How to Make an Easy Mask For Your Elf on the Shelf, No Matter How Crafty You Are

As Christmas approaches, your Elf on the Shelf will patiently hang with you and your kiddos, waiting for the holiday as they report back to Santa Claus on all the little ones' adventures. But since Elfs on the Shelf are known for their utmost responsibility and duty, it only makes sense they should don a face mask too! Create an opportunity for a learning experience with your kids by making a DIY face mask for your elf – it's easy, and makes for a fun, hands-on activity. Kids will love wearing a face mask just like their elf, and you can even make a few to change up your little pal's look. Ahead, find some of our favorite Elf on the Shelf DIY mask tutorials, for every level of crafter.

click to play video

DIY Elf on the Shelf Face Mask

Not into the idea of sewing? No problem! All you need to outfit your little helper in a mask is a glue gun, glue stick, paper towels, a blue shop towel, and string. Make this mask in a little over five minutes, and you're done! Santa's scout is keeping safe and looking super cute too.

How To Make a Mask For Your Elf on the Shelf

If you don't have a glue gun, that's perfectly okay too – you can still have your Elf on The Shelf looking as responsible as Santa's helper should. Use double-sided tape, scissors, and an old mask to make this super easy one-minute mask for your elf.

Easy Elf on the Shelf Mask Tutorial With Items You Already Have

With Elf on the Shelf masks, the options truly are limitless. This tutorial shows you can use toilet paper (and some tape, scissors, and string) to make your festive buddy a mask of their own. Kids will love how fun and easy this one is, and they'll want to make a mask for themselves to match their favorite helper.

DIY Elf on the Shelf Mask How-To

Did your elf forget their mask after that long trek from the North Pole? No issue at all– with just a glue gun and an old mask, you can keep them in safe quarantine. Add a mason jar for the full effect!

DIY Elf on the Shelf Mask Using A Mask You Already Have

Broken mask? Don't sweat it – this tutorial shows exactly how to cut your mask to shape your holiday scout's tiny face, and how to use a glue gun to keep it together. Santa's merry soldier will look adorable, and remind kids about the importance of mask-wearing.

Band-Aid Elf on the Shelf Mask DIY

One of the easiest Elf on the Shelf mask tutorials out there, this one shows how to simply use a band-aid to make your winter pal a quarantine-approved mask. Use scissors to cut the band-aid appropriately, and simply stick it on their face. Pro tip: buy a pack of rainbow band-aids and change the mask as often as you want!

How To Make a Colorful Elf on the Shelf Mask

If you prefer to go the colorful, printed route for your Elf on the Shelf's mask, use some leftover Christmas fabric, twine, and a glue gun. This tutorial goes step-by-step, making this a perfect, kid-approved DIY (with an adult's help, of course). Make a few out of different fabrics to surprise your kid's with the elf's location and their mask of the day.