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Moving Day

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“It’s time for me to move back to the North Pole. See you next year!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Copy paper/card stock
  • Printable
  • Small boxes or bags
  • String
  • Toy truck or car

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf helper will load all their boxes into their “vehicle”.
  2. Second, they will use string to tie things down so nothing blows away on their journey to the North Pole!
  3. Third, they will print and cut out the printable message card letting kids know that it’s time for them to go until next year!

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All Wrapped Up

The Elf on the Shelf wrapped in toilet paper after just wrapping a whole room in toilet paper as a funny elf idea.

“Looks like this joke was a royal flush…”


Materials:

  • Toilet paper
  • Tape
  • Stairs, banister, Christmas tree or any other place in your home that would be great for wrapping!

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will find some extra toilet paper.
  2. Next, they will scope out an elftastic spot to pull this silly joke!
  3. Then your elf will wrap themselves and their favorite spot or room in toilet paper so kids can get a good giggle!

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“Quack of Dawn”

The Elf on the Shelf and friend sitting on a bathroom counter with rubber ducks and printable message card.

“Quack, quack…I’m back!”


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin this idea by printing, cutting and setting out the ‘punny’ printable message card.
  2. Then they will find several rubber duck friends!
  3. Finally, they will find the perfect perch on a counter or cabinet for kids to find them and laugh along with their joke!

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“Soft Landing”

The Elf on the Shelf wrapped in bubble wrap and sitting with friends on stairs

Special delivery from the North Pole!


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will find some gather up some bubble wrap, scissors and tape.
  2. Next, they will wrap themselves (and their cute little hat) in bubble wrap and tape it at the end to keep it in place.
  3. Lastly, they will find some stairs or even just a good spot on the floor to make it look like they’ve made a “soft” landing from the North Pole!

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Streamers Surprise

The Elf on the Shelf sitting in a stairwell with streamers hanging down, and a boy and girl pointing and smiling.

Surprise! I decorated. Hope you like it!


Materials:

  • Streamers
  • Tape
  • Stairs, door frame or anywhere in your home that would be great for streamers!

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf friend will find the best, highest place from which to hang the streamers.
  2. Second, they will tape the streamers, let them hang to the floor and watch them sparkle before their eyes.
  3. Finally, they will find the perfect spot among the streamers to sit and wait for kids to find them!

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“Don’t Look Down!”

The Elf on the Shelf ziplining through the kitchen while covering their eyes

Not all Scout Elf pals are the biggest fans of heights. 


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your elf will begin by scouting out the two highest points in your home.
  2. Next, they will make sure the rope for the zipline is secured from point A to B.
  3. Lastly, they will go soaring between on their zipline as if they’re gliding into your home straight from the North Pole!

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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 Strength Training 

The Elf on the Shelf and friend working out with marshmallow dumbbells and cookie barbells

“Time to pump some iron!” 


Materials:

  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel straws
  • Optional: Cookies, Drinking straws, Icing dots

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will make their dumbbells and barbells by loading marshmallows on each end of a pretzel straw or drinking straw respective to whichever weight they’re creating.
  2. Next, they may create benches and seats out of larger marshmallows!
  3. Then they may opt for loading cookies on the end of drinking straws to add a little extra weight (so they can be even stronger when it comes time to help Santa deliver gifts, of course).
  4. Finally, they’ll begin their workout in preparation for the busy season ahead!

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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!”


Materials:


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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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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Bags n’ Tags for Shopping Spree

“I’m here for the Christmas season. Hope you don’t mind; I brought some things with me!” 


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print, cut, and fold the printable bags and tags.
  2. Next, they will arrange their bags to hold like their most recent shopping haul!

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Crash Landing

“Aaand I stuck the landing!” 


Materials:


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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Returning Home

Returning Home image

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?

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Christmas Pancake Party

Christmas Pancake Party image

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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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.

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Christmas Around the Clock

Christmas Around the Clock image

What time is it? Elf time! Your Scout Elf will transform a regular clock into a festive timepiece that replaces each hour with a fun activity. Time flies when you’re having fun…especially with your Scout Elf!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable, featuring different “times” or activities.
  2. Then, they will tape the cutouts to a wall clock and wait for you to find them and discover the activities!

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How to Floss

How to Floss image

Your Scout Elf heard about a dance called the “floss,” so they decided to try it out. No toothbrush or toothpaste required!


Materials:

  • Dental floss
  • Note

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will find themselves twisted and tangled in dental floss.
  2. They’ll leave you a note asking, “Is this how you do the ‘FLOSS’?”

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Holiday Hair Salon

Holiday Hair Salon GIF

Your Scout Elf is ready to get all dolled up! They’ll easily set up a holiday hair salon in your home, so they can try out the North Poles’ latest hairstyle.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will set up the Scout Elf Salon pop-up scene.
  2. Then, they will hop in the salon chair and get ready to spin around to see their new hairdo!

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Elf Quarantine Return Letter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Scout Elves! They have been planning and preparing all year long for their daily hide-and-seek celebrations with you. But this year, everyone is wondering if Santa’s most trusted helpers will be able to return as always to their families’ homes. Will Coronavirus keep them away? Do Scout Elves need to quarantine?

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Craving Hot Cocoa

To help you satisfy your sweet tooth, your Scout Elf brought back a new North Pole recipe for a big batch of hot cocoa! After assembling the chocolate-y treat, your elf will leave a note asking your family to grab a mug and top your cup of piping hot cocoa with a variety of fun ingredients, like sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate chips and more. And of course, don’t forget the marshmallows!


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