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Toilet roll Christmas elf craft for kids

Don’t you just love this little toilet roll Christmas elf craft? I know that we certainly love these little guys and so did our family when we sent them some pictures! Infact, they’ve even asked my little one if he’ll make some more to send to them. My son and i had so much fun making these together, my little girl had gone down for a nap and I think my son was really pleased to have some one on one time together. Our little elves are currently perched up in the top of our Christmas tree, my son says they’re watching us all for father Christmas – to make sure we’re all good so that we can go on the nice list!

My kids are starting to get really excited for Christmas now and tonight we’re settling down and watching home alone 2 together. We really love the first two movies! Whats your favourite Christmas movie?

Here’s what we used

  • An empty toilet roll
  • Coloured paper/thin card
  • Eye stickers (US/UK)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (US/UK)

How to make a toilet roll Christmas elf

Start by colouring your toilet roll, you’ll want to make the bottom 2/3rds of the toilet roll the body colour and the top 1/3rd skin colour. To make ours we cut out strips of green and skin tone paper and glued them around the toilet roll but you could always use paint or good markers!

Cut out a pie slice shape and roll it around to make a cone for the elf’s Christmas hat. Glue the hat onto the top of the cone.

Give the little tp roll elf a face by adding two eyes, a mouth and a nose.

Toilet roll Christmas elf craft for kids

Now its time to bring the little elf to life by giving him two pointy ears. Add any decorations, we gave this little guy a zig zag collar and a pom pom on his hat. You could also add some hair!

To make the arms and legs you will need to make four springs. To make a spring, cut out two thin paper strips, glue them together at a right angle and then take turns folding one strip over the other. Once you reach the end glue the two loose ends together. Once you have your four springs made, cut out two mitten shapes and two boot shapes.

Toilet roll Christmas elf craft for kids

Glue two springs at the bottom of the toilet roll to make two legs. Then glue the other two at collar level. Stick a mitten on the end of each arm and a boot at the end of each leg. Leave until dry and your adorable toilet roll Christmas elf is finished!

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