These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies!These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Paper Gnomes

There is something so cute about gnomes and they are popping up all over the place.

We created a fun paper gnome earlier in the season but wanted to make it a bit easier for the younger crafters.

So we are sticking with simple basic shapes to create this cute paper gnome scene.

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Construction Paper Gnome Supplies

  • Construction Paper. White, Brown, Green, and Gnome colors of choice.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue Stick.
  • One Piece of Cardstock. This is to create your scene.
  • Skin Tone Marker.
  • .5″ Hole Punch. You could also use scissors here.

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Simple shapes gnome craft

Start by cutting out basic shapes. If you need to trace these onto the paper for your kids that works too!

Rectangles for the bodies. These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Triangles for the hats. Line up the bottom of the triangle with one of the sides of the squares. This way they are the same width.These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Then cut some brown rectangles for tree trunks and green triangles for treetops. These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Next to make the beards.

To make sure that the beards are shorter than the paper gnome’s body, set a body on the white paper. Use the body as a guide to draw a line across the bottom of the white paper.These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

You also want the beards to be the same width as the hats. Place the triangle onto the white paper and draw a few dashes.

If you are making more than one paper gnome, just accordion fold the white paper before you add your dashes. These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Then when you cut the triangle, it will cut multiple layers at once!These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Cut a wavy line along the width of the same piece of white paper. This will be your snow! These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Now it is time to assemble your scene. Use a bit of glue to attach the snow to your background.These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Then your trees. Glue the brown trunk down first.These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Then add the green tops.These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

To create each gnome simply glue down a rectangle with a triangle hat right on top. It will look like a little house.

Next, add on the white beard triangle. These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

Last, on a scrap of your white paper color a bit of your skin tone and punch out a circle for the nose. 

Add a dab of glue and place the nose halfway between the beard and hat. These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

This creates such a fun little scene. You could easily turn these into holiday cards too!

We hope you enjoyed this simple paper gnome craft using basic shapes.

Please pin this preschool craft to your favorite Pinterest board!These easy paper gnomes use simple shapes to create. They are perfect for Christmas crafting, learning shapes, or just an afternoon of fun! Plus they use construction paper, which is one of our favorite craft supplies! #papergnomes #christmasgnomes #shapecraft #constructionpaper #gnomeactivity #craftsforkids #christmascraft #classroom #toddler #preschool #twitchetts

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