I absolutely adore this Cardboard Cone Christmas Elf on the Shelf Craft! My favorite movie this time of year is Elf, and who doesn’t love Elf? It is one of the most popular movies at Christmas and Elf crafts are super fun to make. Creating an elf craft using cardboard cones is a fun and festive project, especially during the holiday season.
Christmas Crafts and printables offer a wide array of benefits for young learners and crafting during the holidays can make the season even more special.
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Supplies needed to make this Cardboard Cone Christmas Elf:
- Paper Mache (Cardboard) Cones
- Green paint
- Beige Paint
- Foam paint brush
- Adhesive foam in beige or painted beige
- ¼ inch to ½ inch white pom pom balls
- 1 inch pom pom balls
- Hot glue or glue dots
- Wiggly eyes
- Black permanent marker
- Red permanent marker
- Ribbon, for hanging if desired
Paint the cardboard paper mache cone with white or beige paint and allow to dry.
Paint the cone green from the tip of the cone about 1 ½ inch to 2 inches down. This green cone tip will be the elf’s hat. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Add a row of small pom poms around the cone where the green and beige paint meet, Add a large pom pom on top to complete the top of the elf hat.
To create a face, add wiggly eyes to the cone and draw a mouth and nose with permanent markers
Paint a piece of thick paper or cardboard the same color as the Elf. Next, let the paint dry completely.
Cut a template of the ear shape you desire and trace it from the foam. Cutaway and attach an ear to each side of the cone.
If desired, carefully use a thick needle (like a darning needle) to pierce through the top of the cone. Thread the hole with ribbon. Tie the loose ends of the ribbon together to form a hanging loop. You can also use glue to attach the ears and then let them dry.
Now you have a very adorable ELF Craft!