The Elf on the Shelf® and Elf Pets® are characters in their very own books. They’re excited to share them with your family and their arctic friends thanks to these tiny printable books. Featured books include The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, Elf Pets: A Reindeer Tradition, Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition, Elf Pets: An Arctic Fox Tradition and The Elf on the Shelf’s Night Before Christmas.
All Wrapped Up
Your Scout Elf is wrapped up in their newest idea! With some festive Christmas wrapping paper and a gift bow, your elf will turn themselves into a perfectly wrapped present.
- Wrapping paper
- Gift bow
- Your Scout Elf will wrap themself up with wrapping paper.
- They will add a gift bow to their hat for a finishing touch!
Have you ever played a game of tic-tac-toe Christmas style? With this holiday-inspired set up by your Scout Elf, now you can! Who will win?
- Washi tape
- Two different colored gift bows
- First, your elf will use washi tape to create a tic-tac-toe board.
- Then, they will choose one colored gift bow and tape it to a spot on the board.
- When you find them, it’ll be your turn!
Breakfast…Scout Elf Style!
Breakfast just got a whole lot SWEETER with the help of your sugar-loving, inventive Scout Elf, who’s dreamed up a silly, sweet breakfast for you to enjoy.
- Your Scout Elf learned a thing or two from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, so they whipped up a sugary, sweet breakfast by spreading icing on toast and then topping it with sprinkles. Voila!
Candy Cane Garden
Your Scout Elf has a green “Christmas” thumb. With a little watering and patience, they will grow full-size candy canes!
- Soft peppermint candies
- Mini and full-sized candy canes
- Small bucket or cup
- Crushed chocolate cookies
- Mini watering tin
- Your Scout Elf will tend to a candy cane garden. First, they will plant soft peppermint candies in crushed chocolate cookies (dirt) and water them with a mini watering tin.
- Soon, the soft peppermint candies will grow into mini candy canes before finally reaching full-sized candy canes!
Christmas Movie Night Tips
Lights, camera, action! Get ready for at-home movie night with your Scout Elf and Elf Pets. With this caddy filled with snacks, you’ll be ready to grab a blanket and tune in for showtime.
- Snack caddy or bento box
- Individual snack bags
- Movie snacks i.e. popcorn, candy, fruit, etc.
- Elf Pets® Reindeer
- Wrapping paper
- Christmas movies or animated specials i.e. this season’s new Elf Pets: Santa’s Reindeer Rescue
- First, your elf will fill a snack caddy or bento box with your favorite movie snacks.
- Then, they will wrap your favorite Christmas movies or animated specials and store them in a bin.
- Finally, they will hang out with the Elf Pets® Reindeer until you find them. Together, you all can sit down for a cozy movie night!
Cozy Christmas Cabin Playset
It’s Elf Pets playtime! Your Scout Elf will love watching you play with your furry friends thanks to this pet playset.
- Your Scout Elf will bring with them the Elf Pets Christmas Cabin Playset and leave it out.
- Then, you can use it to play with your furry friends!
Christmas Pancake Party
It’s a festive flapjack party when your Scout Elf returns home for the holidays! They’ll make a grand entrance by whipping up delicious pancakes for you all to enjoy together.
- Pancakes prepared according to favorite recipe
- Array of fruit, candy and other toppings depending on the pancake
- Mini marshmallows
- Mini and regular chocolate chips
- Brown decorating icing
- Blue decorating icing
- Powdered sugar
- Dried cherries
- Dried mangos
- Blue coated candies
- Yellow chocolate coated candy
- Your Scout Elf will get busy in the kitchen whipping up a batch up pancakes.
- Then, they will use an array of fruit, candy and other toppings to create pancakes that resemble themself or their furry friends!
Hot Cocoa Treat
Mini Milk and Cookies
- Cookie dough
- 1 oz. glasses (the perfect size for a shot of milk!)
- Using the smallest drinking glasses they can find, your elf will create a small snack to show you how Scout Elves enjoy cookies at the North Pole!
- First, your elf will use cookie dough to create tiny elf-sized chocolate chip cookies and bake them according to the package instructions.
- Once the cookies are complete, your elf will use a knife to cut a small slit in the cookie so that it can be placed on the rim of the 1 oz. glass so they have a shot of milk to wash down the cookie.
- After pouring the milk and adding a festive straw, your elf is ready to show your family this fun-sized snack!
Festive Friends & Fun Games
- Painter’s tape
- Red marker
- Green marker
- Small party hats
- Toys or stuffed animals
- Leave it up to your Scout Elf to create a game night everyone wants to be a part of! To get all their friends together, your elf created a tic-tac-toe board by crisscrossing four pieces of painter’s tape.
- To make the game more festive, your elf used red and green markers to mark marshmallows with X’s and O’s.
- Finally, your elf invited all their friends—including the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard and Elf Pets® Reindeer—to host a night of festive fun!
Sweet Snowy Scene
- Mini bottles
- Glue dots
- Powdered donut holes
- Orange writing icing
- Coconut shavings
- Sugary sweetness abounds in this snowy—and edible—scene created by your elf! To create this indoor winter oasis, your elf will start by laying a foundation of coconut shavings as “snow.”
- Next, your elf will create mini bottles of milk decorated to look like snowmen! To do that, your elf uses glue dots to attach buttons to the front of each bottle.
- After filling the bottles with milk, your elf will wrap a licorice scarf around the neck of the bottle.
- A marshmallow makes the perfect head for the snowman, and your elf will hold it in place with a festive straw.
- Your elf will use sprinkles, orange writing icing and licorice to create a smiley snowman face on the marshmallow.
- Finally, your elf will gather a big pile of powdered donut hole “snowballs” and wait for you to find their festive treats.
Reindeer Chocolate Milk
- Clear mugs
- Chocolate milk
- Paper straws
- Orange pom-poms
- Googly eyes
- Brown pipe cleaners
- Scout Elves at Play® tools: Cheery Chair
- Your Scout Elf will craft a cocoa treat that looks like the Elf Pets® Reindeer, the perfect touch for a morning meal or official North Pole Breakfast! To start, your elf will use brown pipe cleaners to create “antlers” by wrapping two smaller pieces of pipe cleaner (approximately 2 ½ inches long) around the top of one longer piece of pipe cleaner (approximately 5 inches long).
- Using tape, your Scout Elf will attach the “antlers,” as well as two googly eyes and an orange pom-pom “nose” to the clear mug.
- After filling each clear mug with hot cocoa, your elf will stick a straw in each and kneel on the Cheery Chair to take a sip!
- Brown sugar
- Elf-sized sign
- Scrapbook kit sunglasses
- Contrary to popular belief, elves love the sand almost as much as they love the snow! Your elf wants to recreate a sunny, beach-worthy backdrop—all you need to do is leave out brown sugar, a small sign and some shades and your elf will:
- Cover a small space in your home with brown sugar to mimic the warm sand.
- Write a little message on a scrapbooking sign (found at craft stores).
- Slip on the glasses (also found at craft stores) and soak up the sun!
- Pipe cleaners
- Just because Scout Elves have to bundle up for the chilly climate at the North Pole doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style! With some festive-colored pom-poms and pipe cleaners, your Scout Elf will create a set of “ear-resistible” earmuffs by cutting off a piece of pipe cleaner that is about 5 inches long.
- Next, your elf will put a small dot of glue on each end of the pipe cleaner and attach a mini pom-pom onto each side.
- After applying pressure to ensure that the pom-poms adhere to the pipe cleaner, your elf will bend the pipe cleaner into a semi-circle and position the pom-poms over his or her ears to show off these toasty new arctic accessories!
Elf Marks the Spot
- Bookmarks printable
- Color printer
- Hole puncher
- Candy Cane Cable from Scout Elves at Play®
- When the Scout Elves decide to crack a book, they’ll have no problem finding where they left off thanks to their festive bookmark, featuring a picture of themselves! To create this scholarly surprise your Scout Elf will print and cut out the bookmarks.
- Then your Scout Elf will punch a hole in the top of each bookmark.
- To finish the bookmark, your elf will tie a piece of Candy Cane Cable through the hole of each bookmark and use them to mark the right page!
- Painter’s tape
- Orange foam
- Elf Pets® Reindeer
- Just for their polar pal the Elf Pets® Reindeer, your Scout Elf devised a fun snack time challenge! To send their furry friend on a hunt to find their snack, your elf will create a merry maze on the floor using painter’s tape.
- Next, your elf will gather a special treat for your reindeer: orange foam cut to look like carrots!
- Finally, your elf will sit at the end of the maze and wait for their furry friend to gallop to them to claim their reward!
Puppy Print Cookies
- Sugar cookies
- Chocolate icing
- Scout Elves at Play® tools: Scout Elf Message Cards
- With the help of the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard, your Scout Elf came up with a “paw-fect” idea for pup-themed cookies! After bringing back some cookies from the North Pole, your Scout Elf will use chocolate icing to draw paw prints on each cookie.
- Your elf will perch right on the plate with a Scout Elf Message Card asking you to try his or her creations!
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup honey
- 8 oz. apple sauce
- 1 ½ bananas, mashed
- 8 oz. light cream cheese
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tbsp. honey
- Large bowl
- Muffin tin
- Cupcake liners
- Elf Pets® Saint Bernard
- The more, the merrier—especially when it comes to sharing sweets! Your elf decided to help you and your favorite pups indulge in a yummy treat by mixing the first 8 ingredients for “pupcakes,” which any man, elf or Elf Pets® Saint Bernard can enjoy!
- Then, your elf will place cupcake papers in a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Your elf will start the recipe by mixing the first 8 ingredients for the pupcakes together in a bowl.
- After the ingredients are thoroughly combined, your elf will put the batter into the cupcake liners, leaving a ½ inch of space at the top (Helpful hint: the batter will not rise much).
- After baking about 12 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the pupcake comes out clean), your elf will let them cool.
- As they do, your elf will create the frosting by beating the softened cream cheese until fluffy, and then mixing in the peanut butter and honey.
- After icing each pupcake, your elf will invite everyone to dig in!
- Note: In general, all ingredients are pet friendly; however, Scout Elves should use their best judgment when creating this recipe to ensure their family’s pet is able to safely consume all ingredients.
Let the Season Begin!
Scout Elf Tip of the Day
Switch It Up
- Brown felt
- Red felt
- White felt
- A piece of paper
- Fabric glue
- Safety pins
- Elf Pets® Reindeer
- Scout Elves , together with their Elf Pets® Reindeer, love to mix things up at the North Pole! Leave out the materials above and your elf will:
- Use the white paper and marker to trace the shape of your Elf Pets® Reindeer’s antlers.
- Cut out the shape to create an antler pattern.
- Place the pattern on top of the brown felt and cut out two antlers.
- Use scissors to cut a piece of white felt that is 6 ½ inches long and ¾ of an inch tall.
- Glue the ends of the white felt together in a circle so that it fits around their head.
- Use glue to attach the felt antlers to the headband. Set aside to dry.
- Lay a piece of red felt flat and cut out a piece that is 6 inches by 3 ½ inches.
- Take the left side of the red felt and fold it in half along the longer, 6-inch side. Now, the felt should be open on the right side, and folded on the left side. Keep the fabric folded in half.
- Start at the lower left-hand side of the fabric and cut along the bottom edge in a slightly curved line to the other side of the fabric, keeping as much material intact as possible. This will round out the whole bottom edge of the fabric.
- Cut a straight diagonal line from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner.
- Unfold the felt to reveal a triangular shape with a slightly rounded bottom.
- Starting at the top of the hat, use fabric glue to glue the felt together into a cone-shaped hat. Set aside to dry.
- Use scissors to cut a piece of white felt that is 6 ½ inches long and ¾ of an inch tall. Wrap the white felt around the bottom of the red hat to create the hat’s white trim. Glue into place.
- Once both pieces are complete, your elf will put on their new antler headband and put the felt elf hat over the reindeer’s antlers so they can each rock some fun new headgear!