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Elf Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

Get ready to enter the magical world of Christmas with these 30 Elf coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Elves are beloved holiday characters known for their hard work and playful nature in helping Santa Claus prepare for Christmas, which makes them great for coloring in!

With these Elf printables, you can explore these cheerful and mischievous characters’ delightful world and add your creative touch to their distinctive appearance. From their pointy ears to their festive outfits, the designs offer a fun and creative way to express your love for the holiday season!

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To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas To Do With Elf Coloring Pages

Elves are loved by children worldwide and are always a failsafe craft choice.

Here are 10 inexpensive and easy crafts you can make from those finished coloring pages.

1. An Elfish Planning Calendar

Using an ordinary desktop placemat calendar, the youngster should cut a small slit in each square of the month.

Once the elf is colored and cut from the page, a toothpick can be stapled to the cutout. 

This lets the elf “pop up” from one block to the other to mark important dates, which is especially fun around Christmas time.

The border around the calendar can then be decorated with other elf cutouts for extra fun!

2. An Engaging Elf Theater

For this adorable craft, you’ll need an ordinary cardboard box turned on its side, with a background scene colored on the inside.

When your youngster has finished several elves and cut them from the page, cotton balls should be pasted on the backs of the cutouts.

When they are glued to the back “wall” of the cardboard box, it will have a 3D appearance because of the cotton.

A small curtain made from felt can be hung across the front on a piece of thread as the theater’s “curtain.”

3. A Cute Christmas Ornament

For this fun Christmas craft, an elf should be colored and cut from the page, with its arms cut out separately and reattached with paper fasteners.

Next, a pipe cleaner should be twisted into a circle, and the elf’s arms positioned as if he is swinging from it.

Adding wiggle eyes to the elf will make this look especially funny. It can then be hung on a Christmas tree for a comical holiday ornament.

4. Elf Gift Tags

This craft is an excellent choice for a classroom activity and begins with each child being given a small square of green or red poster board.

The students can use puffy paint or ordinary markers to create “To” and “From” lines on the cards.

Next, when their elves are colored and cut from the pages, the cards can be glued to the cutouts as if the elves are holding them.

These make adorable keepsake gift tags that can be used more than once!

5. Dress Up a Christmas Candle

Adding a fancy touch to a glass Christmas candleholder with an adorable elf is easy!

Tall candleholders are perfect for this craft. Once the elf is colored, it should be carefully cut out and laminated to the outside of the glass with invisible glue.

A triangular-shaped piece of green or red felt and a white pom-pom can be added to embellish the hat.

Elf shoes can be drawn on with gold puffy paint, and you have an adorable gift or table centerpiece.

6. Elf-in-the-Box

All children love Jack-in-the-box, so why not an elf-in-the-box?

For this easy craft, the child only needs the coloring page, a small cardboard box, and some glue.

Once the elf is colored and cut from the page, a long strip, cut from a piece of poster board, should be folded up like an accordion using very tight folds.

This is attached to the back of the cutout and then pushed down into the box. When the lid is open, it will spring out just like a Jack-in-the-box!

7. Christmas Candy Dish

If you have an old candy dish that could use a facelift, let your child dress it up with a colorful elf.

An elf with its arms stretched out is best for this craft. Once the character is colored, it should be glued to thick cardboard and cut out.

The cutout is then glued to the back of the candy dish, with the elf’s waist at the rim of the bowl.

With the arms outstretched, it will look like the elf is holding the bowl full of candy. 

8. Funny Dancing Elves

For this fantastic classroom craft, give each child a coloring page, an empty bathroom tissue cardboard, and some red or green construction paper.

Once they have finished coloring their elves, they should be cut out and glued to the cardboard rolls vertically.

From red construction paper, the youngster should cut accordion-style arms and legs and attach them to the sides and bottom of the cardboard roll.

Wiggle eyes and red and green glitter can be added, and these funny elves can be strung together for comical decoration.

9. Christmas Cocoa Mugs

For this simple craft, any plain mug will do. When the elf is colored and cut from the page, invisible glue should be used to attach it to the mug’s surface.

A green or red pipe cleaner should be wrapped around the mug’s handle in a spiral pattern.

The child’s name can be written on the mug’s surface with craft paint, and a few coats of acrylic spray can be added to seal the artwork and keep it nice.

10. A 3D Elf 

A coloring page featuring an elf face with a big smile is perfect for this craft.

Begin with a paper plate turned upside down, and have the youngster paint it green or red with craft paint.

Next, the elf should be colored, cut from the page, and carefully attached to the back of the paper plate with invisible glue.

The child can then add wiggle eyes, pom poms, glitter, or puffy paint to add depth, and a simple string can be added to display this cute craft during the holidays.

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