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Christmas Candy Overload

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A Scout Elf can never eat too much candy…or can they? Your Scout Elf got into the Christmas candy and may have given themself a tummy ache. Whoops!


Materials:

  • Wrapped candy
  • Empty candy wrappers

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will unwrap Christmas candy to eat and enjoy. One small problem…they don’t know when to stop!

Legal [General, 1, 5, 8]

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]

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!

Get Printable

Legal [General, 2, 5]

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]

Baking “Brown-E’s”

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This is the easiest batch of brownies ever! Your punny Scout Elf isn’t gathering flour, sugar and cocoa; they’re crafting “Brown-E’s,” sure to get laughs from little ones!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Bowl

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they will whip up the batch of Brown-E's, by displaying the printable brown letters on a baking sheet. Yummy? Funny!

Get Printable

Legal [General, 2, 7, 8]

Breakfast…Scout Elf Style!

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Breakfast just got a whole lot SWEETER with the help of your sugar-loving, inventive Scout Elf, who’s dreamed up a silly, sweet breakfast for you to enjoy.


Materials:

  • Toast
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf learned a thing or two from Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, so they whipped up a sugary, sweet breakfast by spreading icing on toast and then topping it with sprinkles. Voila!

Legal [General, 5]

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]

Snowy Welcome Back Breakfast

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You’ll step into a winter wonderland after your Scout Elf sets up this snow-themed North Pole Breakfast® surprise for your family. Your family could even create a similar snowy breakfast and invite your Scout Elf to partake in the celebratory moment!


Materials:

  • Blue tablecloth
  • Snowflake napkins
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Snowflake foil swirls
  • Waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar
  • Fruit
  • White powdered donuts Christmas tree
  • Glass of “snowman milk”
    • Mini glass bottles
    • Straws
    • White milk
    • Marshmallows for heads
    • Colorful chocolate coated candies for buttons
    • Red licorice for scarves
    • Black and orange decorating icing to draw eyes, noses and mouths
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/Paper
  • Printable
  • Crayons or colored pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will get to work preparing a wintry welcome back breakfast. They will use a blue tablecloth and snowflake décor to set the scene.
  2. Then, they will prepare a breakfast of waffles, fruit, white powdered donuts and “snowman milk.”
  3. Lastly, they will print the worksheet and leave it for kids to complete.

Get Printable

Legal [General, 1, 2, 5, 6]

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]

Christmas Pancake Party

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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!

Legal [General, 2, 5]

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!


Legal [General, 1, 8]

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!

Legal [General]

Mini Milk and Cookies

Materials:

  • Cookie dough
  • 1 oz. glasses (the perfect size for a shot of milk!)
  • Straws
  • Knife

Instructions:

  1. Using the smallest drinking glasses they can find, your elf will create a small snack to show you how Scout Elves enjoy cookies at the North Pole!
  2. First, your elf will use cookie dough to create tiny elf-sized chocolate chip cookies and bake them according to the package instructions.
  3. Once the cookies are complete, your elf will use a knife to cut a small slit in the cookie so that it can be placed on the rim of the 1 oz. glass so they have a shot of milk to wash down the cookie.
  4. After pouring the milk and adding a festive straw, your elf is ready to show your family this fun-sized snack!

Legal [General, 1, 2, 8]

Sweet Snowy Scene


Materials:

  • Mini bottles
  • Straws
  • Buttons
  • Glue dots
  • Licorice
  • Powdered donut holes
  • Orange writing icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Milk
  • Coconut shavings

Instructions:

  1. Sugary sweetness abounds in this snowy—and edible—scene created by your elf! To create this indoor winter oasis, your elf will start by laying a foundation of coconut shavings as “snow.”
  2. Next, your elf will create mini bottles of milk decorated to look like snowmen! To do that, your elf uses glue dots to attach buttons to the front of each bottle.
  3. After filling the bottles with milk, your elf will wrap a licorice scarf around the neck of the bottle.
  4. A marshmallow makes the perfect head for the snowman, and your elf will hold it in place with a festive straw.
  5. Your elf will use sprinkles, orange writing icing and licorice to create a smiley snowman face on the marshmallow.
  6. Finally, your elf will gather a big pile of powdered donut hole “snowballs” and wait for you to find their festive treats.

Legal [General, 1, 5, 7]

Strawberry Santa Hats


Materials:

  • Mini brownies
  • White icing or whipped cream
  • Strawberries
  • Scout Elves at Play® tools: Peppermint Grappling Hook, Candy Cane Cable and Holiday Harness

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elves are Santa’s biggest fans, and your Scout Elf has created a tasty treat to pay homage to the big man in red! After cutting off the tops of the strawberries, your Scout Elf will be ready to assemble these sweet “Santa hats.”
  2. Your Scout Elf will use icing or whipped cream to attach the strawberry to the top of a mini brownie.
  3. For a finishing touch, your Scout Elf will squeeze a dollop of icing or whipped cream to the top of the strawberry.
  4. Holding steady with the Holiday Harness, your elf will dangle the Peppermint Grappling Hook by some Candy Cane Cable to reach for this sweet treat! (Helpful hint: the Holiday Harness works best on smooth surfaces, like mirrors or tile!)

Legal [General]

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!

Legal [General]

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!

Wrapper’s Delight

To start the season with a surprise, your Scout Elf will return to your home with a specially-wrapped gift to show you how much you mean to them! But that’s not all, your elf will ask you to do the same by making a thoughtful gift to give to someone as an early Christmas present. Don’t forget the beautiful wrapping paper!

Legal [General, 4]

Marsh-“mellow!”


Materials:

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Bowl
  • Paper
  • Pen

Instructions:

  1. That long return flight from the North Pole sure made your Scout Elf tired! For their first order of business in your home, your elf will gather mini marshmallows to set up a place to regain energy.
  2. Next, your elf will place the marshmallows in a bowl to create the perfect spot to relax.
  3. Finally, your elf will climb inside and write a note to let you know that they’re “marsh-mellowing” out!

Legal [General, 1]

Hot Cocoa Cookies


Materials:

  • Flat cookies
  • Icing
  • Large marshmallows
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Baking chocolate
  • Mini candy canes
  • Knife
  • Heart candies (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will celebrate his or her love of cocoa in a new way today with these marshmallowy, chocolatey cookies that look just like a mug of hot chocolate!
  2. To make these cookies your elf will start by laying out the flat cookies of their choosing, and spreading icing on them (this is what your elf will use to hold the other ingredients in place).
  3. Once the icing is spread, your elf will press a large marshmallow firmly onto the cookie.
  4. Next, your elf will take the baking chocolate and melt it according to the package instructions. After letting it cool for a couple of minutes, your elf will carefully spoon the chocolate on the top of each marshmallow.
  5. While the chocolate is still warm, your elf will stick mini marshmallows on top of the chocolate.
  6. To create the handle, your elf will use a knife to cut off the curved part of a mini candy cane, and stick it into the side of the marshmallow.
  7. As a final finishing touch, your Scout Elf will add a heart candy to the front of each cookie to show you how much he or she loves hot cocoa—and your family!

Legal [General, 1]

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!

Legal [General]

Mission Almost Impossible


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. To make a play for the candy jar, your Scout Elf will attach a piece of Candy Cane Cable to the end of the Holiday Hook.
  2. Using packing tape, your Scout Elf will attach the end of the Candy Cane Cable to the ceiling, the top of a cabinet, or other high place to dangle from.
  3. Your Scout Elf will balance on the Holiday Hook and get ready to grab some satisfying sweets!

Legal [General, 1, 2, 8]