How to Make Elf Ears Out of Paper

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Elves have surged in popularity because of movies like "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter." It's likely that somewhere down the road your kids will want to dress like a Christmas elf, a beautiful fairy or a character from "Star Trek." In any case, making elf ears out of paper is a simple and child-friendly craft. Put the ears in your child's dress-up trunk so she can be pointy eared any time.

How to Make Elf Ears Out of Paper
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Things You'll Need

  • Manila paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Crayons
  • Markers
Step 1

Draw two triangles on a sheet of manila paper. Outline smaller ears for Christmas elves and longer, pointier ears for fairies.

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Step 2

Cut out the triangles.

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Step 3

Cut the manila paper lengthwise to form a long strip about an inch wide. Hold it around your head and measure how long it needs to be to fit comfortably around the top of the head like a headband. Trim the excess.

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Step 4

Staple the headband.

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Step 5

Decorate the ears. Add some curves to look like real ears or color them. Tape them to the headband, one on each side.

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Tips & Warnings

  • For another way to attach the ears, take a plain plastic headband and tape the ears to that.

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