How to make Christmas elf costumes for kids

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How to make Christmas elf costumes for kids
Turn your child into a Christmas elf. (Getty Premium images)

Whether the costume is for a school function, a parade float or a family photograph, some events require that a child be adorned in an elf costume. One of these festive costumes can be purchased at a Christmas speciality store or a shopping centre for quite a lot of money. Or, a parent or caregiver could construct a Christmas elf costume at home in a matters of hours with the assistance of the little elf-in-training.

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Things you need

  • Over-sized green vest
  • Over-sized red turtle neck
  • Scissors
  • Red fabric buttons
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Red pom poms
  • Green pom poms
  • Ankle-length slipper socks
  • Jingle bell
  • Santa Claus hat
  • Newspaper
  • Glitter paint
  • Paint brush
  • Green tights
  • Gold rope
  • Blush
  • Blush brush

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  1. 1

    Cut the bottom of the green vest and red turtle neck in a zig zag pattern.

  2. 2

    Remove the buttons from the vest and replace them with red fabric buttons. Attach the buttons with a needle and thread or fabric glue.

  3. 3

    Glue red and green pom poms, alternating colours, around the opening of the slipper socks. They should form a circle.

  4. 4

    Glue one large red pom to the middle of the sock's toes. Glue a bell right next to the pom.

  5. 5

    Stuff balls of newspaper into a Santa hat to create the elf's hat.

  6. 6

    Write the child's name on the front of the elf hat with glitter paint.

  7. 7

    Dress the child in a pair of green tights, the turtle neck, the vest, the slipper socks and the hat. Tie a gold rope around the child's waist for a belt.

  8. 8

    Give your child rosy cheeks with blush.

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