These gnome crafts for kids are perfect for Fall – which is also gnome season! Make gnomes out of paper plates, cardboard tubes, sticks & more!
Imagine having the power to move through the earth as easily as you move through air, over the ground. Now, wouldn’t that be simply amazing? Well, that’s how gnomes move!
In fact, the word ‘gnome’ is derived from the Latin word gēnomos, which translates into ‘earth dweller’. If you’re wondering why gnomes live underground, it’s probably because they don’t like interacting with humans and also because they’re guarding some serious treasure down there!
Gnomes also feature in popular culture, called ‘Earthmen’ in The Chronicles of Narnia, and also seen in the Harry Potter books. While you revisit these old favorites, let’s go ahead and have some fun making these cute gnome crafts for kids!
15 Cute and Fun Gnome Crafts for Kids
These adorable gnome puppets for kids are great for whatever Halloween show you are planning for this year! We’ve got a whole collection of paper bag puppets that you can use to add to the cast of your show!
Gnomes don’t always have to be male – these pretty Waldorf gnome dolls prove so! These dolls are decorated with multiple materials and is an opportunity for kids to run wild with their imagination.
If you’re having trouble expressing your feelings toward your special someone, trust this Valentine’s gnome to do it for you! Write a message on the little heart and slip it between his hands!
These gnomes sure look like they’re ready for fall, clutching pumpkins and sunflowers! They’re also ready to hold your place in your favorite book, so your Fall reading goes on uninterrupted!
There’s a gnome for every season and every holiday, as these leprechaun gnomes prove! We love their large orange beards and that little shamrock in their hats – very Irish!
If you can have St. Patrick’s gnome crafts for kids, you can certainly have a version for the Fourth of July! These gnomes’ faces are visible, and they’re ready to celebrate with a sparkler and a flag!
It is back-to-school season now, so these gnome crafts for kids from Simple Everyday Mom are perfect for little ones starting a new academic year! The design of these gnomes is quite clever – the hats are shaped like pencils and they’re holding apples!
We enjoy making felt crafts, and this project from Sugar Spice and Glitter shows us that felt needn’t be restricted to plushies – you can also make gnomes out of them!
What if you could create a gnome wedding? What would it look like? Well, these gnome puppets from Hello Creative Family can help you plan your own gnome wedding and add any details that you like!
Next on our list of gnome crafts for kids is a project from Repeat Crafter Me that makes use of the ever-versatile cardboard tubes to create some adorable gnomes with colorful hats. These would be great for small world play or for creating a fantasy land diorama.
Gnomes can be found everywhere, but there is quite a community of them in the forest! Picklebums gives us a free printable which helps us create a full set of forest gnomes, complete with everything they need!
You’ve seen how we can make gnome crafts for kids out of craft sticks, cardboard tubes and other materials, but Big Family Blessings shows us that we can also make them out of our own handprints!
Gnomes are quite versatile, in the sense that they can be used for all kinds of occasions. This isn’t just for holidays, but also for personal events like birthdays. Get the printable from Paper Tree Creations to use in cards or gift tags.
If you can have gnomes for Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July, you certainly need them for Christmas! Red Ted Art gives us step-by-step instructions to make some colorful Christmas special gnomes.
Did you know that you can turn paper plates into gnome crafts for kids? Well, Non Toy Gifts shows us how to do it, and we love that you can use these as fun decorative ornaments!
Aren’t these gnome crafts for kids super cute? You’ll find that these are perfect for all ages, and you can also use them for multiple purposes, like decor, gifts or handmade cards. Although gnomes are more popular during Fall season, you can still make these throughout the year, and you don’t have to wait for an occasion or a holiday!
If you enjoyed these gnome crafts, you may also like these crafts based on fantasy creatures: