Valentine’s Theme Gnome Papercraft

This Valentine’s Day Gnome papercraft is super simple to make with this easy tutorial and free printable template. Kids (and adults) of all ages will love crafting together! 

Valentine’s Theme Gnome Papercraft

Is anyone else totally loving the gnome trend this year? I swear I tried to grab some cute gnome decor, and it sold out in minutes, I swear. Thankfully I can still get my fix of Valentine’s Day Gnomes with this fun Gnome papercraft. You and the kids will love creating this fun craft together! Pair this craft with the heart stitch craft, and your kids will have a blast around the craft table together.  

How to make Valentine’s Day Gnome Papercraft

Supplies:

craft supplies to make gnome craft

Directions

Step 1

Select colored craft papers for the gnome crafts. The template includes hat, body, nose, beard, braids, and heart shapes. Trace the patterns on colored craft papers of your choice.  

Step 2

pieces for gnome paper craft

For the male gnome, glue the nose near the top side of the beard pattern (straight side). For the female gnome, glue the nose near the top side of the body (clothe) pattern. 

Step 3

two gnome bodies

Glue the beard on the top side of the body (clothe) pattern selected for the male gnome. Stick the braid patterns on both sides of the body pattern selected for the female gnome. 

Step 4

two red hats and four pink hearts

Grab the hat and the heart shapes. 

Step 5

two red paper hats for gnome paper craft

Attach the heart shapes on the paper hat however you would like.

Step 6

gnome papercraft with hats on

Glue the paper hats on the top side of the gnome body patterns, slightly overlapping the nose on the top side. 

Step 7

Attach the paper gnomes on popsicle sticks to complete the craft. 

Tips and Tricks

  • We designed this craft to be a popsicle stick craft, but you can always enlarge the pattern and create a bigger gnome to display. 
  • Allow your kids to have fun choosing different colors or designs of paper. Maybe, throw in a couple of patterns. You can easily create a whole family of gnomes pretty quickly. 
  • You can use this pattern over and over throughout the year for other holidays as well. Just omit the hearts on the hat. 

More Valentine’s Day Ideas

Kids love Valentine’s Day and why not, right? It is the perfect way for them to express their love to friends and family. We have some other great ideas to get them (and you) in the spirit of the season! 

Start off with this fun Strawberry slime! They will love the smell of it as well as manipulating it. The great thing about slime is it really helps strengthen fine motor skills. 

If you want to get your kids moving download and print this fun Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt! They will love searching high and low for all the items on their list. 

If you want to get the kids in the kitchen and are feeling brave, take on making these fun Valentine’s M&M Hot Cocoa bombs! Your kids will love the final result! 

And if you are still feeling crafty, make this fun Paper Flower Basket craft and turn it into a fun Valentine’s Day card for a loved one. 

It’s always a good idea to add some fun new books into the mix. We love I Spy Activities and this I Spy Valentine’s Day Book is perfect for younger aged kids. Of course, you can’t go wrong with Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink either, there is a reason this is a best seller! 

We can’t wait to see your creations! Be sure to tag me in stories @micheletripple and use #frostingandglue so that we know what you are making and what you want more of! 

Valentine’s Theme Gnome Papercraft

two gnome papercraft puppets on popsicle sticks

This Valentine’s Day Gnome papercraft is super simple to make with this easy tutorial and free printable template. Kids (and adults) of all ages will love crafting together! 

Materials

  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Template

Instructions

    Step 1

    Select colored craft papers for the gnome crafts. The template includes hat, body, nose, beard, braids, and heart shapes. Trace the patterns on colored craft papers of your choice.  

    Step 2

    For the male gnome, glue the nose near the top side of the beard pattern (straight side). For the female gnome, glue the nose near the top side of the body (clothe) pattern. 

    Step 3

    Glue the beard on the top side of the body (clothe) pattern selected for the male gnome. Stick the braid patterns on both sides of the body pattern selected for the female gnome. 

    Step 4

    Grab the hat and the heart shapes. 

    Step 5

    Attach the heart shapes on the paper hat however you would like.

    Step 6

    Glue the paper hats on the top side of the gnome body patterns, slightly overlapping the nose on the top side. 

    Step 7

    Attach the paper gnomes on popsicle sticks to complete the craft. 


Notes

  • We designed this craft to be a popsicle stick craft, but you can always enlarge the pattern and create a bigger gnome to display. 
  • Allow your kids to have fun choosing different colors or designs of paper. Maybe, throw in a couple of patterns. You can easily create a whole family of gnomes pretty quickly. 
  • You can use this pattern over and over throughout the year for other holidays as well. Just omit the hearts on the hat.

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