"The Xmas elf"
created by: Helen-Carol Soucy
Supplies necessary to make each mini-elf:
Note 1: Some "head" beads have already some painted face features
on them, such as eyes & mouth. Some even have hair painted on top.
But if you're unable to get these already painted bead, just get a plain
wooden bead, and some acrylic paint to color the bead (skin color of your
choice). You will need also some paint for the eyes and mouth: pink or
red paint for the mouth; blue, green, brown or black paint for the eyes,
if you're not using the wiggled plastic eyes.
One 1" (25 mm) diameter wooden bead (the head), acrylic paints and/or
Two (5 mm) wiggled plastic eyes (optional)
One plastic tube 3/4" (approx. 20 mm) diameter
by 1 3/4" (approx.45 mm) long (for the body)
Two pipe-cleaners, (the arms & legs) either skin tone, white,
light pink, brown or the color of your choice, (ex.: you may use two tone
pipe-cleaners, such as green & red, or red & white, or green &
white, for the elf's arms & legs).
Two small heart shape plastic beads (the shoes) color to match the
Two pony plastic beads, skin tone, white or brown (the hands).
Scrap of felt for the clothing, refer to the pattern.
Scrap of lace, narrow ribbon, small flowers, to decorate girl or
lady's clothing, (matching with the fabric color).
For the hair: use some craft "Curly Hair", or scrap of fine
wool or embroidery floss, the color of your choice: yellow, brown,
red, black, white or grey for elderly mini-doll.
Cisors, pins, needle & thread (matching colors), "Tacky" craft
glue, wire cutter, a pair of long nose plier; hot glue gun (optional)
should be handled with care by adults only.
One small white pompom (or the glitter one), or one small bell (approx.
1/2 inch diameter) to decorate the hat.
Gold or silver 3-D accrylic paint for fabric, or gold or silver seed beads
(to garnish the clothes)
6 inches gold or silver thin cord (optional: for the elf to be hung up
in Xmas tree)
Note 2: Plastic tube (recycled from empty paper roll used
for cash register or adding machine) mesured 3/4" diameter by 1 3/4" long.
(Ask a grocery or convenience store clerk to keep them for you.) If it's
a little bigger, just adjust the pattern to fit your plastic tube. When
I created these mini-dolls, I kept in mind, to use recycled material. If
you're unable to obtain such plastic tube, there are other alternatives:
refer to the body section, next page.
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mini-dolls - Body, Arms and Legs
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