Mix and Match Paper Elf Craft (with printable template)

Are you ready for the most adorable elf craft for kids? You are going to love this mix and match paper elf craft. There is an option (my favourite!) to add a photograph of your child's face to make an elf photo craft. How cute!!!! We have included the printable elf template to make it super easy to make this Christmas craft for kids. Just scroll on down to get started on making your own mix and match elf craft!

elf craft for kids

This elf craft is part of our series of mix and match Christmas crafts for kids. In this series we also have a mix and match paper Santa craft, a mix and match paper snowman craft and a mix and match paper reindeer craft.

Elf crafts are perfect Christmas crafts for kids. Elves are cute, fun and mischievous! This elf paper craft will be loved by children of all ages (and adults too!). Adding a photograph to make an elf photo craft is such a cute option for younger children as keepsake crafts are always popular with family.

The benefit or this mix and match elf craft is there are so many options and there is no right or wrong way to make your paper elf craft. You can use the printable elf template as you wish. If you are making this Christmas craft with a group of kids, chances are all the elves will all end up looking unique.

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Check out our full collection of mix-and-match paper craft ideas with templates

Scroll down to get your printable elf template to make this adorable paper elf craft

Mix and Match Elf Craft (with printable elf template) 

paper elf craft with elf template

Paper elf craft supplies:

  • Printable elf template
  • Coloured paper: green, red, skin colour, black
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Google eyes (optional)
  • Photo (optional)
  • Black marker

elf template

Mix and Match Elf Craft Instructions

STEP 1: Prepare printable elf template

First print out the printable elf template which can be found at the bottom of the page. There are many options for elf heads, bodies, ears, shoes etc. Decide which pieces to use and cut them out. 

elf printable

You can either trace the pieces you wish to use onto coloured paper of your choice or you can simply colour the template pieces instead. Cut out all the pieces you have chosen to use.

printable elf template

If you are making a photo elf craft you will need to cut out a photograph of your child.

STEP 2: Assemble elf craft

Next for the fun part!  Use the glue stick to assemble the Elf craft. This is where kids can get really creative, there is no right or wrong way to make this paper elf craft.

Choose a head, body, arms, legs, mittens, boots and hat for your elf and glue the pieces together.

elf craft with elf template

STEP 3: Complete elf craft

Finish the Elf off with google eyes, a red nose and draw on a smile. Or you can use a photo for the face! The Elf mix and match craft is complete. 

mix and match paper elf craft

There are so many different ways you can put together this mix and match elf craft. Why not make a whole family of elves!

This elf craft would make a brilliant homemade Christmas card. Family and friends would love to receive a handmade elf card for Christmas. The photo elf craft option would be perfect to give to family members from a baby or a toddler.

photo elf craft

Do you do Elf on the Shelf? If you do why not turn this into an elf on the shelf craft.

elf on the shelf craft idea


To download this elf craft template for free click on the link below and use the discount code:elves. For personal use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted.

printable elf template for elf craft

We hope that you have lots of fun using this mix and match printable elf template to make your own paper elf craft.

Mix and match paper elf craft for kids. Printable elf template included.

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