With Elf On A Shelf so popular right now, I've seen several of these cute guys on Pinterest and wanted to try making my own. When I found some plastic candy canes at Dollar Tree I decided to make my own version.
These ones won't get taken apart to eat the candy canes after all that hard work!
Here is a link to the one I saw on Pinterest - she uses die cuts I think, which I didn't have.
So my version:
Hats - Or make your own
I found the Candy Canes at Dollar Tree and the Hats at Hobby Lobby
Begin by hot glueing the candy canes together at the top, I'm going to have mine pre-glued before I try and teach this to my students.
Add the string by looping it between the candy canes.
Next cut out the mittens, shoes, clothing, collar and head - all on a fold out of card stock- pattern below.
The string is threaded through the top of the elf clothes and collar and then they are glued on the candy canes. Tacky Glue works well.
Put some glue inside of the shoes and mittens and glue them over the ends of the candy canes.
Punch a hole in the back of the head, draw the hair and other facial details, glue on the eyes and the hat.
Thread the string through the hole in the back of the head and then glue the bottom of the face over the top of the body. See below:
Add any embellishments you desire - pom poms, bells, glitter, gems etc...
Now they have their own elf to decorate the tree year after year, or to play with.