Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jolly Elves

What you'll need:
One whole chenille stem and a half stem (also known as pipecleaners), small and large beads, wooded face bead, small jingle bell, felt, hot glue gun, scissors, ribbon

How to make it:
HAT Cut a 1.5" diameter semicircle from felt. Wrap the semicircle around from point to point to form a cone, leaving a small opening at the tip; hot glue to secure.

SCARF Cut a 1/2"x4" piece of felt; fringe ends with scissors. Cut a small lengthwise slit about 1 3/4" from end for opposite end of scarf to pass through.

BODY Bend one pipecleaner stem in half and, in the following order, thread materials over the bent point to about halfway down the stem: large bead for body, face bead, felt hat, small jingle bell. Leave about 3/4" above the jingle bell and shape the stem into a loop. Then, starting on opposite ends: Thread 4 small beads onto each leg and bend the ends to form feet. Use the half pipecleaner to make arms by centering and twisting around the elf's nexk area. Thread 4 small beads onto each arm and bend the ends to form hands. Wrap the scarf around the elf's neck, then thread ribbon through the top loop and hang.

Idea orginally from December 2008 edition of Parents magazine