Christmas is on it’s way, and with Christmas comes all sorts of holiday festivities. One tradition that many families enjoy is reading holiday-themed books together like Clement Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas” or “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs.
To make your festive reading more special, here, is an elf bookmark craft activity for young children to enjoy during the season.
Making your own bookmarks is a simple paper craft, but one that will provide hours of enjoyment as kids can keep it to use it over and over again with all their favourite books.
These bookmarks can also be made and given as a simple and sweet home made gift to their friends.
Make your own Elf Bookmark Craft with our free printable template
This Christmas, let your little ones in on a little secret – Santa’s helpers don’t all work at the North Pole. They also live in your house!
The cheeky little elves want to help you have a happy holiday season. Help them feel special by making them this elf bookmark craft with a free printable template.
Maybe your elf on the shelf can bring a few new books to add to the kids book collection and make reading all the more fun for them when they go to bed each evening, and when it’s time for the elf to go back to the North Pole don’t forget the printable elf goodbye letters to make the transition easier on your kids.
List of supplies for the Elf Bookmark Craft:
To put together this elf bookmark craft, you will need the following
- Cardstock paper.
- Craft papers.
- Marker pens.
How to make your own DIY Elf Bookmark Craft
Here are our easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to make this simple elf craft for kids.
With just a few materials and our free printable template, your kids will be on their way to crafting their own bookmark to enjoy all winter long!
First, print out the PDF templates.
You can find and download these at the bottom of this blog post – choose between full colour or black and white template.
With the black and white template you can color your own elf and customise the design of your bookmark a little more, whereas using the full colour template will be quicker to complete the bookmark.
Once you have printed the templates, gather up all the supplies from the list above.
Cut out all of the pieces from the templates, and you’re ready to start putting your book mark together
The first step is to glue the elf’s collar and the hat’s lace on to the bookmark’s base.
Next, glue on the head and ears on to the base.
After that, glue the sleeves on to the base.
Next, glue the buttons on to the shirt part of the bookmark.
Your elf is making great progress! Next, glue the hair(fringe/bangs) on to the elf’s head.
Next, get ready to glue the eyes and the nose on to the elf’s face.
Finally, draw the mouth on to the face using marker pens to finish your elf bookmark.
Doesn’t he look cute?! The elf can be placed over the top of the page to mark your page in a book.
Making bookmarks is a fun paper craft for kids of all ages, and a great way to spend quiet time crafting during the colder weather.
This craft is a fun way to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination and also helps children to develop attention skills and the ability to follow instructions.
Download the Template
Download the printable PDF template below in either the full colour or the black and white version, to make your elf bookmark craft more easily.
Full colour elf bookmark template pdf
Black and white colour your own elf bookmark template pdf
More Elf Crafts
You might also like our printable elf coloring jigsaw puzzle activity. Choose from two different Elf pictures
If you need some help picking out the best names for your new elf friends then check out our list of elf on the shelf names
You might also like our free printable “Today is a great day to read a book” poster for your reading corner.
More Printable Craft Templates
If your child enjoyed putting together this elf craft template, check out our printable fairy paper craft which they are sure to enjoy too.
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Christmas Books for Kids
Here are a few wonderful Christmas books for children, which you can enjoy with your own new home made book marks.Stick Man The The Empty Stocking The Christmasaurus: Tom Fletcher’s timeless picture book adventure Diary of a Christmas Elf: Christmas magic delivered from the bestselling author of The Night I Met Father Christmas THE CHRISTMAS PINE: a magical story for Christmas by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Stick Man Pick a Pine Tree: 1 The Christmas Story: Experience the magic of the first Christmas
Happy crafting everyone, and merry Christmas!
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.