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“Rocket Man” Clausmonaut

“I think it’s gonna be a long, long time…”


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Instructions:

  1. At the end of the Christmas season, your Scout Elf pal might use this as a departure idea!
  2. Your elf will find a foam craft ball and paint it gray to look like the moon.
  3. Next, they will slip on their Claus Couture Collection® Clausmonaut suit and maybe even their Polar Props backpack.
  4. Finally, they will prepare to take off on their "timeless flight" to the North Pole!

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Magical Letters

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“You’re such a great writer. Santa will love this!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Copy paper/card stock
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf helper will begin by printing, cutting out and setting up the printable where kids will find it.
  2. Then they will encourage kids to write their own magical letter that your elf will take with them to the North Pole!

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Travel Scrapbook

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“Check out the many places I’ll go until I see you again next year!”


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Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf pal will print, cut out and set up their travel photos on the table, in a frame or in a scrapbook where kids can see.
  2. Next, kids can flip through the images to get an idea of what Santa’s Scout Elf crew does throughout the year after they’ve departed from your family’s home.

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“I Spilled the T”

I Spilled the T Idea Image

“It’s pipin’ hot!”


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf friend will print and set out the printable message card.
  2. Next, they will carefully use scissors to cut out several T’s from card stock or copy paper.
  3. Then they may grab a mug to place beside them and their T’s to make it look like they just “spilled the tea.”
  4. Finally, they will find a comfy spot on the counter to set up this adorable idea.

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DIY Tinfoil Star Ornaments

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“Who says Christmas stars can only go on top of the tree?”


Materials:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Cardstock or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ribbon
  • Tape or glue dots

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin this idea by gathering cardstock or cardboard from an old box and drawing large stars.
  2. Next, they will use scissors to cut out their stars.
  3. Then they will take strips of aluminum foil (they like it because it’s sooo shiny) and wrap them around their paper or cardboard stars until the strips mold to the stars perfectly!

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Candy Cane Golf 

The Elf on the Shelf and friend playing golf with a candy cane golf club

“Fooooore!”


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf friend will cut the green paper or felt in the shape of a mini golf course.
  2. Then they will find the perfect candy cane to use to putt their mini golf ball.
  3. Lastly, they will pick out the perfect accessories from their MagiFreez® Cool Kicks Sneaker Trio so they can stand tall and tee up the perfect shot!

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Scout Elf Snow Sports 

The Elf on the Shelf and friends skiing using a snow hill made of paper towels and sleds made of cupcake wrapping papers

“Tallyho-ho-ho!”


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Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin by taking a roll of paper towels and putting the open end at the highest point they can find (Pro tip: a couch or chair is best!).
  2. Then they will roll out a few paper towels until the bulk of the roll reaches the floor making sure to add pillows, towels or something else easily accessible for support underneath.

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The Elf on the Shelf® Christmas Tree

The Elf on the Shelf sitting in front of a Christmas tree that they’ve decorated to look just like them

“I decorated your Christmas tree. Now we’re twins!”


Materials:

  • Christmas Tree
  • Wrapping paper
  • Glue sticks or dots
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf® pal will gather up some unused gift-wrapping paper and scissors.
  2. Next, they will cut a large triangle from red wrapping paper and one longer rectangular strip of white wrapping paper to create the hat.
  3. Then, they will cut two large white circles, two medium blue or brown circles and two black circles then glue or tape them together to make the eyes.
  4. After that, your elf will cut one oval shape to create the nose and one sickle shape for the mouth.
  5. Next, they will cut 5-6 white triangles and tape or glue them together on each end to create a collar.
  6. Finally, they will use glue dots or tape to stick all of this to the tree and show off their likeness!

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Scout Elf Tree House

The Elf on the Shelf sitting in a printable tree house in a Christmas tree.

“My new house is tree-mendous!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Christmas tree

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will print, cut and fold the printable tree house.
  2. Next, they will tape all the sides together so it will stay in place.
  3. Then they will find the perfect spot in the Christmas tree to place their tree house!
  4. Finally, they will get comfy in their tree house and wait for kids to notice their arrival!

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Merry & Bright Paperdoll Luau

Grab your grass skirts and floral shirts—it’s time for a luau!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/ copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue dots
  • Optional: pineapple, sunglasses, luau decorations

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and cut out the gingerbread people along with their clothing and accessories.
  2. Next, they will lay them out for kids to find.
  3. Finally, they will enjoy a merry and bright luau while kids keep entertained with these paperdolls!

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“I’m Bored” Activity Jar

For the next “I’m bored!”


Materials:

  • Empty bowl or jar
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Marker

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will begin by cutting three-to-four-inch strips of paper.
  2. Then they will come up with several cheer-filled, enjoyable activities and write one down on each strip of paper and fold.
  3. Next, they will put all the activity papers into the jar for kids to pull out one–by-one throughout summer to fill their days with joy!

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DIY Suncatchers

Capture the sun with these adorable DIY suncatchers!


Materials:

  • Paper coffee filters
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Optional: glitter, glue

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will lay three to four coffee filters flat and cut them into the shape of a heart.
  2. Next, they will use a paint brush to gently paint a thin coat of yellow food coloring on top of the paper hearts.
  3. Then they will put a border of gold glitter all the way around the heart to make it sparkle!
  4. Next, your elf will hoist the hearts up and adhere them to a window where they can catch lots of sun.
  5. Finally, they will lay out all the materials so kids can join in on this adorable craft!

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DIY Party Hats

“On a list of our favorites, this New Year’s party hat sits right on top!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Pom-poms
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print, cut, prepare and wear their elf-sized party hats.
  2. Then kids will fold card stock or copy paper into a cone to wear on their own heads!
  3. Decorate your party hats as you please and get ready to ring in the new year!

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Party Poppers

This party is POPPIN’!


Materials:

  • Cardboard tube
  • Leftover Christmas wrapping paper
  • Balloons
  • Tape (bonus if it’s decorative!)
  • Confetti

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your elf will lay out all the materials needed to craft the party poppers.
  2. Then, kids will tape or glue leftover wrapping paper from Christmas around the empty cardboard tube.
  3. Next, kids will go ahead and tie the mouthpiece of the balloon into a knot as if it were already blown up.
  4. Then with your help, kids will cut a tiny hole at the top of a balloon and stretch it open to insert the cardboard tube into the hole and tape the cut edges onto the cardboard tube to secure.
  5. Finally, add confetti to the tube and pull the knotted end of the balloon to POP!

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Growth Chart Wall

Materials:

  • Wall or door frame of your choosing
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will begin by printing and setting out the printable and cute message card!
  2. Then they will help kids pick out a wall or door frame eligible for a few pencil markings.
  3. Next, kids will back up to the wall while you help to draw a line equal with the tippy top of their head!
  4. Finally, keep the measurements going each season when your elf journeys back to your home for Christmas!

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Silly Elf Hangtags

“Catch ya later!” Use these extra cute hangtags to add variety to the assortment that comes with Santa’s Official Scout Elf Carrier.


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Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut and set out these adorable hangtags and climb inside the carrier to wait to be found.
  2. Next, kids will choose which hangtag best suits the day ahead.
  3. Finally, kids will hook the hangtag onto the Scout Elf Carrier handle and hit the road for the day!

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Scout Elf Car Bingo

Mark off what you see to win a cheerful round of car BINGO!


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Instructions:

  1. Scout Elves will print, cut and set out the car bingo boards and chips printables.
  2. Then they will climb into their Scout Elf Carrier ready to keep their eyes peeled for each item on the bingo cards!

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Elf Carrier Printable Poems

A sweet message for any day.


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Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will pick out the perfect poem for the day ahead.
  2. Next, they will print, cut and set it out beside their Scout Elf Carrier.
  3. Finally, they’ll wait in the carrier to be found and kids will discover what the Scout Elf has planned by reading the sweet message.

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Scout Elf Journal

On the road again…”


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Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut and set out the bucket list journal.
  2. Then they will tuck themselves into their Scout Elf Carrier for the day's adventure.
  3. Lastly, kids will use the travel journal to mark off each elftastic activity they participate in with their Scout Elf!

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Elftastic Insta-Moment

Do it for the ’gram! #ElfontheShelf 


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut the printable.
  2. Then they will find their favorite perch and place themselves behind the printed frame to create the cutest Instagram photo ever!

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Spa Station Pop-up

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Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare for spa day with the Scout Elves at Play® Insta-Moment Pop-Ups™ Spa.
  2. Next, they will lay out several small spa items that their family can enjoy as well.
  3. Finally, take a day of rest! Have your own spa day so everyone can relax during this busy time of year!

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Silly Smiles

Say “candy-y-y-y”! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Popsicle/crafting sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Printable

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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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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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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