How to Make a Christmas Elf Bookmark

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If your kids love to read almost as much as they love the holidays, then they will have fun making this Christmas elf bookmark. They could make this cute Christmas craft for themselves or as a gift for a friend or sibling.

Christmas elf bookmark craft

For more fun and creative Christmas activities for kids, why not also try making some pinecone crafts or some easy decorative Christmas balls. Both of these crafts make great decorations as well as handmade gifts. 

What you need to make a paper elf bookmark

Paper crafts are not only fun, but they’re one of the easiest crafts to get your kids involved in because you probably already have all of the supplies you need in your home. 

How to make an elf bookmark

  • Cut out the pieces for the holiday elf bookmark from the PDF template
  • Use a pencil to trace around the templates and cut out the pieces from colorful craft paper.
  • Cut out the hands and mittens of the Elf using cardstock paper. 
How to make a paper elf
  • Glue the square shapes piece over the body.
  • Glue the pieces of the hat together (glue the hat’s lace on the bottom side of the hat). 
  • Glue the belt and its buckle together. 
  • Glue the mittens with hands and shoes with the feet. 
Simple Christmas crafts
  • Take the belt and glue it on the elf’s top.
  • Then, glue both hands on the shoulders.
  • Use colored pencils or markers to draw the elf’s hair and face.
Holiday paper crafts
Holiday elf bookmark
  • Glue the feet on the bottom of the elf.
  • Finish it off by gluing the hat on the elf’s head.
Paper elf Christmas bookmark
Christmas paper crafts

Now that you have made this adorable Christmas elf bookmark, curl up with a good book and enjoy the season. 

Paper elves
Paper elf bookmark
Yield: 1

Paper Christmas Elf Bookmark

Paper elf bookmark
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Colored construction paper
  • Colored cardstock
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions

    1. Cut out the pieces for the holiday elf bookmark from the PDF template. 
    2. Use a pencil to trace around the templates and cut out the pieces from colorful craft paper.
    3. Cut out the hands and mittens of the Elf using cardstock paper. 
    4. Glue the square shapes piece over the body.
    5. Glue the pieces of the hat together (glue the hat’s lace on the bottom side of the hat). 
    6. Glue the belt and its buckle together. 
    7. Glue the mittens with hands and shoes with the feet. 
    8. Take the belt and glue it on the elf’s top.
    9. Then, glue both hands on the shoulders.
    10. Use colored pencils or markers to draw the elf’s hair and face.
    11. Glue the feet on the bottom of the elf.
    12. Finish it off by gluing the hat on the elf’s head.
    13. Let the glue dry for at least an hour.

More Christmas fun

Holiday crafts are a fun tradition to start (or continue) with your children. These days when everyone is so busy and tied to their screens, some old-fashioned activities are a welcome reminder to slow down and enjoy each other as a family. 

Having a house full of family and friends is the perfect time to play a game, make a craft, or do some baking. 

  1. When the kids are excited for Christmas morning they will love to pass the time playing games with the family. Get some great ideas and start a new tradition with these fun and creative Christmas Eve Games for Kids
  2. Speaking of holiday traditions, if you are looking for something new to start with the family this year and for years to come, get some inspiration with these Christmas Eve Family Traditions.
  3. Fill the tree with keepsake ornaments you can make with the kids. These Homemade Christmas Ornaments will bring happy memories every year when you unpack them to put on the tree. 
  4. Finally, make your own delicious Christmas Tea Cookies either for cookie swaps, a holiday gathering, or to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. These soft fruity cookies are made with cream cheese and pie filling. You will want to make these cookies year after year. 

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