Printable Elf Craft

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Are you looking for a simple but fun new craft to do with your kids this holiday season? This printable elf craft is just what you’re looking for!

Christmas crafting doesn’t get any easier than this paper craft for kids. All you have to do is print, color, cut, and glue.

No mess. No stress. Perfect for busy December activity plans.

Printable Elf Craft

Because this Christmas craft requires no special supplies, your kids will be ready to make them in no time.

They are perfect for use in the classroom, at home, or during storytime at the library.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Do

Print out the template (at the bottom of this post) on cardstock. I like to use cardstock, because it’s sturdier than printer paper.

Have children color the pieces however they’d like. They can use Christmas colors, or they can use their favorite colors.

Once the elf is colored to your satisfaction, it’s time to cut out all of the pieces. Instruct your kids to cut on the dotted line.

Younger children may need help from an older sibling or parent. But, this is a great opportunity to have them strengthen their fine motor muscles with a little scissor practice.

Now, it’s time to assemble the elf paper craft. I find it easiest to start with the feet. Then, add the shirt leaving space to slip the arms under the sides of the shirt. Finally, add the head and then the hat and it’s done!


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (picture book edition)Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book)


Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.


These handmade, adorable Christmas finger puppets are perfect for Holiday party favors or any play day!

This Paint-by-Sticker Christmas Art Book includes everything you need to create ten sticker paintings on study card stock. Plus, all the pages are perforated—making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!

This Christmas, engage your preschoolers with these fun E is for Elf printables. Perfect for early math and literacy skills.

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Printable Elf Craft

Printable Elf Craft

Are you looking for a simple but fun new craft to do with your kids this holiday season? This printable elf craft is just what you’re looking for!


  • Cardstock
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils


  • Scissors
  • Glue stick


  1. Print the free elf template.
  2. Color the elf pieces.
  3. Cut out all the pieces.
  4. Assemble the elf on construction paper.
Printable Elf Craft

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