Elf Popsicle Stick Craft for Kids

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Today’s craft is a fun little elf craft for kids! It uses popsicle sticks and quite a bit of string. But they’re fun and make fantastic Christmas ornaments.

Elf Popsicle stick craft for kids

We’ve been making tons of winter crafts with the kids.

And our kids especially love fun Christmas crafts. This fun popsicle stick elf craft is no exception! 

Plus it involves their favorite crafting supplies, like popsicle sticks, paint and string! 

It’s a fun Christmas craft that makes a really cute DIY Christmas ornament

We’ll even show you how to make your own elf ornament in this step-by-step tutorial. 

Make sure to check out more of our easy craft ideas for kids.

Let’s jump in! 

Supplies Needed for Popsicle Stick Elf Craft

To make your Christmas elf ornament, you’ll need the following craft supplies:

  • 4 Popsicle Sticks
  • Green paint
  • Green string or yarn
  • Glitter foam sheets (We used black, red and yellow)
  • Ribbon or decorative string

You’ll also need a few basic supplies like:

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
Supplies needed for elf Popsicle stick craft

How to Make This Adorable Christmas Elf Craft

To make these cute little elf ornaments, start by gluing the 4 popsicle sticks together all in a row and paint them green, like shown below. 

popsicle sticks glued together and pained green for elf craft

Once your popsicle sticks are completely dry, wrap the popsicle sticks with the green-colored string, until it’s completely covered.

You’ll still have the very tops and very bottoms of the popsicle sticks showing through. 

This will be the base of the elf’s body.

popsicle sticks covered with green string to make an elf craft

Now out cut out a 1/2 inch strip from the black glitter foam sheet to create belts for the elves.

Glue them toward the bottom 1/3 of the elfs body. 

Can you see a little elf tunic starting to form?

gluing elf belt to popsicle stick base for craft

Now cut out a square slightly wider than your belt, to create a buckle for your elf’s belt and glue it to the center of the belt.

Then cut out a smaller black square to create a center for the buckle.

Glue it to the center of your yellow square.

Creating a buckle for the elfs belt

To make the elf’s collar, cut out a strip with a zig-zagged pattern on the bottom, from the red glitter foam. 

Glue that to the top of the elf ornament, where the string starts. 

Then use a hole punch to create a few circular buttons for your elfs suit and glue them below the elf collar.

DIY elf popsicle stick craft

Finally, fashion some ribbon or some extra string to create a loop in the back of the elf, so that you can hang your little elf up on the Christmas tree! 

Elf popsicle stick craft
Elf craft ornament for kids hanging on a Christmas tree

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