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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!

Legal [General, 2]

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth

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Say cheese! Your Scout Elf will grab funny props and make silly faces as they pose in this mini Scout Elf photo booth. Bonus: it comes with a photo strip souvenir.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the photo booth and props (parts A & B). They will fold and cut the slots necessary to add the photo booth banner (part C).
  2. They will attach toothpicks to the props with tape and then get ready for their turn behind the curtain to strike a pose!

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Legal [General, 2]

Chocolate Jumbling Tower

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Your Scout Elf can turn any sweet treat into a game. Hopefully, you’ll find their chocolate jumbling tower before they’ve eaten it!


Materials:

  • Chocolate wafer bars
  • Plate

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will use chocolate wafer bars to build a jumbling tower on top of a plate. They’ll be practicing their patience until you find them by:
    • Removing wafer bars carefully so they don’t fall.
    • Trying not to eat the chocolate wafer bars. So tempting!

Legal [General, 5]

The Floor Is Ice!

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In this cool elf caper, your Scout Elf must watch their step because the floor is made entirely of ice! How fast can they move around the ice?


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Boxes or presents

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the ice background (as many as needed).
  2. They will tape them on the floor to create an ice floor.
  3. Then, your elf will set up boxes or presents on the ice to use as stepping-stones so they make it across without touching the freezing floor!

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Legal [General, 2, 7]

North Pole Popcorn Popper

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Your Scout Elf will magically turn regular ole’ corn into your favorite airy snack using this tasty treat transformer! You could say “what’s poppin’,” but that might be too corny!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Corn on the cob (real or plastic)
  • Popped popcorn

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable, folding the treat transformer along the dotted lines.
  2. Then, they will place corn on the cob into one side of the printable machine and popped popcorn on the other.

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Legal [General, 2, 5]

Donut Delivery

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Sweet treats are always on the menu when your Scout Elf comes home. When they arrive for the season, they’ll plan a yummy breakfast so you “donut” have to worry about the season’s first meal.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Plate
  • Donuts

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable sign.
  2. Then, they will prop it near a plate of delicious donuts for you to enjoy!

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Legal [General, 2, 5]

Tic-Tac-Bow

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Have you ever played a game of tic-tac-toe Christmas style? With this holiday-inspired set up by your Scout Elf, now you can! Who will win?


Materials:

  • Washi tape
  • Two different colored gift bows
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will use washi tape to create a tic-tac-toe board.
  2. Then, they will choose one colored gift bow and tape it to a spot on the board.
  3. When you find them, it’ll be your turn!

Legal [General, 7]

Scout Elf Snow Angel

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It’s marshmallow mayhem, and your Scout Elf is loving it. Now, they can make the perfect “snow angel!”


Materials:

  • Mini marshmallows

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will scatter many marshmallows on the counter, hop in the pile and begin making a snow angel!

Legal [General, 1, 5]

North Pole Virtual Meeting

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Turning my camera on! Can everyone see me? Your Scout Elf will join a virtual meeting and (hopefully) remember that their camera is on so they don’t do anything too silly!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will download the image onto a phone or other device, so you can get a peek inside their virtual meeting.

Get Image

Legal [General, 2, 3, 7, 8]

Zipping through December

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December 25th can’t come fast enough! Your Scout Elf will set up a mini zipline adventure to zip toward Christmas!


Materials:

  • Plushee Pals® Mini Clip-ons
  • String
  • Two self-adhesive hooks

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will tie string to two self-adhesive hooks.
  2. Then, they will clip on the mini Plushee Pals® for a fun ride across a zipline!

Legal [General, 2, 7]

Scout Elf Ski Trip

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It’s time to shred the slopes! Packed with the necessary equipment and accessories, this play set will leave your elf ready for a day full of fun in the snow.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will unpack the Snow Play Set, put on their boots, skis and goggles, spread out the snow and get ready for a day full of snowy adventures.

Legal [General, 1, 2]

Oh, Snowman Tree!

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Is this how you decorate a Christmas tree? Your Scout Elf skipped the ornaments and used toilet paper instead to transform the Christmas tree into a snowman. “Snow” silly!


Materials:

  • Toilet paper
  • Black, white and orange construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will use toilet paper to wrap your Christmas tree.
  2. Then, they will cut a black hat, an orange nose and circles for eyes and a mouth out of construction paper.
  3. They will tape the finishing touches onto the Christmas tree turned snowman!

Legal [General, 2]

Candy Cane Garden

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Your Scout Elf has a green “Christmas” thumb. With a little watering and patience, they will grow full-size candy canes!


Materials:

  • Soft peppermint candies
  • Mini and full-sized candy canes
  • Small bucket or cup
  • Crushed chocolate cookies
  • Mini watering tin

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will tend to a candy cane garden. First, they will plant soft peppermint candies in crushed chocolate cookies (dirt) and water them with a mini watering tin.
  2. Soon, the soft peppermint candies will grow into mini candy canes before finally reaching full-sized candy canes!

Legal [General, 1, 5, 7]

Cereal Box Surprise

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While enjoying the yummy, official cereal of the North Pole, you’ll be met with a surprise visitor…your Scout Elf!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will bring a box of The Elf on the Shelf® Vanilla Candy Cane Cookie Cereal for you.
  2. Then, they’ll pop out of the box to surprise you!

Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 8]

Returning Home

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It’s back to the basics for this elf idea! Your Scout Elf will find a holiday location to land when they return from the North Pole!


Materials:

  • Spot in your home decorated for Christmas i.e. mantel, bookcase, nightstand, etc.

Instructions:

  1. After their nightly flight to the North Pole, your elf will return to your home and land among the Christmas décor…would you expect anything different from a visitor who’s crazy about Christmas?

Legal [General, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8]

Ahoy, Matey!

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Ahoy! Your pirate Scout Elf will show you what treasure washed ashore on their high arctic seas adventures.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable props.
  2. To set the scene, they will use brown sugar for sand and display the pirate ship and treasure chest.
  3. Finally, they will slip into their Polar Pirate outfit before consulting the map to see if X marks the spot!

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Legal [General, 2, 5]

Looked Who “Popped” By

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Beep! Beep! Your Scout Elf will cruise into an effortless scene in no time with this pop-up elf backdrop.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will set up the Christmas Car Ride pop-up scene.
  2. Then, they will hop in the driver’s seat and get ready to cruise into Christmastime!

Legal [General, 1]

Peekaboo!

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Oh dear! This toilet paper snowman is hiding a surprise…your Scout Elf!


Materials:

  • 3 rolls of toilet paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Black, orange and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single hole punch
  • Gift bow (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will create a snowman they can hide in! First, they will stack three rolls of toilet paper on top of one another.
  2. Then, they will glue two googly eyes on the top roll of toilet paper.
  3. They will cut a nose, arms and buttons out of construction paper and glue them onto the toilet paper.
  4. Using a single hole punch, they will punch small circles out of construction paper and arrange them for a mouth.
  5. As an option, they will glue a gift bow on top of the snowman.
  6. Finally, they will climb inside the middle of the toilet paper rolls and pop out to surprise you!

Legal [General, 1, 2]

Out of This World

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Blast off to the stars! Your Scout Elf will spacewalk in their Clausmonaut outfit and make new alien friends along the way!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable aliens.
  2. They will glue them to toilet paper rolls and add pipe cleaners and pom poms for even more fun!
  3. They will use string to hang the Clausmonaut Space Mission inflatable rocket.
  4. Finally, they will slip into their Clausmonaut outfit before flying into space!

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Legal [General, 1]

Christmas Movie Night Tips

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Lights, camera, action! Get ready for at-home movie night with your Scout Elf and Elf Pets. With this caddy filled with snacks, you’ll be ready to grab a blanket and tune in for showtime.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. First, your elf will fill a snack caddy or bento box with your favorite movie snacks.
  2. Then, they will wrap your favorite Christmas movies or animated specials and store them in a bin.
  3. Finally, they will hang out with the Elf Pets® Reindeer until you find them. Together, you all can sit down for a cozy movie night!

Legal [General, 1, 5, 7, 8]

Scout Elf Soccer Star

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They shoot! They score! Your Scout Elf will win the season with this sporty outfit that doubles as an easy elf idea.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will slip into the North Pole Goal and Gear outfit, kick the winning shot and then celebrate their victory!

Legal [General]

Miniature Gingerbread House

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Oh, snap! This elf created teensy weensy gingerbread houses for his Merry Mini Christmas friends.


Materials:

  • Merry Minis
  • Graham crackers
  • Jelly beans
  • Mini lollipops
  • Coconut shavings
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini candy canes
  • Icing

Instructions:

  1. To create mini gingerbread houses for the Merry Minis, your Scout Elf will use icing to attach two graham crackers together and to secure jelly beans as the roof.
  2. They can also create mini sleds with a graham cracker and mini candy canes.
  3. They will add embellishments to the festive scene with coconut shavings, mini marshmallows and mini lollipops.

Legal [General, 1, 5]