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Runway to Christmas

Materials:

  • String lights
  • Ground stakes

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves love to make an entrance! Leave out a string of lights and ground stakes, and your elf will set up a brightly lit runway reminiscent of all the twinkling lights at the North Pole. Your Scout Elf will probably use ground stakes to outline a pathway, setting them about two feet apart.
  2. Then, your elf will take strands of lights and run them along the length of the pathway, securing them in place by attaching them to the ground stakes.
  3. Now, clear the runway, your elf is coming in for a landing!

Legal [General, 2, 3]

Christmas Card Wreath

All those merry wishes and festive designs on your Christmas cards will be proudly displayed when your elf decides to create a card wreath for you! After attaching cards to a wreath in your home with clothespins, your elf will leave a note asking your family to write your own Christmas cards to brighten the season for others. Whether to family members, those serving in the military, or neighbors, the cards you write are sure to spread Christmas cheer!

Legal [General, 1, 6]

People-Friendly Pupcakes


Materials:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 8 oz. apple sauce
  • 1 ½ bananas, mashed
  • 8 oz. light cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Large bowl
  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Elf Pets® Saint Bernard

Instructions:

  1. The more, the merrier—especially when it comes to sharing sweets! Your elf decided to help you and your favorite pups indulge in a yummy treat by mixing the first 8 ingredients for “pupcakes,” which any man, elf or Elf Pets® Saint Bernard can enjoy!
  2. Then, your elf will place cupcake papers in a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Your elf will start the recipe by mixing the first 8 ingredients for the pupcakes together in a bowl.
  4. After the ingredients are thoroughly combined, your elf will put the batter into the cupcake liners, leaving a ½ inch of space at the top (Helpful hint: the batter will not rise much).
  5. After baking about 12 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the pupcake comes out clean), your elf will let them cool.
  6. As they do, your elf will create the frosting by beating the softened cream cheese until fluffy, and then mixing in the peanut butter and honey.
  7. After icing each pupcake, your elf will invite everyone to dig in!
  8. Note: In general, all ingredients are pet friendly; however, Scout Elves should use their best judgment when creating this recipe to ensure their family’s pet is able to safely consume all ingredients.

Legal [General]

Holiday Hoops


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Paper
  • Medicine Cup
  • Small orange balloon
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Hole puncher
  • Scout Elves at Play® Tools: Glacier Grips and Holiday Harness

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves are natural high flyers, so it’s no wonder that dunking a basketball is a cinch! To demonstrate his or her skills on the court, your Scout Elf will print out the basketball backboard and cut it out along the solid lines.
  2. Next your Scout Elf will punch a hole in the top of the backboard in order to hang it from the Glacier Grip.
  3. Your elf will use tape to attach a medicine cup to the backboard as a hoop.
  4. To create a basketball, your elf will blow up a small orange balloon just large enough to fit into his or her hand.
  5. Finally, your elf will use the Holiday Harness and the other Glacier Grip to get in the perfect position to dunk! (Helpful hint: the Holiday Harness and Glacier Grips work best on smooth surfaces, like mirrors or tile!)

Get the Backboard Printable

Legal [General, 1, 2, 7]

Balloon Art Wreath


Materials:

  • Green balloons
  • Red balloons
  • Fishing line
  • Needle
  • Bow
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. To create a festive wreath that really pops, your Scout Elf will put a strand of fishing line, approximately 5 feet long, through the eye of a needle and tie a knot at the end.
  2. Your Scout Elf will blow up green and red balloons in a variety of sizes, and poke the needle through the knot at the end of each balloon, being sure to slide each balloon all the way down to the end of the fishing line.
  3. When your elf is satisfied with how the strand looks, he or she will tie the fishing line into a circle to make a wreath.
  4. With tape, your elf will secure a bow to the wreath as a finishing touch, and jump inside to hide!

Legal [General, 1, 2, 4]

Christmas Code Cracker


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock
  • Message decoder printable
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf wants to know if you’re able to crack a super-secret code to find out the message that they’ve left you! To uncover the hidden words, your elf will print and cut out the elf decoder and symbols.
  2. Next, your elf will create a funny message, joke or question on the mirror in elf code by cutting out and assembling the symbols so they spell out the correct words! (Helpful hint: your elf may write a question on the mirror with dry-erase marker and provide a coded answer instead! Example messages are provided on page three of the printable.)
  3. Once your elf is done, they’ll stand by their work to wait until you’ve cracked the code!

Get the Elf Decoder Printable

Legal [General, 2]

Scout Elf Oasis


Materials:

  • Piece of fabric (18 inches long, 5.5 inches wide)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Chopstick, skewer or dowel
  • Scissors
  • Yarn (44 inches)

Instructions:

  1. All that flying back and forth to the North Pole can tucker out even the most agile Scout Elf! This half-pint hammock is the perfect space for an elf to recover from those long nightly journeys. Using scissors, your elf will cut a piece of fabric into a rectangle that’s about 5.5 inches wide and 18 inches long—the perfect length for lounging!
  2. Next, your elf will create two pieces of wood—from a chopstick, skewer or dowel—that are the same width as the fabric, about 5.5 inches, and place them to the side.
  3. Using scissors, your Scout Elf will cut two pieces of yarn that are each about 22 inches long.
  4. Laying the fabric patterned side down, your elf will place one piece of yarn and one piece of wood at each end of the “hammock,” about half an inch from the ends of the fabric. The yarn should be centered.
  5. Your elf will then fold the ends of the fabric over the piece of wood and yarn and secure in place using a hot glue gun.
  6. Once the glue dries, your elf is ready to hang the hammock between the two finest houseplants he or she can find!

Legal [General, 2, 4, 6]