Inspiration: I made these elves as stocking stuffers for my boys many years ago. They are small enough 3”x4” to fit into a stocking or a pocket (rolled up, it is about 1.5" by 1.5"). After the holiday season, my boys would carry their elves in their pockets and would roll them down their torsos in the car or play with them while sitting bored in an airport.
Note: I have entered this Instructable in the Holiday Gifts Contest because these elves are great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers; the Pocket-Sized Contest because these elves easily fit inside a pocket; the Design Competition because I think this design is fabulous; and the 3-D Printer Contest because it would be great to have a 3-D printer to make such items as the head and ball used in this Elf!
Time to make: 30 min.
Cost: less than $2 each
Recommended Ages to make: 10+
Recommended Ages to play with elves: 3+
WARNING: This toy has small parts (especially the 7/8" metal ball) that may be a choking hazard to young children.