How to Make a Craft Stick Elf

This Elf Stick Craft is fun to create the holiday spirit.

All you need are craft sticks, pom-poms, and construction paper.

Craft elf

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Christmas craft elf

Our craft stick elves are easy to make and will look great as a Christmas Eve decoration wherever you place it!

Craft Stick Christmas Elves

How to make a handmade elf

What you need:

  • printable template
  • nine craft sticks
  • beige acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • glue
  • colored paper (blue, red, beige and brown)
  • pencil
  • drag
  • sharp eyes
  • black marker
  • eye shadow
  • Q-tip
  • pom-poms (red and beige)
  • red chenille stick

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions


Paint 7 craft sticks beige.

Step 1

Make sure you paint the sides of the craft stick as well.

Step 2

When dry, place seven, one next to the other.

Step 3

Go ahead and glue a craft stick horizontally on the back.

Step 4

Cut another craft stick in half.

Step 5

Glue to create a cross shape.

Step 6

Cut out the template.

Step 7


Draw hair on brown paper.

Step 8


Draw ears on beige paper and cut them out.

Step 9

Draw the inside of the ear on the real ear.

Step 12


You can draw a dress collar on red paper and cut it out.

Step 10


Draw the hat on green paper and cut it out.

Step 11

Now start gluing the parts – glue the collar first.

Step 13

Apply the glue to your hair – leaving a portion of the stick sticking out on top.

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Step 14

Now stick the hat on your hair.

Step 15

Glue the ears behind the stick.

Step 16

Eyes and Mouth

Draw the eyes and mouth with a black marker.



Glue a beige pom-pom onto the elf for the nose.

Step 18


Draw a smile to match the elf.

Step 19


Use eyeshadow to create a blush effect.

Step 20

Hat decoration

Cut a piece of red chenille in half.

Step 21

Apply a thick coat of red chenille to the edge of the lid.

Step 22

Glue the red pom-pom to the end of the green hat.

Step 23


Draw the elf’s eyebrows.

Step 24

Decorate your rosy cheeks however you want.

Step 25

The final product is this handmade elf.

Step 26

If you’re looking for an elf on a budget or want to have fun with a craft, this is the craft for you.

Craft Stick Xmas Elf

You can make a series of them with different necklines, hats and faces.

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There can never be enough elves.

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

DIY Craft Stick Christmas Elf

And stay tuned for more crafts.

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