Christmas Elves

Tchristmas elveshese cute guys are so easy to make, even adults can do them but only with kids supervision of course.

Felt comes in all sorts of great colours so you can choose different outfits and have fun dressing them up in your favourite colours.

They'll look so smart, you're bound to impress your family and friends too.

Have lots of fun this Christmas

Love Tara xxx

 

download template download project sheet

 

 

 

You will need:

Wooden dolly clothes pegs
Felt, red and green
Black fine tip marker pen
Fabric glue
Scissors
Small square of white cardboard

How to: (there are step-by-step pictures below)

1. First, download the pattern and cut out all of the shapes. Pin these to the felt, then carefully cut out your elf clothes

2. Using the rectangle for the trousers, insert one end into the split part of the peg. Wrap it firmly all the way around, and using a blunt butter knife, push the excess felt from the other end into the split as well. Your elf is now wearing trousers

3. For the shirt, make sure you have cut the little cross in the centre before slipping it over the head of the peg.Fold the felt in half to form a shirt and glue along the lines as shown on the template. Press firmly for a minute to allow to glue to hold

4. To hold the arms down, dab some glue to underarm of each of the sleeves then press together while the glue holds

5. For the hat, glue down one side of the triangle then fold over, pressing firmly. Fill the open end of the hat with glue before popping it onto the head of the peg

6. Place some glue in each sleeve to hold the gloves, you might need to push these in with a skewer. While the gloves are drying, you can cut a small rectangle of cardboard and write some words on it from your favourite Christmas Carol

7. Dab some glue to each of the gloves and wrap them around the cardboard to hold. Draw two dots for the eyes, a small nose and a mouth

christmas elves materials step 1 step 2
step 3 step 4 step 5
step 6 step 7 christmas elves
Suppliers:
Wooden Dolly Clothes Pegs: from craft and variety stores
Felt: Available from Spotlight, Lincraft or most art and craft stores
Helmar Fabric Glue: 125ml - from art and craft stores

You may also like

ymal colour tableCasual and Colourful table setting

ymal pocket advent

Pocket Advent Calendar

ymal felt stocking

Felt Stocking