My girlfriend and her daughter came over this afternoon for a craft date. After she left, I was thinking that we met when we were 13 years old…. 27 years ago! (Yes, I am now 40) Wow.
Anyways, the boys were out at basketball for the afternoon, so we decided to make some crafts. We made two different kinds of clay, some foam decorations and we made these adorable little elves. The thing I love about the elves is that none of them looked the same! They were simple, easy and quick. They turned out well, and every one looks a little different!
To make these little elves, you need a bunch of beads, including a larger one for the head and body, a couple pipe cleaners, or wire, and a bit of felt. We also attached a ribbon to the top to hang them on the tree. But, they are also so sweet posed sitting on a shelf or mantle.
Start by making a loop with the pipe cleaner and twist it around the ribbon, then thread on the head…Btw, if you don’t have these cute little face beads, use a Sharpie to draw a couple eyes on a regular wooden bead.
There are a many different ways to make the legs, you can attach them the same way as the arms and cut off the excess pipe cleaner from the body. Or, you can thread another leg through the beads on the body, which is sometimes a tight squeeze. That is the way I attached the legs on this elf. But, I also added a little bit of hot glue to the pipe cleaner before I pushed the two beads together.