Express Your Elf! 6 Joyful Elf Crafts for Christmas

Santa’s little helpers are one of the most beloved parts of Christmas magic. Elves don’t just build marvelous toys; they also bring lots of joy, a playful spirit, and maybe even a bit of mischief to the holiday. So, let’s celebrate our happy elf friends by making some elf-inspired art this holiday season. Try your hand at transforming a pinecone into a smiling elf, make a jolly jumping elf puppet, or fashion a stylish mini elf peg person.

Elf Crafts

  • Visual aid of how to complete Crafty Christmas Elf

    They jingle, have adorable accessories, and have bendy limbs… they’re Crafty Christmas Elves! These baubly friends make awesome toys, decorations, stocking stuffers, etc.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Roll Elf
    Paper Roll Elf

    (Ages 3-11)

    This sweet Paper Roll Elf friend makes a darling upcycled Christmas decoration or a jolly toy to do some imaginative pretend play with. Don’t forget their adorable pipe cleaner scarf or fuzzy little hat.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Elf Peg People
    Elf Peg People

    (Ages 5-8)

    Little things are always a joy for kids to make. They’re sure to have a great time making this pocket-sized elf peg person complete with a tiny (and stylish) felt hat! Once they’ve finished making their mini elf, they can play with them, set them up as a DIY elf-on-the-shelf, or even gift them to a friend.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Jumping Elf Puppets by Kids Craft Room

    These bouncy elf puppets are lots of fun to craft and play with. All you'll need for this interactive project is a paper cup, paint, a pair of wiggle eyes, yarn, glue, and some mini pom-poms! So, go ahead… hop to it!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Elf by The Best Ideas for Kids

    We can thank our friends over at The Best Ideas for Kids for this adorable DIY! In their guide, they’ll show you how to turn a simple egg carton into a charming mini elf friend. They even have instructions on how to make a little Santa and a small Christmas tree too. What a perfect tiny trio!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pinecone Elves by Mas & Pas

    Bring in a touch of the outdoors inside with these peaceful and happy pinecone elves. Their itty bitty smiles are sure to warm your heart.

Get inspired!