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50 Best Elf Crafts to make and love

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Best Elf Crafts to make and love. Make Elf dolls, Elf decorations and Elf crafts for kids this Christmas with these DIY Elf projects and Elf printables. You will find a delightful collection of Elf ideas, games, and activities that are perfect for kids that are fond of Elf.

Spend time with kids making these elf crafts and recreate the magic of Christmas. Elves are commonly popular as Elf on the shelf projects and elf kits activities involving funny ways to use elf in Holiday decorations in winter. You will find ideas to make crafts and activities that are Elf inspired and categorized as follows:

  • How to make your own Elf dolls
  • Fun and easy DIY Elf crafts for kids
  • Recycle best Elf crafts
  • DIY elf crafts you can wear
  • Kids Elf activities and crafts
  • Best Elf crafts gift ideas
  • Make Elf treats for kids
  • DIY edible Elf crafts for kids
  • Printable best Elf crafts for Christmas

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How to make your own Elf Dolls

  • Santa’s Elf yard display
  • Crochet pattern Christmas Elf
  • DIY Christmas elves
  • Elf on the shelf
  • Elf crafts loom band
  • Clothes pin Elf dolls
  • Pipe cleaner Elf crafts
  • Egg carton Elf dolls
  • Felt and bead Elf crafts
  • Beaded elf dolls
  • Handstitched Elf doll
  • Stuffed Elf doll craft
  • Make your elf on the shelf bendable
  • Deco mesh DIY elf wreath


1. Santa’s Elf Yard Display

Make Santas Elves Yard Display with wood skeleton wrapped with newspaper and covered with paint.



2. Crochet pattern Christmas Elf

Free crochet pattern to make Elf amigurumi.



3. DIY Christmas ornaments Christmas Elves

DIY hanging elves made with yarn pom poms, beads and felt.



4. Crochet Elf on the shelf

Make DIY Crochet Elf on the Shelf. The tutorial modifies the elf by adding magnets into the hands and feet of the elf and also gives an option of using a pipe cleaners to make it bend.



5. 3D Loom Band Elf

Kids these days love playing with loom bands. Loom bands can be used for so much more than just making bracelets. This year on Christmas teach your kids how to make an elf ornament with this 3D Loom Band Elf tutorial.



6. Clothes pin elf dolls

As the saying goes “Old is gold”. Make DIY Clothes Pin Elf Dolls wrapped with felt and you’re all set to place them on the shelf.



7. Pipe cleaner Elf crafts

DIY Pipe Cleaner Elf Doll and felt to make the dress.



8. Egg carton Elf dolls

Egg carton elves craft made with egg cartons and paper.



9. Felt and bead Elf crafts

Make DIY Felt and Bead elf by weaving felt circles to make Elf body and wooden bead for head with felt Elf hat.



Elf doll craft ideas for kids

10. Beaded Elf doll

DIY beaded elf doll Christmas ornament made with pipe cleaners and beads.



11. Handstitched Elf doll

Find this and many more sewing patterns to make handstitched and handmade Elves. Link to this and more can be found below.



12. Stuffed Elf doll craft

Stuffed Elf doll craft patterns for making handstitched cute Elf dolls.



13. Make your Elf on the shelf bendable

You can make your elf bend and pose with this DIY bendable elf. Just follow the instructions on how to fit the flower wire in the Elf doll.



14. Deco mesh DIY Elf wreath

Pretty decorative entrance Deco mesh Elf wreath for Holidays inspired by Etsy.



Fun and easy DIY Elf crafts for kids

Make fun and easy DIY Elf crafts for kids using interesting materials like:

  • Pine cone Elf
  • Christmas clay Elf kids craft
  • How to make Elf crafts
  • DIY Jingle bells elves
  • Elf snow globes


15. Pine cone Elf

DIY Pine Cone Elves involves using glue and rope to stick the felt, pinecones and beads together to make these little ones.



16. Clay pot Elf dolls

Use beads, clay pots and fabric to make DIY Clay Pot Elf Doll tutorial.



17. Block Elf doll

Use kids alphabet blocks to make DIY Block Elf Dolls.



18. Jingle bell Elf

Simple felt and white beads to make these adorable elves. Sew jingle bells at the top of Elf hat.



19. Elf snow globes

DIY Elf in a Snow Globe hidden under other treasure to make it into a find it game.



Recycle Best Elf Crafts

Use recyclable materials to make Elf crafts:

  • Toilet paper roll Elf
  • Elf stick puppet craft
  • Christmas happy Elf craft
  • Paper bag Elf
  • Popsicle stick Elf crafts


20. Toilet paper roll Elf

Make kids Holiday craft Toilet Paper Roll Elf.



21. Elf stick puppet craft

Elf stick puppet craft with paper plates, glue and craft supplies to help kids boost their creativity.



22. Christmas happy holiday Elf

This adorable elf is made using cork and thumb pins.



23. Paper bag Elf craft

An easy to make paper bag elf craft using paper, glue and scissors. Fun for kids who love to be involved in cut and paste activities.



24. Popsocle stick Elf

DIY Popsicle Elf Puppet made with popsicle sticks, paint, cotton balls and jingle bells.



DIY Elf crafts you can wear

Make these DIY Elf crafts you can wear:

  • Elf costume tutorial
  • DIY Elf hat


25. Elf costume tutorial

DIY Christmas Elf costume using simple closet items for kids.



26. DIY Elf hat

Make a Elf hat using felt and jingle bells.



Kids Elf activities and crafts

Have fun with these kids Elf activities and crafts:

  • Elf goes camping
  • Make DIY Elf home
  • DIY Elf boots

27. Elf goes camping

For this year’s Elf on the shelf tradition you can help your elf set up a camp fire with this DIY camp fire for our Elf to help him make yummy roasted marshmallows. A twig, cardboard, felt and a rope will do the trick.



28. Make DIY Elf home

To bring out the adventurous side of your kids this year on Christmas, here’s a DIY elf house in the wild which involves participation of all the members of the family. Kids can help in gathering the materials and using their wild imaginations can even design the outlook while parents can help the kids put their imagination into action.



29. DIY Elf boots

Elf boots felt christmas ornaments



Best Elf Crafts Gift Ideas

Some adorable best Elf crafts gift ideas:

  • How to make candy sleighs
  • Oreo Elf feet
  • Elf Christmas mason jar gifts
  • Santa and Elf hat candy jars
  • Chocolate Elf pops
  • Candy cane Elves
  • Elf legs candy craft


30. How to make candy sleighs

To think out of the box, you need to open the box first. So you better open up those chocolate boxes to make DIY Candy Sleighs. You will need chocolates, candy cane, glue gun and ribbon.



31. Oreo Elf feet

A darling gift idea for teachers and kids this season using paper to make elf feet to pack edible gifts.



32. Elf Christmas mason jar gifts

This creative and relatively easy Elf Christmas mason jar gift is not only super fun to make but also super adorable to give as gift.



33. Santa and Elf hat candy jars

This year on Christmas decorate your candy jars so they can be set as center pieces with this easy to make Santa and Elf hat candy jars with foam cones and cotton balls.



Edible Elf Crafts for kids


34. Chocolate Elf pops

This year Santa has declared a yummy treat on Christmas for kids who have been on their good behavior. Learn the recipe from the elves by following this DIY Chocolate Elf Pops tutorial.



35. Candy cane Elf

Candy canes can be dressed up in these elf costumes and your kids can do it themselves, its just like playing dress up to make Candy Cane Elves. Download free printable to complete the look.



36. Elf legs candy craft

Use paper and craft cutters to make neat Elf candy craft.



Printable Best Elf Crafts for Christmas

Make these Elf crafts with kids using free printables:

  • Yourself as an elf printable craft
  • 3D paper Elf
  • Elf’s bedroom
  • Christmas scavenger hunt
  • Elf opens a cupcake stand
  • Santa’s letter writing kit
  • Christmas stocking coupon
  • Grow a candy cane
  • DIY Elf Christmas cards
  • Elf body cutouts
  • Elf opens a cocoa stand


37. Yourself as an elf printable craft

Colored paper and kid’s photo is all you need to make yourself as an elf. You can decorate them on your wall and you can even hang them on the tree.



38. 3D paper Elf

Make 3D paper elf decoration. Printable no longer available.



39. Elf’s bedroom

Elf on the shelf is a magical being which comes to life every night when kids go to sleep. However, even elves need their beauty rest so lets have fun making a bedroom for your cute little elf with paper boxes and scrapbook paper.



40. Christmas scavenger hunt

On Christmas morning kids always have a huge smile on their faces. They spend the entire morning unwrapping the gifts under the tree. This year make an exception to multiply the smile by using this Christmas scavenger hunt for the kids to search for their presents by following the clues.



41. Elf opens a cupcake stand

DIY cupcake stand printables to display cupcakes with fun.



Christmas ideas for kids

42. Santa letter writing kit

Make letter writing fun for kids by creating a kit and include this dear Santa letter writing printable template.



43. Christmas stocking coupons

printable coupon book



44. Grow a candy cane

If you want your kids to love planting trees, than let their imagination go wild this year for Christmas with this Grow candy cane activity. Printables are available to label the material as real gardening equipment.



45. DIY Elf Christmas cards

Make a Elf Christmas greeting card.



46. Elf body cutouts

Free elf on the shelf cutout printables can triple your family fun by hiding your elf under these costumes instead of just randomly putting them anywhere.



47. Elf opens a cocoa stand

Create an Elf cocoa stand for cold winter nights and hot chocolate warmth.



I hope you enjoyed these great ideas for making Elves this season. It’s fun to be creative with kids.



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  1. Christine says:

    What a great collection of Elf projects! Thanks so much for including my elf boots! 🙂

  2. Robin Baker Henry says:

    These are awesome!

  3. mindy mayes says:

    I would like to know where to get the print outs for the elf with the Childs face
    and also the stocking stuffer coupons

    1. Hani says:

      Hi Mindy,
      1) The elf Child face are cutouts using paper sheets with cutting machines like silhouette and cricut. You can use shapes to trace and cut paper with scissors for this craft as well.
      2) The stocking stuffer coupons are available at the link provided.
      I hope this helps!

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