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Silly Elf Hangtags

“Catch ya later!” Use these extra cute hangtags to add variety to the assortment that comes with Santa’s Official Scout Elf Carrier.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Copy paper/card stock
  • Printables
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut and set out these adorable hangtags and climb inside the carrier to wait to be found.
  2. Next, kids will choose which hangtag best suits the day ahead.
  3. Finally, kids will hook the hangtag onto the Scout Elf Carrier handle and hit the road for the day!

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Scout Elf Journal

On the road again…”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Copy paper/card stock
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut and set out the bucket list journal.
  2. Then they will tuck themselves into their Scout Elf Carrier for the day's adventure.
  3. Lastly, kids will use the travel journal to mark off each elftastic activity they participate in with their Scout Elf!

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DIY Elf Carrier Strap

Make a merry fashion statement!


Materials:

  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Your favorite craft supplies: pom-poms, glitter, rhinestones, stickers, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin by cutting two to three feet of their favorite Christmas ribbon.
  2. Then they will set out craft supplies for kids to decorate the ribbon
  3. Once finished decorating, kids will tie the strap to the Scout Elf Carrier handle to wear cross-body or over their shoulder.
  4. Finally, leave the Scout Elf Carrier where your elf can find it and they’ll climb inside for your next adventure!

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Elftastic Insta-Moment

Do it for the ’gram! #ElfontheShelf 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut the printable.
  2. Then they will find their favorite perch and place themselves behind the printed frame to create the cutest Instagram photo ever!

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Elf Yourself

“You look just like me!” 


Materials:

  • Cardboard or poster board
  • Colorful construction paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will find a large piece of cardboard or poster board and cut a child-sized face hole in the middle.
  2. Next, they will cut red and white construction paper in their likeness and adhere it to the board.
  3. Finally, they will set up a photo station for silly Christmas pictures!

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Silly Smiles

Say “candy-y-y-y”! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Popsicle/crafting sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout will print and cut the silly smiles (elf-sized and child-sized).
  2. Next, they will adhere the printables to popsicle/crafting sticks for the child-sized smiles and toothpicks for the elf-sized smiles.
  3. Lastly, your elf will lay out the props for you to use in silly photos with them!

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New Eye-Pad

“Eye” spy something silly! 


Materials:

  • Notepad
  • Googly eyes
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find a notepad and googly eyes.
  2. Then the Scout Elf will adhere the googly eyes to the notepad to make an “eye-pad”.
  3. The elf will place the “eye-pad” where you can see it so everyone can have a laugh!

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Online Shopping Spree

“Did you see the new Claus Couture?” 


Materials:

  • Laptop computer
  • Color printer
  • Construction paper
  • Printable boxes 2.5 x 2.5
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and fold together the elf-sized mailing packages.
  2. Next, the elf will place themselves in front of a laptop computer with shop.elfontheshelf.com showing on screen.
  3. They will place all the elf-sized mailing packages around them to showcase their online shopping spree!

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Family Gazette

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and prepare the printable.
  2. Next, they will lay out the printable sheet so you can fill in all of this year’s information and look back on it for years to come!

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Groovy Greetings

Let’s get groovy! 


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Groovy Greetings hoodie
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut, and set out the printable.
  2. Then they will dress up in their favorite funky outfit (some like to go for the Claus Couture Collection® tie-dye hoodie) to bring groovy Christmas greetings!

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Gingerbread House for Elf Pets®

A house built almost well enough to eat!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print and cut the printables.
  2. Next, they will set out markers or crayons for you to color in the gingerbread Saint Bernard house.
  3. Then they will arrange the printables to make a home decorated for Christmas for the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard!

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Larger-Than-Life Lights

Scout Elves love all things that twinkle! 


Materials:

  • Balloons
  • Green plastic cups
  • Yarn
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will inflate the balloons and tie them off.
  2. Next, the elf will adhere plastic drinking cups to the bottoms of the balloons.
  3. Then your Scout Elf will string all the balloons together using yarn and adhesive.
  4. Finally, they will place the balloon “lights” across the Christmas tree to look larger than life!

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Cotton Ball Fort for Elf Pets® Arctic Fox

Bundle up with your Elf Pets® Arctic Fox in a cozy snow fort.


Materials:

  • Elf Pets®: An Arctic Fox Tradition
  • Cotton balls or buffalo snow
  • Cardboard or Styrofoam
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. First, the Scout Elf will create an igloo shape out of cardboard or Styrofoam.
  2. Next, they will arrange and adhere the cotton balls or buffalo snow around the igloo to look like a snow burrow.
  3. Finally, the elf will show the Elf Pets® Arctic Fox its new home for the winter!

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Soda Can Choir

“Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Dooo!” 


Materials:

  • Empty soda cans with tabs removed
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will rinse out the cans and remove the tabs.
  2. Then they will adhere googly eyes to the top and pipe cleaners to the sides for arms.
  3. Next, they will cut and fold small sheets of copy paper to form choir booklets.
  4. Finally, your Scout Elf will arrange the choir for a “pop music” Christmas carol performance!

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Gotta Get to My Other Gig

“See you later! I’m booked at the North Pole!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut, and arrange the printables.
  2. Next, they will have a jam session using their favorite instruments!

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I will miss shoe!

These are a perfect fit!


Materials:

  • Your own shoes!
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your mischievous Scout Elf will gather all the shoes they can find.
  2. Then they’ll place the printable card with their departure message next to the shoe they choose to hide in and let you know that they will surely miss “shoe.” Of course, they really mean they will miss YOU!

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Spooky Scout Elf Headbands 

Scout Elves get the party ‘startled’ with ‘eerie’-sistible headgear! (BONUS: Supersize the patterns to create matching Halloween headgear for yourself!) 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Construction paper
  • Printable
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Optional: Duct tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will begin by printing, cutting and laying out each of the templated pieces from the printable.
  2. Next, they will use construction paper in colors of their choosing and the printable templates to cut out each of the pieces used for each headband.
  3. Then they will glue or tape each of the pieces together as shown in the Scout Elf Halloween Headbands image above.
  4. Finally, they will adhere both ends of the headband together and place on their head to kick off All Hallows Eve!

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DIY Elf on the Shelf Trick-or-Treat Bag 

Be the merriest trick-or-treater of all! 


Materials:

  • Paper bag with handles
  • Construction paper of varying Elf on the Shelf colors
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will cut construction paper into the shape of an Elf on the Shelf hat, a face, hair, a collar and facial features.
  2. Next, they will adhere the pieces of construction paper together to create an image in your Scout Elf’s likeness.
  3. Finally, they will adhere the construction paper elf to the trick-or-treat bag and send you on your way to gather plenty of Halloween candy (so they can help you eat it, of course)!

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Halloween Treat Bags 

No tricks—just treats! Beware…Scout Elves may want to eat your candy before you can hand it out to trick-or-treaters! 


Materials:

  • Halloween themed treat bags
  • Twist ties
  • Your favorite Halloween candy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf may begin by sampling some of your Halloween candy. Careful they don’t eat too much!
  2. Next, they will place your favorite Halloween treats into individual-sized goody bags and close them at the top with a twist tie.
  3. Lastly, your elf will be so happy to watch trick-or-treaters enjoy their hard work!

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Elf Pets Pumpkins 

A pumpkin so cute you’ll want to keep it as a pet…an Elf Pet, that is!


Materials:

  • Pumpkins (artificial or real)
  • Construction paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Child-safe paint
  • Optional: Red felt, Gold glitter

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin with three pumpkins of any size.
  2. Next they will paint each pumpkin the color of an Elf Pet (one of each).
  3. Then they will use construction paper, scissors, and adhesive to cut and glue on the features of the Elf Pets!
  4. Your elf may go a step further and add a red felt collar with each Elf Pets’ magical golden charm.

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Deck the Haunted Halls

Get ready to deck the haunted halls with spooky streamers and more! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Black construction paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Orange Balloons
  • Sharpie
  • Orange crepe paper
  • Wall-safe adhesive
  • Optional: Plastic spiders

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will blow up several orange balloons.
  2. Next, they will draw silly jack-o-lantern-like faces on them and string them up across a mantle or door frame with orange crepe paper.
  3. Then they use the printable pattern provided and cut out a spiderweb for extra spooky décor!
  4. Lastly, your elf may choose to continue decorating with more Halloween pumpkins and artificial spiders!

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 Happy Hula-days

Who’s ready to hang ten? Have a Happy Hula-days while chilling with your surfer Scout Elf! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Three styrofoam balls in graduated sizes
  • Toothpicks
  • Play sand
  • Liquid glue
  • Decorations: twigs, pebbles, small top hat, one baby carrot

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and prepare the printable surf boards and message.
  2. Next, they will build a sandy snowman! To start, your elf will level the bottom of the largest styrofoam ball so it sits flat on the work surface.
  3. Then they will coat each of the three styrofoam balls with glue and then sand. They’ll use toothpicks between the coated styrofoam balls to balance one on top of the next. Lastly, they will place twigs as arms, pebbles as eyes and mouth, a baby carrot for a nose, and place a small top hat on its head.
  4. Finally, the Scout Elf will chill out with their sand-man before getting ready to hit the waves!

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