Crafty Christmas Elf

Crafty Christmas Elf

My parents still have the Christmas crafts I made when I was a kid...and now that I'm a mom, I proudly carry on that tradition! One of my sons made this cute-as-can-be elf last weekend, and this jingly bauble will definitely deck our halls each holiday season. If you're looking for a stocking stuffer or party activity for the kids' table, consider creating this festive little elf.

Ages:
6 - 12
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. wooden beads - with a face drawn on
  2. wooden beads
  3. pipe cleaners
  4. felt
  5. jingle bells
  6. ribbon
  7. glue
  8. scissors
  1. To make the elf hat, cut a semicircle of felt that's 1.5" in diameter. Wrap the felt to create a cone, leaving a small space at the tip of the hat, and glue the edge.

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  2. To make the scarf, cut a 1/2" by 4" strip of felt and fringe the ends. Cut a small slit about 3/4 of the way from the end of the scarf.

  3. Bend one pipe cleaner in half and thread a large plain bead (for the body), face bead, felt hat, and small jingle bell about halfway down. )

  4. Next, thread small beads onto each leg and bend the ends to make feet.

  5. Cut one pipe cleaner in half and twist one half around the neck to form arms. Thread small beads onto each arm and bend the ends to make hands.

  6. Wrap the scarf around the neck and then thread ribbon through the top loop. And there you have it...your own jingle bell elf!