Build A Buddy the Elf Printable

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This Build a Buddy the Elf printable is a fun paper craft for Christmas and a great way to keep the kids entertained while they wait for Santa!

Simply print the free paper elf template, cut the pieces out and stick together to build Buddy the Elf!


This post is part of the Create Christmas series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog – a celebration of everything Christmas and Winter. Now in its 8th year, the 2019 series is bigger and better, running from November through December 31st!

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Build A Buddy the Elf Printable

My Christmas characters, including this adorable elf, have been featured in festive printables over the years, but I’ve never turned them into buildable crafts… until now!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! If you love the movie Elf, then you have to download and make your own this Christmas!





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Introducing Buddy the Elf!

Buddy the Elf Minifig

If you are a regular on my blog you’ll notice that my characters have a cute chubby style, and if they are animals they are anthropomorphic, which basically means that they have human traits – like standing on two legs instead of four. They get names too!

As with [most of] my printables, they are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″)

Download your chosen printable from the list further down the page (they’re surrounded by a purple box), and print onto thick paper or thin card. Cut the pieces out, then build Buddy the Elf!

Included with this printable elf craft are the following pieces:

  • Body (with eyes, mouth, nose, and rosy cheeks)
  • Arms
  • Feet
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Belt
  • Leggings
Free Printable Build A Buddy The Elf

I’ve created two sizes for Buddy the Elf: Regular size, which is what you see above, with all of the pieces on one sheet of paper; and Large size with bigger pieces spread over several sheets.

The regular size printable is for children that are more skilled at cutting. The large size should be a lot easier for younger children. Or you could cut them out for them. Of course, you know your children, so will know what suits them best!

Buddy the Elf Large Printable
Buddy the Elf Paper Cut Pieces

You can stick the pieces together if you wish using glue or tape. Or you could use a laminator and laminate the pieces and use them over and over again.

You could mount Buddy onto a larger piece of construction paper and use other craft materials to embellish it – furry material, glitter glue, googly eyes, sequins, buttons, tissue paper, for example.

Most of all, just have fun with this printable!

Assembled Buddy the Elf Paper Printable

Handy Crafting Supplies (on Amazon) to Build-an Elf


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Build a buddy the elf printable

Build A Buddy the Elf Downloads

Paper Buddy the Elf Template Large

Paper Buddy The Elf Template Regular

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Other Buildable Characters!

I not only have buildable animals but lots of other buildable characters that you may like to download. These links open in the same tab/window, so just right-click to open in a new one and you’ll have them all ready to go!

Awesome free printable craft! Build a Buddy the Elf

The Create Christmas series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and Winter! You can check out Create Christmas from 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016201520142013 and 2012  for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!


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