I just love this Dollar Store Cutting Board Elf and wonder why I didn’t think of this idea sooner!. Use craft sticks and a cutting board from your local dollar store, create this quick and easy Christmas elf in about half an hour.
This is the perfect addition to your holiday home decor or your festive tiered tray. Your friends and family will never know how easy this trendy craft was to create! Ideal for a Christmas bazaar or as a craft to with Scout/Guide groups too.
DOLLAR STORE CUTTING BOARD ELF
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
- Unfinished Wooden Cutting Board – Dollar Store
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Store
- Pom Poms, Red Tinsel – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Green, Pink, Flesh Tone Color of Choice
- Craft Felt – Neon Green
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
- Sponge Dabber – Dollar Store
- Permanent Black Marker
- PATTERNS FOR CUTTING BOARD ELF
Gather all supplies. Place the ruler toward the top of the cutting board and draw a line with a pencil.
Basecoat the bottom half of the cutting board with flesh tone color of choice acrylic craft paint. Basecoat the top half of the cutting board with green acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Cut two jumbo craft sticks in half, attach both sets of halves together with an additional piece of jumbo craft stick using a glue gun and glue sticks. Download, print, and cut out the CUTTING BOARD ELF PATTERNS. Trace the elf ear pattern onto the double craft stick with a pencil. Flip the pattern, and trace on the other double craft stick. Make sure that you have a right ear and a left ear. Cut out the elf ears with scissors. Trim the rounded end from a jumbo craft stick to become the nose.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Basecoat the elf ears and nose with flesh tone color of choice acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Trace the elf hat pattern onto neon green craft felt with a marker. Cut out inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project.
Attach the felt hat trim to the bottom edge of the painted hat with a glue gun and glue sticks. Wrap around the sides and secure on the back of the cutting board.
Attach the craft stick ears to the right and left side of the elf’s face with a glue gun and glue sticks. Use the photo as a guide for placement.
Attach two wiggle eyes and the nose to the elf with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Create cheeks by dipping a sponge dabber into pink acrylic craft paint. Stamp on either side of the elf’s face and set aside to dry.
Glue six mini red tinsel pom poms to each point of the elf’s hat. Attach one jumbo red tinsel pom pom to the top of the cutting board handle with a glue gun and glue sticks.
To finish, draw a smile from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.