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Parents

Spa Station Pop-up

Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-up™ Spa
  • Your favorite spa items

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare for spa day with the Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-up™ 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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sELFie Session

“I think we just found our new profile picture!” 


Materials:

  • Cell phone camera

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will secretly use your cell phone.
  2. Then, they will flood your camera roll with sELFies!

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Ironing Out the Wrinkles

“Don’t mind me. Just ironing out a few wrinkles!” 


Materials:

  • Ruffled potato chips
  • Regular potato chips
  • Elf-sized ironing board and iron

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will find ruffled and regular potato chips.
  2. Next, they will set up their elf-sized ironing board and iron.
  3. Then the elf will get to work ironing out all the wrinkles on the ruffled chips!

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New Eye-Pad

“Eye” spy something silly! 


Materials:

  • Notepad
  • Googly eyes
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find a notepad and googly eyes.
  2. Then the Scout Elf will adhere the googly eyes to the notepad to make an “eye-pad”.
  3. The elf will place the “eye-pad” where you can see it so everyone can have a laugh!

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Nutcracker Imposters

“Just act natural…” 


Materials:

  • Nutcrackers
  • Nuts in shells
  • Metal nutcracker
  • MagiFreez® Holiday Hipster Pants

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will arrange some Nutcracker friends into a line.
  2. Next, they will place themselves, standing tall with MagiFreez®, among the nutcrackers while holding a metal nutcracker and un-shelled nuts.

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Online Shopping Spree

“Did you see the new Claus Couture?” 


Materials:

  • Laptop computer
  • Color printer
  • Construction paper
  • Printable boxes 2.5 x 2.5
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and fold together the elf-sized mailing packages.
  2. Next, the elf will place themselves in front of a laptop computer with shop.elfontheshelf.com showing on screen.
  3. They will place all the elf-sized mailing packages around them to showcase their online shopping spree!

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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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Groovy Greetings

Let’s get groovy! 


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Groovy Greetings hoodie
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut, and set out the printable.
  2. Then they will dress up in their favorite funky outfit (some like to go for the Claus Couture Collection® tie-dye hoodie) to bring groovy Christmas greetings!

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Wonder Wheel

“Is it me, or is the room spinning?” 


Materials:

  • Springform pan
  • Adhesive (tape or glue dots)
  • Optional: Christmas-themed wrapping paper

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will have the option to wrap the springform pan with Christmas-themed wrapping paper.
  2. Next, they will place their hands and feet on all sides of the wheel (with the help of adhesive) and take a spin around the room!

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Fam Jam

Ready to jam with the fam? 


Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® Wonderland Onesie
  • Elf-sized pillows and blankets

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will dress up in their favorite pj’s (some opt for the Claus Couture Collection® Wonderland Onesie).
  2. Then they will gather elf-sized pillows and blankets to get cozy for Fam-Jam Pajama Night!

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Food Bingo

BINGO!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Your favorite Christmas candy

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print and lay out the bingo charts.
  2. Next, they will cut out the printable bingo chips or they might leave your favorite Christmas candy to use as bingo chips—as long as you don’t eat it first!

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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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Cotton Ball Fort for Elf Pets® Arctic Fox

Bundle up with your Elf Pets® Arctic Fox in a cozy snow fort.


Materials:

  • Elf Pets®: An Arctic Fox Tradition
  • Cotton balls or buffalo snow
  • Cardboard or Styrofoam
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. First, the Scout Elf will create an igloo shape out of cardboard or Styrofoam.
  2. Next, they will arrange and adhere the cotton balls or buffalo snow around the igloo to look like a snow burrow.
  3. Finally, the elf will show the Elf Pets® Arctic Fox its new home for the winter!

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Under the Sea

Dive into Christmas joy!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print, cut, and adhere the ocean printables to a bathroom mirror.
  2. Then they will cut out the face holes so they can disguise themselves and an Elf Pet as a sea creature!

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Sack Race

Ready, set, RACE!


Materials:

  • Brown paper lunch sacks
  • Ribbon or tape

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will prepare brown paper lunch sacks for themselves and their friends.
  2. Next, they will set out a finish line on the floor made of tape or ribbon.
  3. Finally, the elf and their friends will race in their sacks to see who can finish first!

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Made It Back to the North Pole

Mind shipping my things?


Materials:

  • Picture frame
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Elf-sized packages or boxes

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will snap a picture (printable) and set out in a picture frame for you to see.
  2. The elf will then set out the printable message and elf-sized packing boxes letting everyone know that they made it back to the North Pole and they would like to have their “things” shipped back to them!

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Gotta Get to My Other Gig

“See you later! I’m booked at the North Pole!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print, cut, and arrange the printables.
  2. Next, they will have a jam session using their favorite instruments!

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I will miss shoe!

These are a perfect fit!


Materials:

  • Your own shoes!
  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your mischievous Scout Elf will gather all the shoes they can find.
  2. Then they’ll place the printable card with their departure message next to the shoe they choose to hide in and let you know that they will surely miss “shoe.” Of course, they really mean they will miss YOU!

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Household Item Disguise

“I’ll ketchup with you later!”


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Cardstock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable disguises and message card.
  2. Next, they will choose one for dress-up and hide in the place where that household item would most likely be found!

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Just Swinging In

Just swingin’ in!


Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go
  • Empty paper towel roll
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (tape, glue dot, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will construct a swing from their Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go by hanging it upside down.
  2. They could even make their own swing with an empty paper towel roll and yarn!
  3. Next, they will hang their swing from the bottom of cabinet doors, the edge of a door frame, or maybe a ceiling fan to go for a spin!

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Crash Landing

“Aaand I stuck the landing!” 


Materials:

  • Christmas Tree
  • Scout Elves at Play® Glide and Go

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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Rock Band Pop-up

Rock-Band

“I’m rocking…out!” 


Materials:

  • Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will prepare the Scout Elves at Play® Insta-moments Pop-ups™ Drum Set.
  2. Then they will grab the drumsticks and get ready to rock out!

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North “Pool” Party 

Are you ready to make a splash? Scout Elves are! Let’s have a North “Pool” party!


Materials:

  • Bathroom or kitchen sink
  • Blue tissue paper
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Elf-sized pool floats, beach balls, and beach accessories

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will fill the “pool” with blue tissue paper to look like water.
  2. Then they will set up their pool floats and beach accessories.
  3. Finally, they will get ready to catch some rays and enjoy a North “Pool” party!

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