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Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft | Christmas Crafts do not get cuter than these cheeky little Elves! A super easy Christmas craft for kids.

I absolutely adore how this Christmas Elf craft turned out.

Cute with a pinch of cheekiness; exactly how an Elf should look!

As always, I like to keep crafts simple and our elf craft is definitely simple, using materials you’re likely to already have stashed away in the recycling or craft box.

So shall we get started?

MATERIALS: Christmas Elf Craft 

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Cardboard Tube
Acrylic Kid Friendly Paint
Coloured Paper
Pom-pom’s
Yellow felt (or paper)
Stappler
PVA Glue
Fine tipped paintbrush (or sharpie)
Scissors

DIRECTONS: Christmas Elf Craft

rty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft

During our trial run of this Elf Craft, we painted the the cardboard tube and then snipped into the tube.

I would advise not doing this as the paint chipped and it was much harder to cut!

So, to begin… let’s make some elf ears!

Cut into the top of the tube at a slant and then fold the cardboard to create a triangle shape in the middle.

Repeat on the otherside of the tube.

Arty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft

Next paint the cardboard tube using some kid friendly acrylic paints.

Arty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft

Add some detail.

We used a fine tipped paint brush to create facial features, however this could easily be swapped for some fine tipped sharpies!

Arty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft

As you can see, you should  have two disinct Elf ears by folding the cardbaord tube into itself.

Arty Crafty Kids - Seasonal - Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft

Using a piece of coloured paper, draw and cut out a large circle and cut the circle in half.

Fold half of the circle round to create a cone shape and before stappling together, make sure it fits snuggly onto the cardboard tube, with the ears sticking out and the two triangles in middle section covered.

Add a pom-pom to the tip of the hat using some PVA glue.

Arty Crafty Kids | Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft | Christmas Crafts do not get cuter than these cheeky little Elves! A super easy Christmas craft for kids.

To finish off  our Chritmas Elf Craft we added a collor, using a  strip of yellow felt stuck with PVA glue.

And that’s it!

Since Father Chrstmas needs the help of more than one, why not make a few more and perhaps create an entire scene with a cardboard tube Rudolph and some snowmen?

If you’re feeling eally creative, you could attempt a Santa using the same technique.

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Arty Crafty Kids | Cardboard Tube Christmas Elf Craft | Christmas Crafts do not get cuter than these cheeky little Elves! A super easy Christmas craft for kids.

 

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