You kids have heard of the elves and the Shoemaker story. But if you haven’t this craft will be more exciting for you. The elves and the Shoemaker is a viral kids’ story for Christmas. I will tell you a small summary of the story at the end of this The Elves and The Shoemaker Story Puppets
How To Make Elves and The Shoemaker Story Puppets
- Craft papers.
- Cardstock paper.
- Popsicle Sticks.
Download The Elves and The Shoemaker PDF Templates FREE:
Elves and The Shoemaker Images and step by step Instructions:
Step 1: Cut Out The Patterns:
Download the templates for the elves and the shoemaker short story, Use colorful craft papers to cut out the elves and the shoemaker characters.
Step 2: Glue The Shoes:
Glue the shoemaker’s shoes with his pants, glue the wife’s shoe on the bottom part of the dress and glue the elf’s shoes with its pants.
Step 3:Glue The Hands and Dress:
Now glue the elf’s and the shoemaker character’s hands with their sleeves.
Then, glue the shoemaker’s overalls with his outfit and the wife’s apron with her dress. And glue the elf’s shirt with his pants.
Step 5: Make The Paper Elves:
Glue the elf’s hair on top of his head. Then, glue his hat on top of his head. Glue the paper elf’s body with his head.
Similarly, make the other elf glue a popsicle stick on the back of the elves. Use colorful pens to draw their faces.
Step 6: Make The Shoemaker and The Wife Puppets:
In the templates, you will see red areas on the character’s hair that you need carefully cut.
Then place the character’s hair through the slit and apply glue.
Glue the paper cut-out heads with the paper cut-out clothes.
Draw the faces using colorful pens. Then, glue popsicle sticks on the back of the paper puppet characters.
Hurray! And your puppets are ready to play with.
The elves and the Shoemaker is a very popular kids’ story for Christmas. I will tell you a small summary of the story before we get started with the popsicle stick puppets.
I won’t go into too much detail about the story because I’ve heard and read so many different versions of it. But the most common understanding of the story goes like this.
Once upon a time, there lived a shoemaker and his wife. The Shoemaker made shoes out of leather to earn his living. The Shoemaker was very poor. One day he ran out of money to buy new leather. He had only one piece of leather left. So the Shoemaker decided to make one last pair of shoes and sell it in the shoe market. He worked all day to make the shoe. It was already really late at night and he still hadn’t finished making the shoes.
The Shoemaker thought he might take a break and finish making the shoe the next morning. When the Shoemaker returned to his workshop the next morning he was more surprised than ever. There was a nice pair of shoes sitting on the table. He was shocked. The Shoemaker immediately knew what to do. He took the pair of shoes to the shoe market and sold them at a good price. Later that night the Shoemaker told his wife about the whole incident, and she was also amazed. So the next day the Shoemaker cut some leather and left them in the workshop.
The next morning, he was surprised to see the same result. This went on for weeks, every day the Shoemaker discovered beautiful pairs of shoes and sandals. The Shoemaker earned lots of money, and he had enough to build a good home and buy good food. One day the Shoemaker and his wife wanted to see who is secretly helping them and wanted to thank them.
So they stayed hidden in the workshop at night, and what they saw surprised them even more. Two little happy dancing elves entered the workshop and they made beautiful pairs of shoes and left the workshop. The Shoemaker and his wife wanted to show gratitude towards the elves, so they made the elves new clothes and shoes and left them in the workshop, since it was Christmas eve they also decorated the workshop. The two elves were really happy to see the gifts and happily put them on.
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Here is another Winter craft you can try, check out this cute Olaf bookmark we made.