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Dollar Tree Elf Craft [Free Patterns]

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Create an adorable Dollar Tree Elf Craft in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies. This mischievous elf is the perfect shelf sitter to keep a watchful eye on all the merriment this Christmas. It’s a fun way to spend some quality time with your kids while making a craft that brings a holiday character to life.

Read on below, and download the free printable patterns to see how easy this craft is to make with your kids. Also, be sure to check out all of our Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts for even more ideas!

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Dollar Tree Cutting Board Elf

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Here's what you need to make a Cutting Board Elf:

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Here's how to create a Christmas Elf with Dollar Tree Supplies:

STEP ONE

To begin the Dollar Tree Cutting Board Elf Craft, gather all supplies. Measure up 3 inches from the bottom and draw a line with a ruler and pencil.

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STEP TWO

Basecoat the bottom section of the cutting board with a flesh-tone color of your choice. Paint the top section of the cutting board with Festive Green acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.

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STEP THREE

Cut two jumbo craft sticks in half, and attach both sets of halves with an additional piece of jumbo craft stick using a glue gun and glue sticks. Download the CUTTING BOARD ELF PATTERNS at the bottom of this post. Trace the elf ear pattern onto the craft sticks with a pencil. Flip the pattern, and trace on the other set of craft sticks. Make sure that you have a right ear and a left ear. Carefully cut out the elf ears with scissors. Trim a 1-inch section of the rounded end from a jumbo craft stick to become the nose.

TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

STEP FOUR

Basecoat the elf ears and nose with a flesh-tone color of your choice. I like using Americana Flesh Tone from DecoArt. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

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STEP FIVE

Trace the elf hat pattern onto Kunin Neon Green Felt with the MONO Twin marker. Cut out inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project. I love drawing and tracing with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker from Tombow because it has a large bullet tip and a small extra fine tip.

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STEP SIX

Attach the felt hat trim to the bottom edge of the painted hat with a glue gun and glue sticks. Wrap around the sides and secure on the back of the cutting board.

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STEP SEVEN

Secure the craft stick ears to the right and left side of the elf’s face with a glue gun and glue sticks. Use the photo as a guide for placement. Attach two wiggle eyes and the nose to the elf with a glue gun and glue sticks.

STEP EIGHT

Create cheeks by dipping a sponge dabber into Bubblegum Pink acrylic craft paint. Stamp on either side of the elf’s face and set aside to dry. These sponge dabbers come in a package of three – small, medium, and large – from Dollar Tree, and are versatile for creating cheeks, patterns, and shading.

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STEP NINE

Glue six mini red tinsel pom poms to each point of the elf’s hat. Attach one jumbo red tinsel pom pom to the top of the cutting board handle with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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STEP TEN

To finish the Dollar Tree Cutting Board Elf Craft, draw a smile from cheek to cheek with the MONO Twin permanent black marker using the larger bullet tip.

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Download the Cutting Board Elf Patterns Here

Christmas Elf Craft

Create this adorable Cutting Board Elf for your Christmas home décor or your festive tiered tray display. Your friends and family will never know how easy this trendy craft was to create! Mix and match the colors of the paint, felt, and pom poms to create an elf that is personalized for your family.

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More Dollar Tree Elf Crafts

Learn how to make a Dollar Tree Christmas Craft Stick Elf using simple supplies. Create this quick and easy popsicle stick elf with the kiddos in just 30 minutes.

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Create a pair of Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts Clay Pot Elf Ornaments in just 30 minutes. Simple mini clay pots from the Dollar Store along with paint, wiggle eyes, craft felt, and pom poms transform into the cutest pair of Santa's helpers just in time to celebrate Christmas

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Creating sassy and quirky decorations for the holidays is always fun and my Elf Clothesline Garland with FREE Printable Patterns is the perfect project to craft up in an afternoon with the kiddos!

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Are you too busy to make this Dollar Tree Christmas Elf right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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