It’s almost time for the Elves to return. And whether your elves are mischievous little elves or sweet little visitors that sometimes leave gifts, this DIY project is for you! My kiddos never had an Elf visitor, but my niece and nephew do, and I help my sister with activities and ideas for their elves. This fun DIY Elf Chair is perfect for small dolls and action figures after the holidays too.
Elf on the Shelf Activities
Last year, I made chipboard beds for my niece and nephew’s elves, and they were a big hit. This year, I made a Hot Cocoa Stand for the elves, a Christmas Elf Sleigh and Gifts for them to arrive with, and this awesome chair.
I love the idea of a North Pole Breakfast, and I hope I can convince my sister to host one with the kids. If these ideas don’t work for your family and the elves, check out these Elf on The Shelf Ideas.
Make a Christmas Elf Chair
Before you can get started on making a chair for your little holiday visitors, you will need a few supplies. If you are a crafter, you likely already have most of the items in your craft stash!
You will need
Paint and a Paintbrush
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Open this Cut File, and cut it out. Don’t forget to use the strong grip mat and masking tape to secure the chipboard in place.
Weed the excess chipboard.
Begin to assemble the free Elf of the Shelf chair. I hot glued toothpicks to the chair sides to act as a ledge for the seat back and bottom to sit on. Add a bead of hot glue to the side of the chair back and glue to one side of the chair. Repeat with the chair seat and front.
Add a bead of glue to the exposed side of the chair back, seat, and front and place the other side of the chair on to the glue. You may need an extra pair of hands to make sure you get the chair legs aligned so the chair is stable.
Hot Glue toothpicks to the back and undersides to add more stability.
Paint the chair.
Once the paint is dry, the chair is ready for the elves!