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Elf Yourself

“You look just like me!” 


Materials:

  • Cardboard or poster board
  • Colorful construction paper
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will find a large piece of cardboard or poster board and cut a child-sized face hole in the middle.
  2. Next, they will cut red and white construction paper in their likeness and adhere it to the board.
  3. Finally, they will set up a photo station for silly Christmas pictures!

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Nutcracker Imposters

“Just act natural…” 


Materials:

  • Nutcrackers
  • Nuts in shells
  • Metal nutcracker
  • MagiFreez® Holiday Hipster Pants

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will arrange some Nutcracker friends into a line.
  2. Next, they will place themselves, standing tall with MagiFreez®, among the nutcrackers while holding a metal nutcracker and un-shelled nuts.

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Family Gazette

Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and prepare the printable.
  2. Next, they will lay out the printable sheet so you can fill in all of this year’s information and look back on it for years to come!

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Fam Jam

Ready to jam with the fam? 


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Wonderland Onesie
  • Elf-sized pillows and blankets

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will dress up in their favorite pj’s (some opt for the Claus Couture Collection® Wonderland Onesie).
  2. Then they will gather elf-sized pillows and blankets to get cozy for Fam-Jam Pajama Night!

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Food Bingo

BINGO!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Your favorite Christmas candy

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and lay out the bingo charts.
  2. Next, they will cut out the printable bingo chips or they might leave your favorite Christmas candy to use as bingo chips—as long as you don’t eat it first!

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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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A Starry Night

Head outside and gaze at the stars. Look how they twinkle, sparkle and SHINE!


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Starry Night Set
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get ahold of the Claus Couture Collection® Starry Night Set and set up with their tent, scarf, telescope, and book!
  2. Then, they’ll settle in to gaze at the breath-taking night sky.

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Cotton Ball Fort for Elf Pets® Arctic Fox

Bundle up with your Elf Pets® Arctic Fox in a cozy snow fort.


Materials:

  • Elf Pets®: An Arctic Fox Tradition
  • Cotton balls or buffalo snow
  • Cardboard or Styrofoam
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. First, the Scout Elf will create an igloo shape out of cardboard or Styrofoam.
  2. Next, they will arrange and adhere the cotton balls or buffalo snow around the igloo to look like a snow burrow.
  3. Finally, the elf will show the Elf Pets® Arctic Fox its new home for the winter!

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Decorative Drink Packs

You’ve found the perfect gift with these reindeer drink packs! 


Materials:

  • Plastic piping bags
  • Hot cocoa powder
  • Mini marshmallows or other favorite hot cocoa toppings
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom-poms

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will fill the piping bags with their favorite hot cocoa mix and toppings.
  2. Then they will tie off the bag with pipe cleaners cut and bent in the shape of reindeer antlers.
  3. Your Scout Elf will then adhere googly eyes and a pom-pom nose to make your hot cocoa packs look like the Elf Pets® Reindeer!
  4. Give these sweet treats to friends and family for Christmas

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Made It Back to the North Pole

Mind shipping my things?


Materials:

  • Picture frame
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Elf-sized packages or boxes

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will snap a picture (printable) and set out in a picture frame for you to see.
  2. The elf will then set out the printable message and elf-sized packing boxes letting everyone know that they made it back to the North Pole and they would like to have their “things” shipped back to them!

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I will miss shoe!

These are a perfect fit!


Materials:

  • Your own shoes!
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your mischievous Scout Elf will gather all the shoes they can find.
  2. Then they’ll place the printable card with their departure message next to the shoe they choose to hide in and let you know that they will surely miss “shoe.” Of course, they really mean they will miss YOU!

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Name-in-Bows

“Hey! That’s my name!”


Materials:

  • Gift bows
  • Wall-safe adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find their way into your gift-wrapping bows.
  2. Next, they will adhere each bow to the wall to form their name!

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Funny-Do List

Scout Elves: making chores enjoyable since 2005!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and set out the printable.
  2. Then, they’ll sneak back to the North Pole while your family’s face lights up at all the silly chores to complete before the Scout Elf officially arrives for the season!

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Crash Landing

“Aaand I stuck the landing!” 


Materials:

  • Christmas Tree
  • Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get themselves affixed in the Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go.
  2. Next, the elf will make a crash landing into your Christmas tree to let everyone know they have arrived!

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Rock Band Pop-up

Rock-Band

“I’m rocking…out!” 


Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will prepare the Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set.
  2. Then they will grab the drumsticks and get ready to rock out!

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Deck the Haunted Halls

Get ready to deck the haunted halls with spooky streamers and more! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Black construction paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Orange Balloons
  • Sharpie
  • Orange crepe paper
  • Wall-safe adhesive
  • Optional: Plastic spiders

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will blow up several orange balloons.
  2. Next, they will draw silly jack-o-lantern-like faces on them and string them up across a mantle or door frame with orange crepe paper.
  3. Then they use the printable pattern provided and cut out a spiderweb for extra spooky décor!
  4. Lastly, your elf may choose to continue decorating with more Halloween pumpkins and artificial spiders!

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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®!


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Yummy Cookie PJs

Introducing: Claus Couture Collection® Yummy Cookie Pjs! Wake up to sweet treats! This cozy breakfast-themed set will delight your Scout Elf and make each morning merrier.


Materials:

  • Cozy green and blue top with cookie themed graphic
  • Blue full-length pant with festive cookie and dot pattern

Instructions:

  1. To purchase, visit Santa's Store at: shop.elfontheshelf.com

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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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Stuck in a Bind

On their way back to you from the North Pole, your Scout Elf wound up in a sticky situation, and they left you this free printable poem to explain their predicament!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Blinds, or another spot an elf could get “stuck”

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find themselves tied up in the blinds, or some similar dilemma.
  2. They will print and cut out the poem to explain their mishap.

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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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