If you have a classroom of preschoolers or just a few at home, you’re going to love this list of over 35 elf crafts for preschoolers to make. Each will remind them of their favorite elf friends and encourage the holiday season with joy in making Santa’s little helpers!
My girls favorite time of the year is definitely Christmas. They love all things Santa, reindeer, nutcrackers, and, of course, elves! Their love of elves definitely came from their own Elf on the Shelf, Criddle. Although she doesn’t get into too much mischief, she has definitely spread holiday cheer for the 10 years we’ve had her!
Even though my girls aren’t preschoolers anymore, they love to make Christmas crafts and they’ve made a few of these elf crafts themselves over the years. So, to share the elf love, I’m sharing with you and your little ones so you can get into the holiday spirit too!
Throughout the list of these elf crafts for preschoolers to make, you’ll find lots of different craft variations. Some are paper elf crafts while others use craft supplies pipe cleaners and pom poms. There are even Elf on the Shelf coloring pages to print, which might come in handy to have in a preschool classroom for an impromptu crafting session!
There’s just something about the holiday season that makes crafting even more fun. So, be sure to check out the list below for the best elf crafts to make with preschoolers this Christmas!
Kids of all ages will loves this fun idea - turning themselves into Buddy the Elf! This craft features the elf from everyone's favorite movie and comes with a free printable template to cut out and piece together. Put a picture for the face and kids become an elf themselves!
One of the best ideas to get kids involved in Christmas crafts is to have plenty of options and printing these adorable elf coloring pages is a great way for kids of all ages, even older kids, to get into the holiday spirit with little craft supplies needed.
Made with a few different types of pasta, how much cuter can an elf get? This Christmas elf craft might prove just a little difficult to put together for young children, unless you use a hot glue gun, but it could inspire other elf crafts too!
These easy finger puppets feature all kinds of Christmas creatures including elves, snowmen, reindeer and more! They are made with pipe cleaners which is a totally unique way to make them and be sure they fit on anyone's finger.
These cute little Christmas crafts are made with construction paper, glue stick, and craft sticks. You can make them elves, reindeer, or even Santa with a fun cotton ball beard! Add a small ribbon to each and turn them into Christmas tree ornaments for kids to take home.
Since candy canes are one of the elves major food groups it only makes sense that you could make elves out of candy canes! With a little construction paper and candy cane legs, kids can make their own elf to enjoy!
How festive do these little elves look sitting on a shelf? Made with a little more craft supplies than you'll usually find in a preschool classroom, they are an intricate elf craft to make, but will definitely spread Christmas cheer!
I cannot get over how FUN this little ornament is - your kids could put the items inside the snow globe and then have fun moving it all around to find all the items again! This makes such a special Christmas keepsake for kids.