Each Christmas elf is a cute puppet on a stick that can be played with and that also opens up as a greetings card where you can write your Christmas message inside! A Christmas card and puppet toy in one!
You can use the elf cards template in two ways. Either colour it in and then assemble it or trace around it onto coloured card. You might like to try creating these handmade elf Christmas cards both ways? We think they’re both lovely!
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 free 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:
- Free Printable Elf Christmas Card Template
- Green Cardstock
- Skin Coloured Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- Craft Sticks
- Pom Poms Red and Green
- Wiggle Eyes
How To Make Elf Christmas Card Puppets
1 – Print the free Puppet Elf Christmas Cards Template. (Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
2 – Cut out the pieces and colour them in or trace around them onto coloured card. You need skin coloured head and ears, a green hat, and a white hat trim and writing sheet.
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 wiggle eyes, a red pom pom nose and a drawn on smile.
7 – Glue a green pom pom 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 printable 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!
Print the Instructions To Make Elf Christmas Cards Below