I ended up making sixty of the candy cane elves. SIXTY. eiy-eiy-eiy... but oh so cute *wink*
Here is how I made them if your wanting some elves for yourselves~Here is a printable pattern that you'll need to have to get you going.
For each elf you'll need two candy canes. I used a spot of hot glue to adhere the two candy canes together, then I went over that with some painters tape. Your going to be putting a lot of work into these elves, so make sure they don't fall apart by just taping them, use the hot glue too.
Next, I added green boots to the legs of the elf. I used double sided sticky tape to hold them in place on the actual candy cane. I then used hot glue to seal the boots together. I punched out glittery small circles using a hole punch and hot glued them to both sides of the tip of each boot for a cute finishing touch. For the tunic I put a spot of hot glue on the painters tape and and a dot on each bottom edge of the top to keep it closed and in place.
Once the tunic and the boots were in place it was just a matter of attaching the face. I used red chalk for the cheeks and a sharpie for the eyes and mouth. On the pattern sheet is a printable for the cheek and eye placement along with a pattern for the mouth too. This way every elf is uniform in appearance.
After the features are put on the face I attached the hair and the hat. I made a neck piece out of a piece of pipe cleaner about 1 1/2 inches long which I wrapped with red paper. This is made to basically attach the head to the body.
I then used some hot glue to close the two head pieces together sandwiching the pipe cleaner neck in between.
With a dab of hot glue on the front and back of the pipe cleaner I simply inserted the neck piece into the top of the opening of the tunic.
I added a red bow at the neck and a small white pom-pom at the top of the hat. Looks just like an "Elf on the shelf" doesn't it?
I decided not to add any mittens to the little elves as they just looked to big. Did I mention I made SIXTY.... sixty... six-0.... 60.... #bestNanaever