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Scout Elf To-Do List

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Santa’s not the only one keeping a list! Your Scout Elf will keep a pencil and paper handy to make sure they’re keeping up with their responsibilities, too! Call Santa? Check. Wrap presents? Check.


Materials:

  • Mini paper
  • Mini pencil

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find a comfortable place to sit, maybe on presents they finished wrapping like this Scout Elf.
  2. They will get out paper and pencil, creating a to-do list and checking it off as they go!

Legal [General, 2, 6]

You’ve Got Mail!

You've Got Mail image

Special delivery! Your elf brought these little letters just for you. Open the tiny envelopes to reveal the special notes.


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will fold the envelopes and leave the elf letters out for you to read.

Get Printable

Legal [General, 2]

Disconnect to Reconnect

Materials:

  • Large container (Fishbowl, shoebox, vase etc.)
  • Paper
  • Pen

Instructions:

  1. Turn off, tune out and focus in on spending quality time with loved ones. Your elf will see to this by instilling a strict no electronics zone that inspires family members to put cellphones, tablets and computers aside. All your elf needs is paper and pen to create a sign and a place to store the gadgets to get rid of them for an hour, day, week, or however long your elf decides!

Legal [General, 8]

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]

Special Delivery

Materials:

  • Wrapping paper
  • An empty gift box
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf is bursting with excitement to show you this new hiding spot! After returning to your home from the North Pole, your Scout Elf will:
  2. Take an empty gift box and wrap it in festive paper.
  3. Cut a hole in the box, just big enough to pop out of.
  4. Present themselves as a surprise present under your Christmas tree!

Legal [General, 2]

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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Clownin’ Around

Your silly Scout Elf is at it again! To show off her love of playing jokes and dressing up at the North Pole, your elf will tape small red pom-poms to one of your family photos—and wear a clown nose herself! She will also leave you a note asking your family to do something silly together today—like create some knock-knock jokes or put on a funny fashion show!

Legal [General, 1, 8]

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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Donut You Want One


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf created a batch of delightful donuts for you to enjoy! To make their brightly colored confections, your elf will start by bringing several of Mrs. Claus’ donuts back from the North Pole.
  2. Next, your elf will frost each donut using blue icing.
  3. To top off the donuts, your elf will drizzle white icing on top.
  4. Finally, your elf will follow the instructions in the book Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts to create their own mini box of donuts and a sign that will let you know these frosty blues are just for you!

Lunch Wrap-Up


Materials:

  • Your little one’s lunch
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Elves have a tendency to go overboard when it comes to Christmas—and that includes gift wrapping! Your Scout Elf decided to make your little one’s lunch today, but it looks like they’ll have to do a little unwrapping to get inside!
  2. Using wrapping paper and tape, your elf will wrap each lunch item, and leave a fun note for your little one to find. Now lunch will feel just like Christmas morning!

Legal [General]

Balloon Scavenger Hunt Surprise


Materials:

  • Helium balloons
  • String/ribbon
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Treats/gifts
  • Message Cards from Scout Elves at Play® kit (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf plans to send you searching on a sweet scavenger hunt around the house! To start, your elf will gather helium balloons tied with string or ribbon.
  2. Next, your elf will write clues on the paper with markers and tape one to each of the balloons that will lead your family to a hidden treat! (Helpful hint for elves: you can label the balloons by date, or by family member for even more fun!)

Legal [General, 1, 4]

Treasure Hunt

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Markers/Colored Pencils
  • Prizes or notes

Instructions:

  1. Shiver me timbers! It looks like your Scout Elf is in the mood to play!
  2. Scout Elves can use actual tiny presents, candy, or even fun notes as hidden treasure for your children to find throughout the living room. Your Scout Elf should also leave a trusty map, complete with all of the major landmarks in the room, to help tiny tots find all their goodies. Using markers or colored pencils, your elf will leave X’s on the map where they’ve hidden the treasures since “X” always marks the spot.
  3. Whew! Your family will enjoy all of the fun of treasure seeking in true North Pole style—without ever having to walk the plank.

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Christmas Reflection


Materials:

  • Dry erase markers

Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves are always looking for a way to put a smile on your face…sometimes literally! Your Scout Elf will gather some dry erase markers and draw a funny picture on the mirror in your bathroom—like reindeer antlers and a ruby red nose, or an elf hat and collar! Finally, your elf will write a fun message asking you to check out your new reflection!

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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!

Legal [General, 1]

That’s a Wrap!

It’s what’s on the inside that counts, but your Scout Elf knows that Christmas presents are even prettier when they come in festive paper! To put the finishing touches on their thoughtful gifts for friends and loved ones, your Scout Elf decided to host their very own gift wrapping party with the Good Tidings Gift Boxes and Convertible Christmas Tree from the book Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts.

In addition to perfecting his or her present presentation, your elf will leave out a note asking your family to get your gift wrapping done, too, by having a present wrapping party complete with snacks, pretty paper and decorative garnishes. That’s a wrap!


Legal [General]

Good Deed of the Day


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. ‘Tis the season to spread joy, and your elf has the perfect idea to inspire you to action! To start, your elf will pop out the Gift of Giving Box and Marvelous Message Cards from the Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts book.
  2. Next, your elf will assemble the items by following the instructions in the book.
  3. To fill the box, your elf will jot down ideas for kind deeds on pieces of paper, such as “visit a neighbor”; “bake a sweet treat for a friend” or “walk the family dog” just to name a few.
  4. Then your elf will wait for you to draw a kind deed card!

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Holiday Hide-and-Seek


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi—your Scout Elf is hiding and they want you to find them! To create the perfect place to hide, your elf will start by piling up a mound of mini marshmallows.
  2. Next, your elf will pop out the Convertible Christmas Tree and Marvelous Message Cards and follow the instructions for the crafts in the book Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts.
  3. Finally, your elf will hide behind the mound of marshmallows and wait for you to find them!

Legal [General, 1, 5]

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]

Jolly Gingerbread House


Materials:

  • 1 pack of multi-colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Holiday stickers

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will leave you a jolly gingerbread surprise, but instead of actual sweets, gumdrops and icing, they wanted to show off their creativity! To craft their own gingerbread house, your elf will start by taping four square pieces of construction paper to the wall to make the house.
  2. To create the angled roof, your elf will take one additional piece of brown construction paper, cut it in half diagonally and place the pieces side by side atop the house.
  3. With a darker brown piece of construction paper, your elf will cut out windows and a doorway and attach them to the house with glue.
  4. Your elf will use white construction paper to cut out a scallop-edged for the roof, doorway and windows, and use glue to attach them to the house.
  5. To create window panes, your elf will attach two thin white strips of construction paper to the windows with glue.
  6. To decorate the house, your elf will cut out circles in various colors of construction paper to look like gumdrops and attach them to the doorway.
  7. Your elf will also use holiday stickers that look like peppermints and candy canes to adorn the sugary abode.
  8. Finally, your elf will leave a note and the remaining craft supplies and ask you to help make their gingerbread house a home by adding all the final decorative touches!

Legal [General, 1, 2]

Puppy Print Cookies


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. With the help of the Elf Pets® Saint Bernard, your Scout Elf came up with a “paw-fect” idea for pup-themed cookies! After bringing back some cookies from the North Pole, your Scout Elf will use chocolate icing to draw paw prints on each cookie.
  2. Your elf will perch right on the plate with a Scout Elf Message Card asking you to try his or her creations!

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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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Christmas Cookie Creations

Icing, sprinkles and cookies—oh my! Your Scout Elf got busy baking and left out all the items needed to deck out your own specially-shaped Christmas cookies. But that’s not all, your elf also left you a note asking you to pitch in and decorate the cookies during your very own cookie decorating party!

Legal [General, 1]

The Ultimate Scout Elf Party

Scout Elves look for any reason to celebrate the season, that’s why they brought a special surprise for you—the Scout Elf Party Pack! On a note, your elf will ask you to put their Christmas kit to good use by planning and hosting your own Yuletide celebration or December birthday bash. Now go get the party started!

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