DIY Valentine Paper Gnome Craft for All Ages

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Valentine Paper Gnome

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Valentine’s Day is a great time to get crafty and show your loved ones how much you care. With this Valentine’s Paper Gnome Craft, you can have a fun and creative activity to do with your family, no matter what your crafting experience is!

Gnomes seem to have taken over the crafting craze and we love the for their adorable loveable character. 

Simply cut out the gnome template (scroll down below to the craft instruction card), glue it together, and decorate it with your favorite paper. 

This unique and fun decoration or gift is sure to make this Valentine’s Day even more special. You can mix and match colors and patterns to create a one-of-a-kind gnome. 

Plus, you can use the paper gnome to create other crafts like Valentine cards or adorable framed art. So get creative and have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Paper Gnome

Valentine Paper Gnome

Valentine Paper Gnome

Valentine Paper Gnome Craft Overview

This Valentine’s Day craft is perfect for kids of all ages. The free printable template makes it easy to create a paper gnome, no matter what your crafting experience looks like! 

All you need is the free printable template, scissors, glue, and your favorite paper. The template is simple and easy to follow, making it great for beginners and experienced crafters alike.

Enjoy the process of making your own paper gnome and have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.

Fun Activities to Do with Valentine Paper Gnome

Card Exchange

Transform the paper gnome into a unique Valentine’s Day card for your family and friends. Cut out the template and trace it on your favorite paper. 

Decorate the gnome with colors and patterns, then write a heartfelt message inside and attach it to the card. This special card will be a one-of-a-kind gift that your family and friends will love. 

Photo Booth

Create a Valentine’s Day photo booth with the paper gnome as the centerpiece. Have friends and family take photos of themselves with the gnome and send them to each other. 

This is a great way to capture special memories and share them with loved ones. 

Scavenger Hunt

Hide the paper gnome around the house and organize a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for your family and friends. 

Whoever finds the gnome first wins a special prize. This is a great way to bring the family together for some fun and games. 

You can also write words of affirmation on each gnome and hang them up the door for your child to find on Valentine morning!

Table Centerpiece 

Place the paper gnome at the center of your Valentine’s Day table. This is sure to be a showstopper that will add some extra charm to your dinner. 

Have fun decorating the gnome and creating a festive atmosphere for your Valentine’s dinner.

Valentine Paper Gnome

Valentine Paper Gnome

Why Make a Valentine Paper Gnome Craft

Fun and Creative Activity

The Valentine Paper Gnome Craft is simple to make and only needs a few basic materials, making it ideal for both beginner and seasoned crafters. 

Paper cutting is a fantastic fine motor skill for kids to practice. 

Additionally, you can play around with colors and patterns to give your gnome a unique look or color him in to express your kids’ creativity.

Valentine Favor Idea

Paper gnomes make adorable Valentine’s Day decor for classmates! Kids can write the names of their friends to hand them out, perhaps with a small Valentine treat. 

Easy Printable Template

Even if you’re new to crafting, it’s easy to make a paper gnome thanks to our free printable template (download below in our craft instruction card(. This makes it simple for kids as well!

The template is simple to follow and you probably already have scissors, glue and paper at home to get started. 

Express your creativity

The paper gnome allows you to add a personal touch to your Valentine’s Day celebration. You can customize the gnome with colors and patterns that reflect your kids’ creativity. 

Add a tinker tray with crafty bits kids love like pom poms, buttons or pipe cleaners for kids to make their gnome stand out!

Valentine Paper Gnome

Valentine Paper Gnome

Valentine Paper Gnome – Materials: 

Various colored paper of your choice



Free printable Gnome Template (download below in the craft card instruction box)

Valentine Paper Gnome

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DIY Valentine Paper Gnome Craft for All Ages 

DIY Valentine Paper Gnome Craft for All Ages 



  1. Print out the template (the gnomes come in 3 different sizes so choose the one you want!)
  2. Cut the pieces out with your colored paper of choice. Glue them as shown.
  3. For the nose you can give it dimension by making a small paper accordion to glue underneath before gluing to the face (but that is optional!)
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Valentine paper gnome


Kids of all ages can enjoy this simple and entertaining craft. You can share the free template with your children to encourage their creativity.

This unique and fun decoration or gift will undoubtedly add to the fun and specialness of this Valentine’s Day.

The possibilities are endless, so get crafting! You can also use the paper gnome to create cards or favors for friends and family. 

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