How to Make a Craft Stick Elf

This Craft Stick Elf is fun to make to get into the holiday spirit.

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

Craft Stick Elf

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We like making Christmas Crafts a lot (look at our Printable Christmas Bookmarks or create your own Rudolph Reindeer Gift Card).

Print out the Christmas Coloring Pages to keep the little hands busy – we’re sure kids will love them.

Christmas Craft Stick Elf

Our craft stick elf is easy to make and will look great as a Xmas eve decoration anywhere you place it!

Craft Stick Christmas Elf

How to Make the Craft Stick Elf

What you need:

  • printable template
  • nine craft sticks
  • beige acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • glue
  • color papers (green, red, beige, and brown)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • black marker
  • eyeshadow
  • Q-tip
  • pom-poms (red and beige)
  • red chenille stick
Materials Used

Step by Step Tutorial

The Head

Paint 7 craft sticks beige.

Step 1

Ensure you get the sides of the craft sticks with the paint too.

Step 2

When dry, place seven of them, one beside the other.

Step 3

Go ahead and glue one craft stick crosswise on the back.

Step 4

Cut another craft stick in half.

Step 5

Glue it to create a cross.

Step 6

Cut out the template.

Step 7

The Hair

Draw the hair on brown color paper.

Step 8

The Ears

Draw the ears on beige paper and cut them out.

Step 9

Draw the inside of the ears on the actual ears.

Step 12

The Neck

You can draw the neck of the dress on red paper and cut it out.

Step 10

The Hat

Draw the hat on green paper, and cut it out.

Step 11

Now start gluing the parts – glue the neck dress first.

Step 13

Glue on the hair – leave a part of the sticks peeking out on the top.

Step 14

Now glue the hat over the hair.

Step 15

Glue the ears behind the sticks.

Step 16

The Eyes and Mouth

Draw eyes and mouth with black marker.


The Nose

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

Step 18

The Smile

Draw a smile to fit the elf.

Step 19

The Cheeks

Use eyeshadow to create a blush effect.

Step 20

The Hat Decoration

Cut a red chenille piece in half.

Step 21

Glue the thick red chenille on the edge of the cap.

Step 22

Glue a red pom-pom at the end of the green hat.

Step 23

The Eyebrows

Draw eyebrows on the elf.

Step 24

Decorate the blushy cheeks however you like.

Step 25

The final product is this craft stick elf.

Step 26

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly elf or want to have fun with a craft, this is your go-to craft.

Craft Stick Xmas Elf

You can make a bunch of them with different neck dresses, hats, and faces.

DIY Craft Stick Elf

There are never enough elves.

DIY Craft Stick Xmas Elf

Have a jolly Christmas!

DIY Craft Stick Christmas Elf

And stay tuned for more crafts.

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