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MagiFreez™ Holiday Hipster

This special MagiFreez™ design gives Scout Elves super standing power to create elf scenes that rise above the rest! Look at the coolest elf on the block! This snazzy set comes with special pants and shoes that make your Scout Elf stand tall with Christmas spirit. The matching scarf and glasses provide perfectly festive fittings for the season. Standing is a snap with MagiFreez™!


Legal [General, 2, 7]

Claus Couture Collection® Snowflake Skirt & Scarf

Magical Candy Portal

Your Scout Elf set up a mystical North Pole portal and out popped an array of sweets! Oh my!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Tape
  • Candy

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will cut out the circle in the middle of the portal and insert an empty toilet paper roll in the hole.
  3. They will tape the circle back on the toilet paper roll.
  4. They will fill the toilet paper roll with enough candy to pour out of the center of the portal.

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 7]

Present Pop-Up

Peek-a-boo! You’ll find your Scout Elf waiting to surprise you in a present.


Materials:

  • Present

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will hide in a present and jump out just in time for you to find them. Pop goes the Scout Elf!

Legal [General]

Holiday Scramble

An eggcellent surprise from your Scout Elf! Festive stickers and Christmas doodles make the morning merrier when you open the fridge.


Materials:

  • Refrigerator
  • Carton of eggs
  • Markers
  • Christmas stickers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will gather markers and/or Christmas stickers and decorate the eggshells in the refrigerator. Scout Elves are eggs-perts at funny scenes like this!

Legal [General, 5]

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]

Christmas Color Wheel

Christmas Spirit is swirling with this red and green color wheel and magic trick all in one!


Materials:

  • Plate
  • Red and green coated candy
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will arrange a circle of red and green coated candy on a plate.
  2. They’ll leave a glass of water next to them, and when you find them, you can pour the water on the candy and watch the magical, red and green surprise!

Legal [General, 1, 4]

Scout Elf Kazoo Band

Buzz! Buzz! Your Scout Elf gathered kazoos and friends to form a harmonious band.


Materials:

  • Kazoo

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will practice their favorite tunes on their kazoo. Then, you can try your hand with the musical instrument. Will you be able to carry a tune in a bucket?

Legal [General]

The Elf on the Shelf® Arrival Letter Board

Your Scout Elf is back for the Christmas season, and they’re so thankful! They brought this free printable letter board to show their excitement.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables (multiple messages)
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll pose next to their letter board and wait for you to see their message.

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Legal [General, 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]

Special Delivery to Santa

It’s that time again…your Scout Elf printed this special packing slip to show they’re ready for their flight back to the North Pole!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold it around themself and tape it together.
  3. You can wish them safe travels before they return to Santa featuring their special packing slip.

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Legal [General, 2]

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]

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]

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]

On the Menu

Do curious kiddos ever wonder what their Elf Pets eat? Now they’ll know, thanks to this dinner lesson from their Scout Elf.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables (one for each Elf Pet)
  • Scissors
  • Elf Pets®
  • Optional food to match each printable
    • Oats
    • Grapes
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Carrots
    • Herbs
    • Apples
    • Moss
    • Salmon
    • Puppy chow
    • Bone
    • Brown rice

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable for each Elf Pet.
  2. They will display the sign next to an assortment of food, so you can learn what an Elf Pet eats.

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5]

Scout Elf Solo

It’ll be music to your ears when you wake to find your Scout Elf strumming their guitar. Do you have any chocolate to offer as a tip?


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Small container to collect tips (ex: eyeglass case)
  • Chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will set up their musical instruments, signs and a container to collect tips.
  3. They will strum their favorite tunes and wait for you to tip them (in chocolate, of course)!

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Legal [General, 1, 7]

Instant Memories

Before they head back to the North Pole, your Scout Elf left behind keepsake photos for you to remember their elfventures from this season!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will prepare for this setup by taking pictures of their elf ideas leading up to Christmas.
  2. To execute this idea, your elf will print out the photos they’ve been collecting.
  3. Then, they’ll print and cut out the printable.
  4. They will tape the frames around the snapshots.
  5. After, they will use clothespins to clip the pictures to a string.
  6. Lastly, they’ll hang on the Holiday Hook among the sweet photo keepsakes.

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Legal [General, 2, 4]

Present Pile-Up Board Game

Aim! Toss! In to win! Scout Elves love to practice loading Santa’s sleigh by playing the Present Pile-Up Board Game, a mini version of the North Pole’s Christmas Eve prep.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will set up the Present Pile-Up Board Game and take a shot at tossing the presents into Santa’s sleigh.
  2. When you wake, you’ll play!

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Candy Rock Climb

Who doesn’t love a challenge…especially when it involves candy?! Your Scout Elf scaled this candy climb…and they may have snuck in a sweet treat along the way.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape/glue dots
  • Gummy bears

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will set up for their climb by attaching gummy bears to a wall or window using tape or glue dots.
  2. They will print and cut out the printable sign and trophy.
  3. They will scale the candy climb, trying not to eat too many gummy bears before reaching the top.
  4. They will celebrate their victory and wait for you to wake to see them!

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Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 9]

Scout Elf to the Rescue!

Your Scout Elf will be this year’s holiday hero! Sporting their Chief of Cheer Firefighter Set, they’ll rescue an Elf Pets® Mini from the Christmas tree.


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Chief of Cheer Firefighter Set
  • Straws (at least 4)
  • Wooden craft sticks (at least 13)
  • Glue
  • Christmas tree
  • The Elf on the Shelf® and Elf Pets® Minis

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will put on their Chief of Cheer Firefighter Set.
  2. They will build a ladder using straws and wooden craft sticks.
  3. They will glue two straws together, twice (once for the left and once for the right).
  4. They will glue wooden craft sticks horizontally across the two straws to create ladder rungs.
  5. They will make their ascent on the ladder to rescue an Elf Pets® Mini from the Christmas tree.

Legal [General, 6, 7]

Indoor Christmas Camping

Your Scout Elf is ready to snuggle up in their Doodles and Dreams Sleeping Bag and camp out for the night by the Christmas tree!


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Doodles and Dreams Sleeping Bag
  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Crayons/markers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will use crayons/markers to color and decorate the printable tent, fire and other camping props.
  3. They will fold the printable tent.
  4. They will get cozy in their Doodles and Dreams Sleeping Bag.
  5. They will enjoy a night of camping “under the Christmas lights.”

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