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.
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- Paper (Our Free How To Draw Template PDF)
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Markers
- Coloring Tools (I recommend Crayola’s 140 Piece Coloring Case)
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Learn to Draw a Cute Xmas Elf for Kids
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Step-by-Step Guide on How To Draw an Elf
- Draw a big round face with a collar beneath it. The collar comes with four-pointed and triangular lines on it.
- Next, draw two curved hairlines on top of the face – a short curved line on the right and a longer one on the left.
- Then, draw two long oval-shaped ears on each side of the elf’s face, two round eyes with two smaller round irises inside its face, a smiling curve below, and a triangular hat with a curvy end and a small round pompom at the end.
- Beneath the elf’s collar, draw a rectangular shirt with oval-shaped sleeves on each side, narrowing as they go downwards.
- Also, don’t forget to draw a short horizontal line on each sleeve near the end, forming the elf’s little hands and a small oval-shaped belt metal right beneath the middle of the shirt.
- Below the shirt, enclose the belt metal with long horizontal lines, connect it with inverted trapezoid-like pants with tiny curvy feet below, divided with a long vertical line in the middle, forming a pair of pants and pair of feet.
- Now we can color this elf with Christmas-themed colors – green shirt, pants, and hat, blonde hair, fair skin complexion, red shoes, orange collar and belt leather, blue irises, white outer eyes, pompons, and belt metal.
- You can also create your own color combination for this tiny little elf, depending on how you like it!
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 Santa’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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