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Christmas Storybook Collection

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The Elf on the Shelf® and Elf Pets® are characters in their very own books. They’re excited to share them with your family and their arctic friends thanks to these tiny printable books. Featured books include The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, Elf Pets: A Reindeer Tradition, Elf Pets: A Saint Bernard Tradition, Elf Pets: An Arctic Fox Tradition and The Elf on the Shelf’s Night Before Christmas.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold the books according to the printable instructions and sit down to read their favorite Christmas stories!

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Tic-Tac-Bow

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Have you ever played a game of tic-tac-toe Christmas style? With this holiday-inspired set up by your Scout Elf, now you can! Who will win?


Materials:

  • Washi tape
  • Two different colored gift bows
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will use washi tape to create a tic-tac-toe board.
  2. Then, they will choose one colored gift bow and tape it to a spot on the board.
  3. When you find them, it’ll be your turn!

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Breakfast…Scout Elf Style!

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Breakfast just got a whole lot SWEETER with the help of your sugar-loving, inventive Scout Elf, who’s dreamed up a silly, sweet breakfast for you to enjoy.


Materials:

  • Toast
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf learned a thing or two from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, so they whipped up a sugary, sweet breakfast by spreading icing on toast and then topping it with sprinkles. Voila!

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Candy Cane Garden

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Your Scout Elf has a green “Christmas” thumb. With a little watering and patience, they will grow full-size candy canes!


Materials:

  • Soft peppermint candies
  • Mini and full-sized candy canes
  • Small bucket or cup
  • Crushed chocolate cookies
  • Mini watering tin

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will tend to a candy cane garden. First, they will plant soft peppermint candies in crushed chocolate cookies (dirt) and water them with a mini watering tin.
  2. Soon, the soft peppermint candies will grow into mini candy canes before finally reaching full-sized candy canes!

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Christmas Movie Night Tips

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Lights, camera, action! Get ready for at-home movie night with your Scout Elf and Elf Pets. With this caddy filled with snacks, you’ll be ready to grab a blanket and tune in for showtime.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will fill a snack caddy or bento box with your favorite movie snacks.
  2. Then, they will wrap your favorite Christmas movies or animated specials and store them in a bin.
  3. Finally, they will hang out with the Elf Pets® Reindeer until you find them. Together, you all can sit down for a cozy movie night!

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Christmas Pancake Party

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It’s a festive flapjack party when your Scout Elf returns home for the holidays! They’ll make a grand entrance by whipping up delicious pancakes for you all to enjoy together.


Materials:

  • Pancakes prepared according to favorite recipe
  • Array of fruit, candy and other toppings depending on the pancake
    • Raspberries
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Mini and regular chocolate chips
    • Bananas
    • Brown decorating icing
    • Blue decorating icing
    • Powdered sugar
    • Dried cherries
    • Strawberries
    • Dried mangos
    • Blue coated candies
    • Blueberry
    • Bacon
    • Blackberry
    • Yellow chocolate coated candy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get busy in the kitchen whipping up a batch up pancakes.
  2. Then, they will use an array of fruit, candy and other toppings to create pancakes that resemble themself or their furry friends!

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Hot Cocoa Treat

If there is one drink that Scout Elves love most, it’s hot cocoa! Your elf will get out the marshmallows and leave a note asking you and your family to make some tasty hot cocoa to enjoy together. Yum!

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Mini Milk and Cookies

Materials:

  • Cookie dough
  • 1 oz. glasses (the perfect size for a shot of milk!)
  • Straws
  • Knife

Instructions:

  1. Using the smallest drinking glasses they can find, your elf will create a small snack to show you how Scout Elves enjoy cookies at the North Pole!
  2. First, your elf will use cookie dough to create tiny elf-sized chocolate chip cookies and bake them according to the package instructions.
  3. Once the cookies are complete, your elf will use a knife to cut a small slit in the cookie so that it can be placed on the rim of the 1 oz. glass so they have a shot of milk to wash down the cookie.
  4. After pouring the milk and adding a festive straw, your elf is ready to show your family this fun-sized snack!

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Festive Friends & Fun Games

Materials:

  • Painter’s tape
  • Marshmallows
  • Red marker
  • Green marker
  • Small party hats
  • Toys or stuffed animals

Instructions:

  1. Leave it up to your Scout Elf to create a game night everyone wants to be a part of! To get all their friends together, your elf created a tic-tac-toe board by crisscrossing four pieces of painter’s tape.
  2. To make the game more festive, your elf used red and green markers to mark marshmallows with X’s and O’s.
  3. Finally, your elf invited all their friends—including the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard and Elf Pets® Reindeer—to host a night of festive fun!

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Sweet Snowy Scene


Materials:

  • Mini bottles
  • Straws
  • Buttons
  • Glue dots
  • Licorice
  • Powdered donut holes
  • Orange writing icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Milk
  • Coconut shavings

Instructions:

  1. Sugary sweetness abounds in this snowy—and edible—scene created by your elf! To create this indoor winter oasis, your elf will start by laying a foundation of coconut shavings as “snow.”
  2. Next, your elf will create mini bottles of milk decorated to look like snowmen! To do that, your elf uses glue dots to attach buttons to the front of each bottle.
  3. After filling the bottles with milk, your elf will wrap a licorice scarf around the neck of the bottle.
  4. A marshmallow makes the perfect head for the snowman, and your elf will hold it in place with a festive straw.
  5. Your elf will use sprinkles, orange writing icing and licorice to create a smiley snowman face on the marshmallow.
  6. Finally, your elf will gather a big pile of powdered donut hole “snowballs” and wait for you to find their festive treats.

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Reindeer Chocolate Milk


Materials:

  • Clear mugs
  • Chocolate milk
  • Paper straws
  • Orange pom-poms
  • Googly eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Tape
  • Scout Elves at Play® tools: Cheery Chair

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will craft a cocoa treat that looks like the Elf Pets® Reindeer, the perfect touch for a morning meal or official North Pole Breakfast! To start, your elf will use brown pipe cleaners to create “antlers” by wrapping two smaller pieces of pipe cleaner (approximately 2 ½ inches long) around the top of one longer piece of pipe cleaner (approximately 5 inches long).
  2. Using tape, your Scout Elf will attach the “antlers,” as well as two googly eyes and an orange pom-pom “nose” to the clear mug.
  3. After filling each clear mug with hot cocoa, your elf will stick a straw in each and kneel on the Cheery Chair to take a sip!

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Surf’s Up


Materials:

  • Brown sugar
  • Elf-sized sign
  • Scrapbook kit sunglasses

Instructions:

  1. Contrary to popular belief, elves love the sand almost as much as they love the snow! Your elf wants to recreate a sunny, beach-worthy backdrop—all you need to do is leave out brown sugar, a small sign and some shades and your elf will:
  2. Cover a small space in your home with brown sugar to mimic the warm sand.
  3. Write a little message on a scrapbooking sign (found at craft stores).
  4. Slip on the glasses (also found at craft stores) and soak up the sun!

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Earmuff Envy


Materials:

  • Pom-poms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Just because Scout Elves have to bundle up for the chilly climate at the North Pole doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style! With some festive-colored pom-poms and pipe cleaners, your Scout Elf will create a set of “ear-resistible” earmuffs by cutting off a piece of pipe cleaner that is about 5 inches long.
  2. Next, your elf will put a small dot of glue on each end of the pipe cleaner and attach a mini pom-pom onto each side.
  3. After applying pressure to ensure that the pom-poms adhere to the pipe cleaner, your elf will bend the pipe cleaner into a semi-circle and position the pom-poms over his or her ears to show off these toasty new arctic accessories!

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Merry Maze


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Just for their polar pal the Elf Pets® Reindeer, your Scout Elf devised a fun snack time challenge! To send their furry friend on a hunt to find their snack, your elf will create a merry maze on the floor using painter’s tape.
  2. Next, your elf will gather a special treat for your reindeer: orange foam cut to look like carrots!
  3. Finally, your elf will sit at the end of the maze and wait for their furry friend to gallop to them to claim their reward!

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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.

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Welcome Wagon

The Elf Pets® Saint Bernard and Elf Pets® Reindeer put their heads together to create a welcome wagon for their family’s Scout Elf, complete with peppermints, presents and beautiful Christmas décor! They even brought a special note with them using the Message Cards from the Scout Elves at Play® kit asking your family to join them in creating your own special way to welcome your Scout Elf, such as a welcome back breakfast, by making festive signs, or by setting up a Scout Elf landing zone in your home!

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Let the Season Begin!

Looks like your Scout Elf has returned for a season full of fun, and has brought their Elf Pets® friends to mark the occasion! Your elf will also leave a note announcing their arrival, and ask your family to celebrate by singing your favorite Christmas carol to get in the Christmas spirit. Let the season begin!

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Switch It Up


Materials:

  • Brown felt
  • Red felt
  • White felt
  • A piece of paper
  • Marker
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Safety pins
  • Elf Pets® Reindeer

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves , together with their Elf Pets® Reindeer, love to mix things up at the North Pole! Leave out the materials above and your elf will:
  2. Use the white paper and marker to trace the shape of your Elf Pets® Reindeer’s antlers.
  3. Cut out the shape to create an antler pattern.
  4. Place the pattern on top of the brown felt and cut out two antlers.
  5. Use scissors to cut a piece of white felt that is 6 ½ inches long and ¾ of an inch tall.
  6. Glue the ends of the white felt together in a circle so that it fits around their head.
  7. Use glue to attach the felt antlers to the headband. Set aside to dry.
  8. Lay a piece of red felt flat and cut out a piece that is 6 inches by 3 ½ inches.
  9. Take the left side of the red felt and fold it in half along the longer, 6-inch side. Now, the felt should be open on the right side, and folded on the left side. Keep the fabric folded in half.
  10. Start at the lower left-hand side of the fabric and cut along the bottom edge in a slightly curved line to the other side of the fabric, keeping as much material intact as possible. This will round out the whole bottom edge of the fabric.
  11. Cut a straight diagonal line from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner.
  12. Unfold the felt to reveal a triangular shape with a slightly rounded bottom.
  13. Starting at the top of the hat, use fabric glue to glue the felt together into a cone-shaped hat. Set aside to dry.
  14. Use scissors to cut a piece of white felt that is 6 ½ inches long and ¾ of an inch tall. Wrap the white felt around the bottom of the red hat to create the hat’s white trim. Glue into place.
  15. Once both pieces are complete, your elf will put on their new antler headband and put the felt elf hat over the reindeer’s antlers so they can each rock some fun new headgear!

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Scout Elf Bingo

While you are sleeping, your Scout Elf will test his or her luck with a rousing round of bingo! That’s not all, while sitting next to their bingo game board, your elf will leave a note asking your family members to grab their favorite games and join in on the fun by hosting a family game night! Good luck, friends!

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Reindeer Candy Canes


Materials:

  • Candy canes
  • Baking chocolate
  • White and black writing icing
  • Red candy-coated chocolates
  • Bowl
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet

Instructions:

  1. To pay homage to their best friends at the North Pole, your Scout Elf will create an edible ode to the Elf Pets® Reindeer! Using the items above, your elf will:
  2. Follow the package instructions on the baking chocolate to melt it in a deep bowl.
  3. Take two candy canes at a time and, holding the long parts of the candy canes together, dip the long parts in the melted chocolate.
  4. Set the candy canes on a wax-paper lined baking sheet. (Your elf presses the candy canes firmly together after placing them on the baking sheet to make sure they stick together.)
  5. Place a red chocolate coated candy on the candy canes, a little more than halfway up the candy canes.
  6. Place the chocolate-coated candy canes in the freezer to harden after making the desired number of treats.
  7. Remove the candy canes after about an hour and use the writing icing to draw small eyes just above the red candy nose.
  8. Present you with the chocolatey treats to eat!

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