Another post from my old blog, updated slightly. This is a classic, alphabet blocks are becoming a bit harder to find but if you can find them this is a super cute holiday craft. Eventually I’ll get around to updating the pictures, I’m pretty sure I took these at a Guide camp while we were making them with a group of Pathfinders! Lighting and quality is not amazing but they still give you a good idea of what to do and what the end product looks like!
Here is what you need:
- Felt (two colours per elf is best)
- Wooden Alphabet Blocks
- A round wooden bead for the head (not sure exactly the size but I’m sure you can figure it out based on the size of the alphabet block)
- Bells, ribbons, or puff balls for decoration if you want
- Hot glue gun
1. Cut out the collar, legs, arms and hat from felt.
2. Glue the legs to the bottom of the alphabet block, and glue the arms on to the top of the block
3. Put a bead of glue on top of the arms and stick the collar on.
– If you have pinking shears you can cut around the collar to make it more of a ruffled collar look.
4 . Glue the hat to the head bead. I like to draw a line of glue around the bottom edge of the hat and stick it to the head.
5. Once the hat is on, glue the two sides together (this makes a tall pointy hat). You can leave it as a tall pointed hat, or fold the hat over and glue it down for a folded over look.
6 . Once the hat is glued together glue the head to the body of your elf and you are done! You can add some extra flair to your elves by gluing some ribbon around the base of the hat, or the base of the block. Sew a bell to the tip of the hat, or add some pompoms to the arms or legs to look like hands and feet.