Free Printable Elf Boy Paper Craft

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This free printable elf boy paper craft is so cute for winter and the holidays! The paper elf is easy to make with the printable template and construction paper.

This bright colorful craft combines paper cutting and folding skills and is a fun activity for all ages.

Read on to find out how to make this adorable elf craft!

This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

Adorable elf boy paper craft

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Printable Elf Craft

The holidays are here and you need a project to keep the kids from complaining they are bored. Why not break out this awesome boy elf craft for them to do? It’s great for Christmas!

They will be able to practice cutting out shapes as well as folding strips of paper accordion-style to make the arms and legs for the elf!

TOP TIP! Print my craft templates in advance and store them in a folder so that you can grab them at a moment’s notice.

Speaking of a moment’s notice, create a box of basic craft supplies so you can get started on projects with minimal fuss.

I’ve compiled a list of craft basics that I think everyone should have – you’ll find them in tips section further down this page.

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Elf Boy Paper Craft

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

Full instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but here is a quick outline so you know what to expect from the craft.

I highly recommend always reading everything all the way through before starting any project so you understand all the steps required.

A few simple craft supplies are needed for this paper elf craft:

Craft Supplies
Fun Elf Boy Paper Craft with step by step photos

Printable Elf Craft Tips

  • I’ve got several step-by-step photos in the how-to card to guide you through making this fun Christmas craft.
  • There is also a slideshow video over on my YouTube channel that you can watch and save to your Playlists for future reference. (Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there!)
  • Print the template onto the suggested colored paper or cardstock and cut the pieces out. (But you could use any colors you want!)
  • If construction paper or card won’t go through your printer, you could print onto regular paper and trace around the pieces onto the colored paper/card.
  • Another option is to print onto white paper and color the pieces in with crayons, pens, paints or pencils.
  • Or what about making this elf using craft foam? Lots of options for this Christmas activity!
Easy Paper Craft Elf Boy
  • Use the photos as a guide and stick the pieces in place with a glue stick.
  • Add facial features like eyes and nose with a black marker and give rosy cheeks with a pink crayon.
  • Cut 2″/5cm wide strips of paper and make accordion folds to create the arms and legs of the elf. Make them as long as you like!
  • An optional extra is adding glitter: apply white school glue to the parts you want to add some sparkle, sprinkle glitter on top, shake off the excess and leave to dry.
  • You could also use other embellishments like googly eyes, or mini jingle bells to bring this craft to life.
  • If you want to hang up your completed boy elf, use a piece of ribbon or string to form a hanging loop and stick to the back.

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Cute Elf Boy Paper Craft

More Paper Crafts

Here are some great paper crafts for you to try next:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try, including more Christmas crafts.

Paper Craft Elf Boy

Download Elf Template

  • Free Printable Paper Craft Template – Elf Boy – A4 Size
  • Free Printable Paper Craft Template Template – Elf Boy – US Letter Size

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Paper Elf on Purple Background

Printable Elf Boy Paper Craft

Yield: 1 Paper Boy Elf
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

This free printable boy elf paper craft is so cute for winter and the holidays!


  • Construction Paper in the following colors:
  • Flesh Tone
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Green
  • Glue Stick
  • Black Marker
  • Pink Crayon


  • Scissors


  1. Download the elf boy template (link in the blog post) and print onto the suggested color construction paper.
  2. Cut pieces out.
  3. cut elf pieces
  4. Stick the pieces together to form the boy elf.
  5. Pieces stuck together
  6. Draw on eyes and mouth with a black marker and add rosy cheeks
  7. blank
  8. Cut four strips of green paper 2"/5cm wide and fold accordion-style to create the arms and legs.
  9. accordion folded paper
  10. Glue the arms and legs in place and your printable elf craft is done!
  11. Optional extras include adding glitter and/or adding a loop of ribbon to hang up your elf.
  12. Paper Elf on Purple Background

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