|Last week we shared our play along with a book Little Christmas Elf and promised to show you how we made our busy working Christmas elves! As you could probably guessed our little elves were created using paper roll but what you might not have guessed, from the pictures we shared, is that we didn’t use either sewing or gluing to make these little elves! Further more, all things used were from our stash, we didn’t spend a penny to make them! Now, you can make bunch of them as little people or what ever comes to your mind. We used them as elves but you can give them to your kids and come back and tell us what they think these peeps are!|
Supplies we used to create our elves:
- old overgrown toddler socks (best from 2 year olds)
- pieces of ribbon (from stash, what ever you have will be fine!)
- paper rolls (from recycle bin)
- black marker
- chenille stems
Take toddler’s sock and cut off the foot, than pull over paper roll as shown on pictures above. If it’s too high, it really doesn’t matter, it can have a crumbled look.
Cut ribbons to pieces app. 4 – 5 inches long and fold them in half. Take 2 folded pieces of ribbon and attach them to the top of the paper roll using stapler. Repeat and go around the paper roll to make elf’s “hair”. Leave some space in front for face. Take another sock and cut foot again, pull over top of the roll and over hair to make a hat. Tie top of the hat using ribbon. Let you child make a face. I just LOVE face my older daughter draw. Isn’t she cute? Of course, it’s a girl! Now, take scissors and simple pierce hole where hands should be on both sides of paper roll and put chenille stem through to form hands.
There you go! You’re done! Now you’re all set to play!
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PROJECT: RECYCLE & CREATE
November’s craft material on Project: Recycle & Create are old clothes and we’re happy to join the group of creative parents and kids who love to create from repurposed materials! (OK, we were kind of late! But better late than never!) You can view previous challenges and ideas people submitted to the linky on P for Preschooler and on our group’s Pinterest board. Here’s the full list of co-hosting blogs:
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.