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Christmas Craft: Our Elfin Family

Our Elfin Family

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

Assemble your family into a lineup of Santa's little helpers with this festive paper doll project.


  • 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of green card stock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Photo faces (ours were printed out at about 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
  • Colored paper (red, green, white)
  • Hole punch
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Clear tape


Our Elfin Family - Step 1

1. Fold an 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of green card stock in half widthwise (1 sheet makes 2 elves). Draw an elf shape on one side, as shown below (or download our template).

2. Cut out both layers without snipping the fold so you'll have 2 elves holding hands.

3. When you have all the pairs you need, use a glue stick to add the photo faces.

4. Cut out paper pieces for clothes (we used hole punch circles for buttons and pom-poms, and strips cut with decorative-edge scissors for trim) and glue them in place.

5. Finally, attach the pairs by linking the elves' hands with clear tape.