You Will Need ...
  1. Socks (White and/or color - Christmas colors are ideal)

  2. Beans, rice, popcorn, etc.

  3. Fiber Fill or Cotton Balls

  4. White and Red Felt

  5. Hot glue gun

  6. Scissors

  7. Pom Pom Puff Balls: 2 large, 2 medium, and 1 small

  8. Googly Eyes, buttons or sequins

  9. Red Blush Makeup and a cotton swab fort application (optional)

  10. Red Yarn or string

  11. 2 Rubber Bands

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Step 1: 

Start with a white or plain sock. Cut the sock just above the heel.

Step 2: 

Fill the sock with about 4 ounces of beans or rice. You can use more or less beans depending on the size of the sock. This will be the elf's "bottom".

Step 3: 

Use fiber fill or cottons balls and stuff the sock to create the body. You can use as much or as little fiber fill as you like - making the elf as chubby or skinny as you prefer. Once you have reached your desired size, seal the body by twisting a rubber band around it two or three times until tight.

Step 4: 

Next, create the head by filling the remainder of the sock with fiber fill. Seal that section of the sock with another rubber band. Leave this rubber band a bit looser than the first. You be using this rubber band to attach the hair in the next steps.

Step 5: 

To make the hair, take a good amount of yarn (depending on how long you want the hair to be) and start wrapping it around your hand or a small box.

Step 6: 

Remove the yarn from your hand or box. Stretch out the yarn to make a circle. Take another small piece of yarn, place it through the hole in the circle and tie a knot, securing the circle at that end.

Step 7: 

Cut the yarn at the end opposite the tie. Now you have some beautiful hair for your elf.

Step 8: 

Slip one end of the yarn through the rubber band until it is centered on the doll's head. Snip off the extra piece of sock at the top so the hair fits more snugly.

Step 9: 

To make the elf's arms, cut two strips of red felt, about 6 inches long and 1 inch wide. Use your glue gun to attach to the back of the doll. (Be super careful with the hot glue gun)

Step 10: 

To make her legs, cut two strips of felt that are each 12 inches long and 1 inch wide. Glue gun to the back of the doll. I prefer my elf to have extra long legs. You can make them shorter if you like.

Step 11: 

Use big pom pom puff balls or buttons to make the shoes.

Step 12: 

Use a different sock, in a fun color or pattern to make the clothes. Cut the sock as you did the first one and then cut notches for the neck and arms. Trim off any excess. Slip the sock on over the head of the elf - just like dressing a doll.

Step 13: 

For some extra North Pole coziness make your elf a hat using another sock. Cut a small section of the toe portion of another sock. Add a tiny puff ball at the top for some extra flair.

Step 14: 

The only thing missing now is the face. Glue on some google eyes and tiny little puff for a nose. Here you can use buttons, sequins or whatever you have.

Step 15: 

Now, you can really get creative and embellish your elf however you like. I added some rosy cheeks and lips with some blush and a cotton swab.

Age: 
Toddler
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Basic: 
Holiday
Craft Length: 
Indefinite (as long as you want!)
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Holiday: 
Christmas
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
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