Frozen fans, this Princess Elsa Papercraft is the perfect project for you this season! Comes with a free printable that helps you build this pretty craft!
What’s one thing common between Disney movies like Cinderella, Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty? The plots are pretty straightforward, and the characters are pretty one-dimensional – the bad guys are evil and the good guys are great!
These movies are nice to watch, but the problem is that the Disney princesses were, well, just too fictional. However, as time went by, Disney heroines underwent a transformation, and we began to get more complex characters with shades of grey – and now we were able to relate to them!
My favorites in this new breed of princess are Mulan, Merida, Tiana, and of course – Elsa from Frozen! It was such a pleasure to see a Disney movie where two princesses were the lead, and the males were in the background!
Since the weather is chilly and we’re all in the festive spirit, it seems to be the right time to play around with a free printable Frozen Princess Elsa papercraft! It’s a really easy craft to make, and the result is quite impressive!
Free Printable Frozen Princess Elsa Papercraft
- White cardboard or thick card stock
- Colored craft paper in blue, pink, and white
- Yellow crepe paper
- Black marker
- Glue gun with a glue stick
How to make the Princess Elsa Papercraft:
1. Download and print the template for the Princess Elsa papercraft. The template is quite simple and includes the head and torso, leg, dress, and cape.
2. Trace the parts of the template onto the appropriate paper. For the torso and leg, use white cardboard, while going with blue for the dress. Cut out the pieces carefully.
3. Using a glue gun, attach the dress to the torso, so it rests below the shoulders. Stick the leg behind the dress so it appears through the slit.
4. While Elsa may not be Rapunzel, she still has long golden hair! Let’s make this using some yellow crepe paper.
5. Cut the yellow crepe paper into three long rectangular strips, as shown below.
6. Twist each long strip carefully to create three yellow coils.
7. Bring one end of each coil together and start braiding them, as you would do regular hair. Continue braiding till you reach the end.
8. Now that the braid is ready, attach it to the princess Elsa papercraft base with a glue gun.
9. When sticking the braid, make sure it goes around the head and falls in front of the body.
10. Use plain white paper to make Elsa’s cape. You can simply cut a trapezoid shape that’s large enough to go around Elsa’s shoulders.
11. Stick the cape to the back of the princess Elsa papercraft.
12. We’re nearly done! Take your black marker and draw in some facial features for Elsa. Make her smile!
13. For a final touch, cut out two small circles from pink craft paper for Elsa’s cheeks. Stick them on either side of the face.
That’s it! Your Frozen princess Elsa papercraft is ready!
We love how this princess Elsa papercraft has just a few parts, but still manages to include different kinds of paper! Young kids will need help with the glue gun, but older kids should be able to manage just fine. You can even add some string to the back and turn it into a pretty ornament for your tree. Perfect for a Frozen-themed Christmas tree!
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