Candy Cane Elf

    “Candy Cane Elf,” Friend, Dec. 1991, 10

    Candy Cane Elf

    To make an elf, you will need: a 1″ (2.5 cm) Styrofoam ball, a pencil, a 6″ (15 cm) wrapped candy cane, paper, red and black felt, scissors, glue, and yarn.

    1. With the pencil, poke a hole in the Styrofoam ball.

    2. Push the ball onto the curved end of the candy cane for the elf’s head.

    3. Trace the patterns and cut them out. Using the patterns, cut out two shoes and two mittens from the red felt.

      Shoes and mittens

      shoe, cut two




      mitten, cut two


      nose and mouth, eye—cut two

    4. Glue the shoes on the cane’s long end, and the mittens below the head on the cane’s curved end (see illustration).

    5. Cut out a red felt nose and mouth and two black felt eyes. Glue them in place (see illustration).

    6. Cut the hat from the red felt, and glue it to the head.

    7. To hang the elf, tie a piece of yarn under the shoes (see illustration).