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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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Snowman Popcorn Cups

POP—goes the snowman! 


Materials:

  • Transparent drinking cups
  • Permanent markers
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Your favorite popcorn

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will pop their favorite popcorn.
  2. Next, they will prepare the transparent drinking cups by drawing a snowman’s face on the front and adhering a small ribbon around each one like a scarf.
  3. Finally, they will pour in the popcorn for everyone to enjoy!

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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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Elf Pets Pumpkins 

A pumpkin so cute you’ll want to keep it as a pet…an Elf Pet, that is!


Materials:

  • Pumpkins (artificial or real)
  • Construction paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Child-safe paint
  • Optional: Red felt, Gold glitter

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin with three pumpkins of any size.
  2. Next they will paint each pumpkin the color of an Elf Pet (one of each).
  3. Then they will use construction paper, scissors, and adhesive to cut and glue on the features of the Elf Pets!
  4. Your elf may go a step further and add a red felt collar with each Elf Pets’ magical golden charm.

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Elf Pets Ice Cream

Materials:

  • Chocolate and vanilla ice cream
  • Ice cream cones
  • Oval cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Yellow sprinkles
  • Black icing
  • Fruit tape
  • Chocolate taffy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will place three (one on each) scoops of ice cream onto sugar ice cream cones.
  2. Next, they will place pretzels on top of a chocolate scoop to look like reindeer antlers, oval shaped cookies on a vanilla scoop to look like Saint Bernard ears, and pointed cookie pieces on the second vanilla scoop to look like arctic fox ears.
  3. Then they will place black icing on each scoop to form a cute button nose and eyes.
  4. Lastly, your Scout Elf will use fruit tape and yellow icing to form Elf Pets collars and magic hearts.
  5. Your Scout Elf may add a flair of detail and form a Saint Bernard barrel from chocolate taffy and an Arctic Fox snow globe from a cookie!

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Dog Days of Summer Treat

It’s never a “ruff” life with these sweet treats! These all natural pupsicles are sweet enough for your pet AND for you to enjoy as well!


Materials:

  • Paw print freezer mold
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon pieces
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (NO artificial sweetener)
  • Blender

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is smooth and thoroughly combined.
  2. Next, they will pour the mixture into silicone molds of paw prints that look just like the Elf Pets Saint Bernard and freeze for at least 3 hours. They could even pour this mixture into regular popsicle molds for kids as well!
  3. Finally, your elf will transfer these frozen treats over to a zipper bag for storage so they can serve them up all summer long to your favorite pup!

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A North Pole Valentine

Elves and St. Bernard with Valentine's Day decor and printable note

Scout Elves and Elf Pets® delight in delivering sweet messages from the North Pole.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will invite your Elf Pets® to help set up and then they’ll wait for their sweetie pie to find them.

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Elf Pets® Movie Night

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf is ready to cozy up for a movie night with you! They’ll print and cut out the printable, taping the corresponding “Now Showing” sign for tonight’s featured film.
  2. They’ll make sure your Elf Pets are ready to watch, too.
  3. Don’t forget the popcorn!
  4. *Elf Pets animated specials also available for streaming on Netflix.

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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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All Wrapped Up

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Your Scout Elf is wrapped up in their newest idea! With some festive Christmas wrapping paper and a gift bow, your elf will turn themselves into a perfectly wrapped present.


Materials:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Gift bow
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will wrap themself up with wrapping paper.
  2. They will add a gift bow to their hat for a finishing touch!

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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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Mini Story Time

Your elf can take a page from the book of this Scout Elf, who is having a mini reading session with his friends, the Plushee Pals® Mini Clip-ons.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To set up this bitty book reading, your elf will gather his friends, the Plushee Pals® Mini Clip-ons.
  2. Then, your elf will open the mini version of The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, which is included with the Cozy Christmas Story Time set and read to their audience!
  3. Alternate option: Your elf could search online for the book cover of one of their favorite tales, print a small version of it and staple it to other miniature pages to form their own bitty book.

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Bridge to Safety

Why did the elf cross the sink? “Jaws” because he wanted to! Your elf will take a daring trip over shark-filled waters in this this adventurous elf idea that can be staged in a bathroom or kitchen.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will build the base of the bridge by gluing two paper straws end to end. They will repeat this step to create the two sides of the base. Helpful hint for elves: Add extra straws for longer sinks.
  2. For extra stability, your elf will glue a wooden craft stick under each set of connected straws.
  3. To complete the bridge, your elf will glue wooden craft sticks horizontally from straw to straw, spacing them evenly to create bridge planks.
  4. Finally, your elf will place the bridge over a sink where small sharks are lurking on blue construction paper “water.”
  5. Your elf will make a daring trip across the sink using their bridge to safety!
  6. As a finishing touch, your elf will cut out one of the jokes from the punny printable and tape it on a nearby wall to elicit a laugh from little ones.

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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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Super Sweet Highway

Beep! Beep! Scout Elf coming through! Your elf will cruise along this sweet treat road using an easy-to-assemble Orna-Moments® vehicle.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To create this holiday crossing, your elf will use the package instructions to build the Snowflake Snowmobile and/or the Scout Elf Racer.
  2. Next, your elf will build a Christmas-inspired roadway by laying graham crackers in a straight line and using a sour candy belt to create two lanes.
  3. Your elf will scatter marshmallows along the roadway to give it a snowy look.
  4. Finally, your elf will hop onto their ride and drive along the super sweet highway, being careful not to cause a traffic jam with the Elf Pets®!

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Mini Mealtime

Just like you, Scout Elves and Elf Pets® reach for their favorite foods when their tummies start to rumble. The only difference? The food is miniature! You’ll get a chance to see some of their favorite tiny treats when they set up a mini meal.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will place small plates at a table. Helpful hint for elves: Check local craft stores for mini accessories.
  2. Then, they will serve plastic food (also available at most craft stores) or tiny bits of real food atop their plates.
  3. Order up! Your Scout Elf and Elf Pets® will find a seat at the table and dig in!

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Working at the Pet Wash

Wash, rinse and repeat! Your Scout Elf will help your Elf Pets® get sudsy in a mini pet wash machine to make sure they’re fresh and clean for playtime with little ones.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will cut out a rectangular shape on the front and back of a tissue box to create an entrance and exit for the pet wash.
  2. Then, they will cut off the bottom of the box.
  3. Your elf will cover the frame with tissue paper.
  4. To create a sign, your elf will cut a small piece of construction paper, fold it in half and glue it on top of the box.
  5. Next, they will print and cut out the printable pet wash sign and glue it to the construction paper; the bubbles and suds can be added to the box for additional decoration.
  6. To create a sponge with bristles, your elf will cut little strands of construction paper and tape the fringe in the corners of the pet wash entrance.
  7. On the opposite end, your elf will glue strands of yarn to the inner top of the box to mark the pet wash exit.
  8. Finally, your elf will sit next to the pet wash on a small bench with a drying towel in hand to wait for your squeaky clean Elf Pets®.

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