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Claus Couture Collection® Snowflake Skirt & Scarf

Stuck in a Bind

On their way back to you from the North Pole, your Scout Elf wound up in a sticky situation, and they left you this free printable poem to explain their predicament!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Blinds, or another spot an elf could get “stuck”

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find themselves tied up in the blinds, or some similar dilemma.
  2. They will print and cut out the poem to explain their mishap.

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Legal [General, 2, 9]

Up, Up and Away

It’s time for your Scout Elf to take off after a wonderful season spent with you! They’ll say, “Toodle-loo” while hanging on to a bunch of balloons.


Materials:

  • Balloons
  • Tape
  • String

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will blow up several balloons and tie them to strings.
  2. They will tape the balloons to the wall, then wrap the strings around one hand to hang from them, so they don’t fly too far away before you can say goodbye!

Legal [General, 1, 2]

Frosty Farewell

Your Scout Elf departed with Santa, but not before leaving a frosty farewell display on the window for you to find!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Spray snow

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will use spray snow to spray their outline, so you can see where they departed to follow Santa.

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Legal [General, 2]

80s Style Scout Elf Shoot

The outfit…the colors…the laser backdrop…your Scout Elf transported back in time for a silly 80s-inspired photo shoot. It’s, like, TOTALLY awesome!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable (one for each Scout Elf)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will tape their 80s-themed portrait to their favorite frame and pose next to it until you find them.

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Legal [General, 2]

The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Poem

Your poetic Scout Elf wrote a special poem to showcase their excitement for returning for the upcoming Christmas season!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will sit next to their poem and wait for you to find their arrival surprise.

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Legal [General, 2]

Get Well Soon

Your Scout Elf had a minor accident, and Santa gave them a Get Well Soon card. They have another card for you, too, in case you’re feeling under the weather!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will put on their Elf Care Kit.
  2. They will print and cut out the printable cards, one for them and one for you!
  3. They will wait for you to find them and read your Get Well Card. Then, you all can rest up together.

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Legal [General, 2]

On a Roll

Let the good times roll! Your Scout Elf is ready for a ride using one common household item—toilet paper.


Materials:

  • Toilet paper

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will squeeze in a roll of toilet paper and see how far they can travel. They may have a little help from their Elf Pets friend!

Adopt an Elf Pets® Reindeer

Legal [General]

Taco Tuesday

It’s Taco Tuesday, AKA the best dinner night of the week, and your Scout Elf is ready to chow down on a scrumptious meal. They even have a chocolate taco for dessert!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Following the instructions, they will set up the taco truck, menu, signs and other décor.
  3. They will take a bite out of a taco and wait for you to join them for your own fantasTACO Tuesday dinner!

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Legal [General, 2]

Funhouse Mirror

Your Scout Elf caught their reflection in the mirror…except it’s wild, wacky and wonky! These free printable funhouse mirrors will leave your elf doing a triple take.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables (one for each Scout Elf)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will set up the funhouse mirror and take a seat, checking out their goofy reflections.

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Legal [General, 2]

Colorful Candy

Why be basic when you can be BOLD?! Your Scout Elf amplifies the fun factor by pretending to spruce up plain sweets with splashes of bright color.


Materials:

  • White candy
  • Colorful candy
  • Crayons/markers to match the colorful candy
  • Small bowls

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will sort white and colorful candy into small bowls.
  2. They will playfully hold a crayon/marker to show how they colored basic white candy to make it boldly colorful.

Legal [General, 1,5,7,8]

Scout Elf Hopscotch

You’ll wake to see your Scout Elf putting an elf-sized twist on traditional hopscotch. Good news…you can join the fun!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pennies
  • Optional items needed to complete the numbered challenges
    • Jump rope
    • Hat
    • T-shirt
    • Pants
    • Socks

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will toss a penny to land on a number and follow the instructions that match the corresponding number.
  3. When you wake, join them in a riveting round of hopscotch. Instructions for one, two, or more players, along with details for the corresponding challenges, can be found on the printable.

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Legal [General, 2]

Dino Dough Designs

Your Scout Elf had a roaring good playtime! A little modeling clay added pops of color to your toy dinosaurs.


Materials:

  • Modeling clay
  • Toy dinosaurs or other animals

Instructions:

  1. While playing with some of your toys, your elf used modeling clay to "decorate” the dinosaurs.

Legal [General]

Picture Perfect

Your Scout Elf did a little redecorating last night. How do you like the new pictures?


Materials:

  • Family photos

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will go head over heels turning family photos upside down!

Legal [General, 7]

Best Friends Forever

Your Scout Elf doesn’t just have to be a seasonal visitor—they can be your best friend, too!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will choose one (or multiple) charms and use tape and string to create necklaces.
  3. They will sport one half of the matching charm, and when you wake, you’ll find the other half of the matching charm for you!

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Legal [General, 2,4]

Christmas Coloring Fun

It’s time to brighten the holiday season with colorful drawings courtesy of your Scout Elf. You could add to the coloring collection, too!


Materials:

  • Coloring book
  • Crayons/markers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find a coloring book, open to a blank page and use crayons/markers to fill in their masterpiece

Legal [General]

The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Crossword

Your Scout Elf is pumped to be home for the holidays! They’ve spelled out their excitement for you letter by letter.


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will arrange the letter tiles to spell out the words as seen in the example image, or they will create their own arrangement using the various printable phrases.
  3. They will wait for you to find their creative crossword, showcasing their excitement to be home!

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Legal [General, 2]

Fresh Cocoa

Your Scout Elf determined there’s no better way to enjoy a fresh cup of cocoa than drinking straight from the source—a chocolate bar


Materials:

  • Chocolate bar
  • Straw
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will tape a straw (to hold it in place) to a chocolate bar.
  2. They’ll sit back and sip on the fresh chocolate.

Legal [General]

The Elf on the Shelf® Departure Crossword

The time has come for your Scout Elf to return to the North Pole, but not before they get in a last word! Check out this crossword display featuring special goodbye messages for you to find.


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will arrange the letter tiles to spell out the words as seen in the example image, or they will create their own arrangement using the various printable phrases.
  3. They will wait for you to find their creative crossword, a special ode to their time spent with you.

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Legal [General, 2]

Pom-Pom Ball Pit

Your Scout Elf will make a splash when they jump in this pom-pom ball pit. What a colorful explosion!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Assortment of pom-poms (different sizes and colors)
  • Stack of presents (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will fill a bowl with an assortment of pom-poms.
  2. They will print and cut out the printable Ball Pit sign and display it.
  3. Then, they will climb atop a stack of presents and jump in the pit. Did someone say cannonball?!

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 7]

Kudos, Kiddo!

While completing one of their most important duties—scouting for Santa—your elf spotted a kind deed and left behind a special note from the North Pole with elf dollars parents can use for a special reward!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fill it in and check off if you were caught being “Nice,” “Nicer” or “Nicest!”

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Legal [General, 2]

Count Down to Christmas Bucket List

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Optional items needed to complete the bucket list

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will get to work gathering items needed to complete their bucket list such as marshmallows, “snow,” craft items, etc.
  3. They will leave a pen, so you can fill in a few of your own ideas to complete their bucket list.

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Legal [General]

Making Faces

Your Scout Elf tweaked your photo with some silly scribbles. Do you like their zany additions?!


Materials:

  • Picture frame with glass
  • Dry erase marker

Instructions:

  1. Your elf found a picture and made some changes to your appearance. How goofy

Legal [General]