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Scout Elf To-Do List

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Santa’s not the only one keeping a list! Your Scout Elf will keep a pencil and paper handy to make sure they’re keeping up with their responsibilities, too! Call Santa? Check. Wrap presents? Check.


Materials:

  • Mini paper
  • Mini pencil

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find a comfortable place to sit, maybe on presents they finished wrapping like this Scout Elf.
  2. They will get out paper and pencil, creating a to-do list and checking it off as they go!

Legal [General, 2, 6]

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth

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Say cheese! Your Scout Elf will grab funny props and make silly faces as they pose in this mini Scout Elf photo booth. Bonus: it comes with a photo strip souvenir.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the photo booth and props (parts A & B). They will fold and cut the slots necessary to add the photo booth banner (part C).
  2. They will attach toothpicks to the props with tape and then get ready for their turn behind the curtain to strike a pose!

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Legal [General, 2]

The Floor Is Ice!

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In this cool elf caper, your Scout Elf must watch their step because the floor is made entirely of ice! How fast can they move around the ice?


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Boxes or presents

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the ice background (as many as needed).
  2. They will tape them on the floor to create an ice floor.
  3. Then, your elf will set up boxes or presents on the ice to use as stepping-stones so they make it across without touching the freezing floor!

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Legal [General, 2, 7]

Printable Christmas Activities

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Color however you feel inspired to with these free and fun printable Christmas activities! Your family and friends can join in on the fun and complete together.


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Coloring pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print the Christmas activity sheets and cut out the mini versions for themself.
  2. They will leave the sheets next to them and wait for you to find them, so you all can color or fill in the activity sheets together.

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Legal [General, 2, 6]

Donut Delivery

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Sweet treats are always on the menu when your Scout Elf comes home. When they arrive for the season, they’ll plan a yummy breakfast so you “donut” have to worry about the season’s first meal.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Plate
  • Donuts

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable sign.
  2. Then, they will prop it near a plate of delicious donuts for you to enjoy!

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Legal [General, 2, 5]

The Star of the Show…Elf Joe!

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Scout Elf Joe is the North Pole’s greatest #elfluencer and dare we say the most popular elf at the North Pole! He has quite the fanbase, including your Scout Elf! They’ll set up a poster and don a matching monocle and mustache to get ready for showtime.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Miniature or regular-sized cup of cocoa
  • Phone, computer or other device to watch the Cocoa with Joe show

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will set up the Cocoa with Joe poster.
  3. Then, they will grab a mug of cocoa.
  4. Finally, they will don their matching monocle and mustache while tuning into Cocoa with Joe on The Elf on the Shelf’s YouTube channel.

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Legal [General, 1, 5]

Knock, Knock! Who’s There?

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Both you and your Scout Elf will be laughing all the way to Christmas with the jokes featured in this bitty book! This book will make it hard not to LOL!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold the joke book according to the printable instructions and sit down to read some jokes, trying not to laugh out loud!

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Legal [General, 2]

North Pole Virtual Meeting

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Turning my camera on! Can everyone see me? Your Scout Elf will join a virtual meeting and (hopefully) remember that their camera is on so they don’t do anything too silly!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will download the image onto a phone or other device, so you can get a peek inside their virtual meeting.

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Legal [General, 2, 3, 7, 8]

Oh, Snowman Tree!

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Is this how you decorate a Christmas tree? Your Scout Elf skipped the ornaments and used toilet paper instead to transform the Christmas tree into a snowman. “Snow” silly!


Materials:

  • Toilet paper
  • Black, white and orange construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will use toilet paper to wrap your Christmas tree.
  2. Then, they will cut a black hat, an orange nose and circles for eyes and a mouth out of construction paper.
  3. They will tape the finishing touches onto the Christmas tree turned snowman!

Legal [General, 2]

Spitting Image

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Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest Scout Elf of them all? Kids will love looking like a Scout Elf when they spot their reflection in the mirror!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Mirror
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the Scout Elf hat and collar.
  2. They will tape it to a mirror and wait nearby for you to spot your reflection. In no time, you’ll look like your favorite seasonal visitor!

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Legal [General, 2, 7, 8]

Peekaboo!

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Oh dear! This toilet paper snowman is hiding a surprise…your Scout Elf!


Materials:

  • 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Black, orange and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single hole punch
  • Gift bow (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will create a snowman they can hide in! First, they will stack three rolls of toilet paper on top of one another.
  2. Then, they will glue two googly eyes on the top roll of toilet paper.
  3. They will cut a nose, arms and buttons out of construction paper and glue them onto the toilet paper.
  4. Using a single hole punch, they will punch small circles out of construction paper and arrange them for a mouth.
  5. As an option, they will glue a gift bow on top of the snowman.
  6. Finally, they will climb inside the middle of the toilet paper rolls and pop out to surprise you!

Legal [General, 1, 2]

Out of This World

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Blast off to the stars! Your Scout Elf will spacewalk in their Clausmonaut outfit and make new alien friends along the way!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable aliens.
  2. They will glue them to toilet paper rolls and add pipe cleaners and pom poms for even more fun!
  3. They will use string to hang the Clausmonaut Space Mission inflatable rocket.
  4. Finally, they will slip into their Clausmonaut outfit before flying into space!

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Legal [General, 1]

Christmas Choo Choo Train

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Chugga, chugga, choo, choo! Your Scout Elf will board the North Pole Advent Train to help you count down to Christmas.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will set up the North Pole Advent Train according to package instructions.
  2. Then, they will print and cut out the snowy scene.
  3. They will set up the backdrop and wait for you to discover them aboard the train!

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Legal [General, 2]

Miniature Gingerbread House

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Oh, snap! This elf created teensy weensy gingerbread houses for his Merry Mini Christmas friends.


Materials:

  • Merry Minis
  • Graham crackers
  • Jelly beans
  • Mini lollipops
  • Coconut shavings
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini candy canes
  • Icing

Instructions:

  1. To create mini gingerbread houses for the Merry Minis, your Scout Elf will use icing to attach two graham crackers together and to secure jelly beans as the roof.
  2. They can also create mini sleds with a graham cracker and mini candy canes.
  3. They will add embellishments to the festive scene with coconut shavings, mini marshmallows and mini lollipops.

Legal [General, 1, 5]

You’ve Got Mail!

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Special delivery! Your elf brought these little letters just for you. Open the tiny envelopes to reveal the special notes.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold the envelopes and leave the elf letters out for you to read.

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Legal [General, 2]

Christmas Around the Clock

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What time is it? Elf time! Your Scout Elf will transform a regular clock into a festive timepiece that replaces each hour with a fun activity. Time flies when you’re having fun…especially with your Scout Elf!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Wall clock
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable, featuring different “times” or activities.
  2. Then, they will tape the cutouts to a wall clock and wait for you to find them and discover the activities!

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Legal [General, 2]

Craving Hot Cocoa

To help you satisfy your sweet tooth, your Scout Elf brought back a new North Pole recipe for a big batch of hot cocoa! After assembling the chocolate-y treat, your elf will leave a note asking your family to grab a mug and top your cup of piping hot cocoa with a variety of fun ingredients, like sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate chips and more. And of course, don’t forget the marshmallows!


Legal [General, 1, 8]

Playing with Peppermints


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To make a sweet set of uneven parallel bars, your Scout Elf will start by taking four paper straws and hot glue one peppermint to one side of each.
  2. Next, your Scout Elf will hot glue five peppermints together stacked on top of one another and repeat until he or she has created four stacks.
  3. After the peppermints have dried, your Scout Elf will glue one paper straw to each stack of peppermints.
  4. Using Candy Cane Cable, your Scout Elf will tie two of the straws together that have single peppermints at the bottom, making sure they cross slightly at the top. Your Scout Elf will repeat this step with the other two straws that have single peppermints attached to them.
  5. Your Scout Elf will repeat step four with the four straws that have the stacks of peppermints attached to them.
  6. Once the bars are balanced, your Scout Elf will lay one straw across each of the bases of the bars to create a place to swing from.

Legal [General, 5]

Donut You Want One


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf created a batch of delightful donuts for you to enjoy! To make their brightly colored confections, your elf will start by bringing several of Mrs. Claus’ donuts back from the North Pole.
  2. Next, your elf will frost each donut using blue icing.
  3. To top off the donuts, your elf will drizzle white icing on top.
  4. Finally, your elf will follow the instructions in the book Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts to create their own mini box of donuts and a sign that will let you know these frosty blues are just for you!

Wrapper’s Delight

To start the season with a surprise, your Scout Elf will return to your home with a specially-wrapped gift to show you how much you mean to them! But that’s not all, your elf will ask you to do the same by making a thoughtful gift to give to someone as an early Christmas present. Don’t forget the beautiful wrapping paper!

Legal [General, 4]

Bannister Boxcar Ride


Materials:

  • Boxcar printable
  • Color printer
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Taking a trip down the bannister is easy when your Scout Elf makes this snazzy tissue boxcar!
  2. To start, your elf will print and cut out the boxcar printable pieces.
  3. Next, your elf will glue the cutouts to the corresponding side of the tissue box. (Helpful hint: the cutout with the hole should be placed on the top of the tissue box, the two cutouts with wheels should be glued to the sides of the tissue box, and the two smaller cutouts should be used for the front and back of the boxcar.)
  4. Then, your elf will use tape to attach his or her new mode of transportation to the bannister for a smooth ride!

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Legal [General, 1]

Treasure Hunt

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Markers/Colored Pencils
  • Prizes or notes

Instructions:

  1. Shiver me timbers! It looks like your Scout Elf is in the mood to play!
  2. Scout Elves can use actual tiny presents, candy, or even fun notes as hidden treasure for your children to find throughout the living room. Your Scout Elf should also leave a trusty map, complete with all of the major landmarks in the room, to help tiny tots find all their goodies. Using markers or colored pencils, your elf will leave X’s on the map where they’ve hidden the treasures since “X” always marks the spot.
  3. Whew! Your family will enjoy all of the fun of treasure seeking in true North Pole style—without ever having to walk the plank.

Legal [General]

Scout Elf Clubhouse


Materials:

  • Shoebox
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Markers
  • Decorations (lights, signs, fake trees, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will hoist this tiny hideout into a bush or tree and hunker down to watch the day’s activities! You can help your elf out by picking a shoebox that they can use as the base of his or her tree house. The box will be set up on one of its long sides and the shoebox top will be used to create a roof that hangs down slightly over the top of shoebox hole.
  2. After your elf glues the roof onto the house, he or she will use wooden craft sticks to cover the box and create a railing in the front of the house for safety.
  3. Next, it’s time to decorate! Miniature lights, a sign or elf-sized blankets or pillows help your elf feel right at home.

Legal [General, 1, 6]