess paper at the opening for a perfect cone shape.
Draw a circle on the pink foam and cut it out, for the elf head.
Glue the head to the point on the green cone.
Show your child how to draw and cut out two small triangles from the same pink foam.
Glue them on either side of the circle to create pointy elf ears.
Draw a triangle for the elf’s hat on the red felt.
Cut it out and glue the base of the triangle to the top of the elf’s head.
Draw two small mittens on red foam and cut it out.
Glue the edges of the mittens to either side of the green body to create the hands.
Cut off a long strip of green felt to create the belt and glue it across the elf’s belly.
Create a rectangular belt buckle in the center of the green belt using gold glitter glue.
Glue two buttons just above the belt to complete your elf’s outfit.
Take a piece of a cotton ball and roll it into a tiny ball.
Glue the cotton ball to the top of the elf’s hat.
With the remainder of the cotton ball, your child can pull create the cotton trim of elf’s hat and outfit.
Glue the elf’s googly eyes in place and draw on the rest of his face using marker. Include a huge smile and rosy cheeks!