I have a little work desk buddy that looks sort of like my husband haha. So I keep this little guy I found at Dollar Tree on my office desk to cheer me up. I didn’t think of this until I realized this little elf tutorial looks almost exactly like this little guy. Cute huh? Let’s draw this happy Christmas elf step by step for kids.

How To Draw Tutorials For Kids ELF XMAS HOLIDAY ELVES Step by step for kids easy simple guide

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  • How-To-Draw Template – International (A4) or U.S. Size (8.5×11 in)
  • Sketching Pencil
  • Polymer Eraser
  • Outline Marker
  • Coloring Tools

๐ŸŽจ Parents: The only tools you need for these how-to-draw tutorials are: eraser, pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.

Learn to Draw a Cute Xmas Elf for Kids

Trivia About Elves!

  • Elves firstly appeared in German mythology during ancient medieval times.
  • According to old Norse myths, elves were capable of being good or bad.
  • Elves became associated and popularized with Christmas when images of elves in Santaโ€™s workshop appeared in magazines in the 1800s.
  • Elves are known to be short, pointy ears, childlike with rosy cheeks. They’re typically dressed in green, white, and red with pointy hats.
  • The most popular elf these days is named ‘Buddy’ played by Will Farrell in the film also called “Elf.”


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