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Cardboard Roll Elves

Aren’t these Cardboard Roll Elves super cute?!

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Our Cardboard Roll Elves are slightly more involved than most of our kids crafts, but they’re still easy and fun. Plus, come winter break, we’re sure to have an afternoon to fill.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

To make a trio of your own Buddy the Elf Cardboard Roll Elves you will need toilet paper rolls, felt, glitter foam sheet, scissors, glue, poms, glitter tape, and paint markers.

Cardboard Roll Elves

Supplies needed:

  • toilet paper tubes
  • felt
  • glitter foam sheet
  • scissors
  • glue
  • poms
  • glitter tape
  • paint markers or paint

First, paint the top half of a toilet paper tube a flesh toned color. You’ll need to do two coats. You can also use paint and a brush if you prefer.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Draw elf ears on a scrap piece of cardboard and paint them. Allow them to dry completely.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Cut them out and set the to the side.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Cut the shape of hair from felt. Refer to the above photo. Wrap the felt around the tube before making any final cuts to insure it’s long enough.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Cut the elves clothes from colored felt. Make sure the felt is long enough to wrap around the toilet tube before making a cut. Refer to the above photo.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Cut a white collar from felt and a black belt from felt. Cut a square belt buckle from a glitter foam sheet. Then glue the clothing to the toilet paper tube. Glue the belt over the clothing and then glue on the belt buckle.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Glue the hair onto the toilet paper tube. Glue the ears onto each side of the toilet paper tube. Cut half circles from felt. Fold the circles to create a cone shaped hat.

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Glue in place. Refer to above photo. Glue a pom pom to the top of the hat. Glue the hat on top of the toilet paper tube. Wrap glitter tape around the bottom of the hat and secure in the back with a dab of glue. Use paint markers to draw a face onto the toilet paper tube

Cardboard Roll Elves Christmas Craft Elf on the Shelf Craft Buddy the Elf Craft

Your very own set of Buddy the Elves are now complete and ready to cause some Christmas mischief! Be sure to check out more fun Christmas craft and recipe ideas at Our Kid Things! Merry Christmas!

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