Looking for even MORE ideas to get creative with the Elf on the Shelf? That crafty rascal can visit your home one morning with a fun ugly sweater craft activity to keep the kids busy this holiday season. Download the free printable template to create sweaters out of paper then decorate with craft materials of choice.
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Let’s face it, not ever craft your child creates is worthy of being in the Smithsonian for beautiful art. The news about this Christmas craft is that isn’t meant to be ugly! This is a great project for your Elf on the Shelf to bring but it can also be done anytime by anyone.
First, download my free printable template. Use it as it or if your child is old enough, they can cut it out. Use it as a template to trace onto construction paper or decorate the white sheet with lots of colorful art supplies.
UPDATE: I’ve removed my URL from the printable so feel free to print as is without any suspicion!
Next, dig into your craft stash for anything! Literally you can do this with just markers or glue some pom poms on top. The possibilities are endless! Tip: If they want to make more than one, display the ugly sweaters clothesline style and admire all the ugly sweater crafts hanging up for the holidays!
Pair this ugly sweater craft with a little sweet treat! Use a sweater cookie cutter to create a basic shape with cookies or Rice Krispies treats.
Let the kids decorate them with an assortment of candies and icing or create them yourself and go ugly!
This project is just one of the many new Elf on the Shelf ideas from my Elf on the Shelf printable schedule for a 5 year old!
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