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Merry Movie Night

Merry Movie Night

Embrace Christmas spirit with your family and have a Merry Movie Night! Make some hot cocoa, snuggle up with your Elf Pets, and watch our animated specials on Netflix. Visit our Merry Movie Night page for downloadable activities to make your movie night magical!


Elf Pets® Movie Night

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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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Pets Love!

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We’re Back!

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Big Sister

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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.

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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.

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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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Magical Snow Globe

Crafting a snow globe has never been easier, thanks to this Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale printable that your elf will use to create a paper plate snow globe swirling with snow!

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out all the snow globe pieces included in the printable.
  2. Then, your elf will glue the picture of the movie scene background as well as the arctic fox cub onto the paper plate.
  3. They will sprinkle fake snow or glitter over the picture and glue a clear pie pan top onto the plate to seal the snow globe.
  4. To complete this craft, they will glue the gold base from the printable onto the bottom of the plate. Helpful hint for elves: If you don’t want to lay the snow globe flat, tape it to a wall, prop it up against a tall object or use a plate stand.
  5. Your elf will sit next to their super cute magical snow globe and wait for you to see it and shake it!

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Mini Memories

Together your Scout Elf and your family created many happy memories this holiday season. Your elf treasures each one! As a parting gift and appreciation for all the good times, they will commemorate moments of unforgettable fun in a clever elf-size scrapbook—filling it with notes, pictures and remembrances of funny moments.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To create the scrapbook, your Scout Elf will:
  2. Print and cut out the scrapbook along the outer edge (as seen in example 1), taking care not to cut off the extended edge of the front cover.
  3. Cut along the solid line above pages 1–3 and stop at page 4.
  4. Cut along the solid line below the front cover, back cover and page 9, stopping at page 9 (as seen in example 2).
  5. Starting with page 1, fold along the dotted lines, altering the direction of each fold (folding over to page 2, folding back behind page 3 and then folding over to page 4).
  6. Fold under page 5 upon reaching page 4 and continue to accordion fold to page 8.
  7. Fold under page 9 upon reaching page 8 and continue to accordion fold to the back cover.
  8. Take the front cover and fold over the back of page 1.
  9. Tape the back of the front cover to the back of page 1, using double-sided tape.
  10. Tape a small photo of your family to the front cover of the Scout Elf scrapbook as indicated and then fill the remaining pages with photos and great memories.

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Festive Speedway Race

Get ready to cheer! Your Scout Elf and all their special pals are eager to compete in an action-packed race in your home. The amazing lineup features all sorts of clever rides—plus everything needed to create an eye-catching racetrack and festive finish line.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will outline a speedway using low-tack decorative tape from Scout Elves at Play® Stick Quick.
  2. Next, your elf will pop out the Wintry Welcome Sign, Good Tidings Train and checkered flag crafts from Scout Elves at Play® Stick Quick. Your elf will follow the instructions in the booklet to finish these crafts.
  3. To create the perfect rides for the race, your elf will pop out and assemble the Christmas Scooter, Snow Day Sled, Wintry Wagon and Rockin’ Reindeer from the Scout Elves at Play® Orna-Moments™ line.
  4. Finally, your elf and their friends will jump on their favorite rides—excited to find out who will finish first!

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North Pole Film Fest

Your Scout Elf and North Pole pals will take a well-deserved break from seasonal duties by kicking back for holiday entertainment. That includes the thrill of watching the new Elf Pets® animated special “Santa’s St. Bernards Save Christmas” on an elf-size screen, which includes six interchangeable scenes.

Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will prepare for snuggly moments by setting up the mini TV screen, elf-size chair and popcorn buckets from the Claus Couture Collection® Merry Movie Night.
  2. Next, your elf will make sure their pal gets comfy using the wraparound sleeping bag and mini felt bear from the Claus Couture Collection® Scout Elf Slumber Set.
  3. Finally, your elf will slip into their special Elf Pets® T-shirt and invite friends to gather around to watch the enchanting special.

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Elf Pets® Balloon Parade

Everyone loves a parade, especially North Pole friends, who look forward to the seventh appearance of The Elf on the Shelf® balloon in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on November 22. Inspired by this event, your Scout Elf and their Elf Pets® will stage a parade of their own in your family’s home.

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Instructions:

  1. Instructions for Reindeer Balloon: First, your elf will inflate a green balloon, tie it off with a knot, and then tie Candy Cane Cable around the balloon knot and secure tightly. Next, your elf will cut brown construction paper in a circular shape for the nose and two spherical shapes for the reindeer ears. For the eyes, your elf will cut white construction paper in two small circles and brown construction paper in two smaller circles. Your elf will attach each eye (small brown circle on white circle) and the nose using painter’s tape. Finally, your elf will attach the balloon to the wall using painter’s tape; for antlers, your elf will tear off pieces of low-tack decorative tape and attach to the wall just above the ears.
  2. Instructions for Saint Bernard: First, your elf will inflate a white balloon, tie it off with a knot, and then tie Candy Cane Cable around the balloon knot and secure tightly. Next, your elf will cut brown construction paper in a circular shape for the nose; cut green construction paper in the shape of two floppy ears; and cut pink construction paper in the shape of a tongue. For the eyes, your elf will cut white construction paper in two small circles and brown construction paper in two smaller circles. Your elf will attach each eye (small brown circle on top of white circle), the nose and tongue using painter’s tape. Finally, your elf will attach the balloon to the wall using painter’s tape.

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Elf Marks the Spot

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Instructions:

  1. When the Scout Elves decide to crack a book, they’ll have no problem finding where they left off thanks to their festive bookmark, featuring a picture of themselves! To create this scholarly surprise your Scout Elf will print and cut out the bookmarks.
  2. Then your Scout Elf will punch a hole in the top of each bookmark.
  3. To finish the bookmark, your elf will tie a piece of Candy Cane Cable through the hole of each bookmark and use them to mark the right page!

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Pupcakes


Materials:

  • Cupcakes
  • White frosting
  • Chocolate icing
  • Small oval-shaped cookies
  • Candy eyeballs (available at most craft stores)
  • Brown candy-coated chocolates
  • Pink chewing gum
  • Frustum-shaped milk chocolates
  • Yellow gumdrops
  • Red ribbon
  • Toothpicks
  • Precision knife

Instructions:

  1. There’s only one thing better than cupcakes—pupcakes made to look like the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard! Your Scout Elf will start to craft these special treats by frosting the tops of the cupcakes with white frosting.
  2. Using chocolate icing, your Scout Elf will create two identical oval-shaped spots the cupcakes, leaving a white strip in between.
  3. Next, your Scout Elf will stick two oval-shaped cookies on each iced spot to make the pup’s “ears.”
  4. Your Scout Elf will place two of the candy eyeballs on the edge of the spots a little more than halfway up the cupcake.
  5. Just below the eyes, your Scout Elf will place a brown candy-coated chocolate as a “nose.”
  6. Your Scout Elf will use the chocolate icing to draw a mouth that connects to the nose and curves out on both sides.
  7. At the spot where the “mouth” curves outward, your Scout Elf will place a bubblegum “tongue” made by flattening sticks of pink bubble gum and using as precision knife to cut small oval-shaped tongues that have one flat side.
  8. To create the Saint Bernard pup’s barrel, your Scout Elf will use chocolate icing to connect the two larger sides of two frustum-shaped milk chocolates (bucket-shaped chocolate treats with caramel in the center).
  9. To create the barrel’s heart charm, your Scout Elf will flatten a yellow gumdrop and cut small heart shapes using the precision knife.
  10. After connecting the heart charm to the barrel using chocolate icing, your Scout Elf will attach the entire barrel to the cupcake using toothpicks.
  11. Your Scout Elf will tie a red ribbon around the base of the cupcake as the Saint Bernard’s collar, and place the cupcakes out for you to “woof” down!

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Fun Treat Cups


Materials:

  • Cup wrap template
  • Color printer
  • Scissors
  • 10 oz. plastic cup
  • Double-sided tape

Instructions:

  1. Print and cut out the cup wraps.
  2. Tape the wraps onto 10 oz. cups.
  3. Fill the cups with a delicious snack for you to enjoy.

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