This is a fun project for you to make your students into little elves. We start with a little writing assignment thinking of someone we'd like to do something special for. Once students have gone through the writing process with that, they can start to construct their elf. Take photos of your kiddos (it's fun for them to make silly faces- if they want) and print those out (I usually print them landscape orientation two per page side by side).
I copy the blacklines on red, green and white construction paper. For the white on the hat, students either cut out the circles and then glue them onto the hat backwards (so the lines don't show) or use cotton balls. Students use adding machine tape for arms and legs and creatively color their elf boots! I also use glitter for vest buttons. Enjoy!