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RNN: Security Footage from the North Pole

RNN

Catch this never-before-seen North Pole security camera footage!


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How to Draw an Elf Pets Arctic Fox

How to Draw an Arctic Fox

Follow along with North Pole animator Peppermint McDoodles as he explains how to draw an Elf Pets Arctic Fox!


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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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Garden Fairy

“Don’t mind me…just doing a little gardening.”


Materials:

  • MagiFreez® Rainbow Snow Pixie
  • Your favorite garden décor: moss, mushrooms, flowers, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will dress up as a fairy (maybe with the help of MagiFreez® Rainbow Snow Pixie outfit).
  2. Next, they will stage a garden scene and wait for you to find them among the mushrooms, flowers, elf-sized trees, and moss.

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sELFie Session

“I think we just found our new profile picture!” 


Materials:

  • Cell phone camera

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will secretly use your cell phone.
  2. Then, they will flood your camera roll with sELFies!

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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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Ironing Out the Wrinkles

“Don’t mind me. Just ironing out a few wrinkles!” 


Materials:

  • Ruffled potato chips
  • Regular potato chips
  • Elf-sized ironing board and iron

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will find ruffled and regular potato chips.
  2. Next, they will set up their elf-sized ironing board and iron.
  3. Then the elf will get to work ironing out all the wrinkles on the ruffled chips!

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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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Nutcracker Imposters

“Just act natural…” 


Materials:

  • Nutcrackers
  • Nuts in shells
  • Metal nutcracker
  • MagiFreez® Holiday Hipster Pants

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will arrange some Nutcracker friends into a line.
  2. Next, they will place themselves, standing tall with MagiFreez®, among the nutcrackers while holding a metal nutcracker and un-shelled nuts.

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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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Food Bingo

BINGO!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Your favorite Christmas candy

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and lay out the bingo charts.
  2. Next, they will cut out the printable bingo chips or they might leave your favorite Christmas candy to use as bingo chips—as long as you don’t eat it first!

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A Starry Night

Head outside and gaze at the stars. Look how they twinkle, sparkle and SHINE!


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Starry Night Set
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get ahold of the Claus Couture Collection® Starry Night Set and set up with their tent, scarf, telescope, and book!
  2. Then, they’ll settle in to gaze at the breath-taking night sky.

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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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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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Under the Sea

Dive into Christmas joy!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print, cut, and adhere the ocean printables to a bathroom mirror.
  2. Then they will cut out the face holes so they can disguise themselves and an Elf Pet as a sea creature!

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Sack Race

Ready, set, RACE!


Materials:

  • Brown paper lunch sacks
  • Ribbon or tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will prepare brown paper lunch sacks for themselves and their friends.
  2. Next, they will set out a finish line on the floor made of tape or ribbon.
  3. Finally, the elf and their friends will race in their sacks to see who can finish first!

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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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Rock Band Pop-up

Rock-Band

“I’m rocking…out!” 


Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will prepare the Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set.
  2. Then they will grab the drumsticks and get ready to rock out!

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