Elf Shelf Sitters – Christmas Crafts

Make these festive Elf Shelf Sitters with the children and encourage some Christmas Creativity! Read the simple instructions below to get started:

Art Materials You Will Need:

STEP 1: Cut a strip of flesh toned felt and glue it around the lower part of a paper cup. Cut a circle of the same colour and glue it on the base of the cup.

STEP 2: Cut a strip of red felt and glue it around the top part of the cup.

STEP 3: Cut two ear shapes from flesh toned felt and glue them onto the elf’s head.

STEP 4: Cut a hat and a bow tie from green felt and glue them into place. Add arms and hands too.

STEP 5: Cut two long strips of white felt and glue them inside the cup to make long legs. Add shoe shapes cut from black felt.

STEP 6: Glue on two buttons and add a smiling face with black paint or pen.


Make a Father Christmas in the same way, with a red suit trimmed with strips of white felt fabric.

This great project has been designed by Kate Tompsett and supplied by Creative Steps. Each issue of Creative Steps Magazine contains dozens of inspiring ideas and fun crafts to help you encourage learning through creative play. Ideal for everyone caring for young children. Get an exclusive 20% discount on an annual subscription with Creative Steps by using promo code EYRCRE20 at: www.creativesteps.co.uk.

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