Each Christmas elf card opens up so you can write your message inside and is also a cute puppet on a popsicle stick that can be played with too! A Christmas card and puppet in one!
The Elf Christmas card template comes in full colour and B/W. The colour template has 7 multicultural skin colours and two hats and pompoms to choose from. The B/W template can either be coloured in or traced around onto coloured cardstock.
Please note the elf cards in the photographs have been made with the addition of wiggle eyes and a pompom nose and hat trim but paper versions are included in the template if you prefer.
(Post and template updated 17/7/20 There is a small charge.)
Homemade Christmas cards always feel really special to give and to receive and we know that you love them too because readers have been super busy downloading our printable templates for our Reindeer Puppet Christmas Cards and our adorable Round Santa Cards.
We think these Puppet Elf Christmas Cards are a super cute addition to our homemade Christmas card ideas. The addition of little jingle bells is super cute too and helps make them interactive and fun!
Printable Puppet Elf Christmas Cards Tutorial
Elf Puppet Cards Supplies:
How To Make Elf Christmas Card Puppets
1 – Print the Puppet Elf Christmas Cards Template.
2 – Trace around the template onto coloured cardstock and cut out. If you are using the colour template or have coloured in the B/W template just cut them out.
3 – Fold the elf’s head piece in half widthways so that it opens and shuts on a hinge at the top.
4 – Glue the elf ears onto the back.
5 – Glue on the elf hat and the hat trim.
6 – Decorate the elf’s face with eyes, a nose and a drawn on smile.
7 – Glue the pompom to the top of the elf’s hat.
8 – Glue a craft stick handle onto the back of the elf card.
10 – Glue the ribbon onto the back of the craft stick behind the elf’s neck. Position the bells slightly to one side of the neck so they will hang at the front when the ribbon is tied.
11 – Write a Christmas greeting onto the white writing sheet.
11 – Glue the writing sheet inside the elf card and tie the ribbon into a bow to seal the Christmas card.
Now your Elf Christmas Cards are ready to go and spread some season greetings and perhaps a bit of mischief! Kids will love using them as elf puppets and dancing them around listening to their little bells jingle and jangle! So fun!
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