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Gift for Teacher

Hey, Teach, you’re A+!


Materials:

  • Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable card.
  • Next, they will set it out for kids to sign and give to their teacher as a cute first-day-of-school gift!
  • Finally, Scout Elves and kids alike will encourage their teachers to join our Teacher Resource Center!

Instructions:

  1. Color printer
  2. Card stock/copy paper
  3. Printable
  4. Scissors

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Lunch Message

It’s going to be a great school year! Remind kids with this printable message!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. The Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable message.
  2. Next, they will place it inside a lunchbox so it can be read when kids get to school to remind them how great this school year will be!

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Reindeer Sliders

Materials:

  • Hamburger patties
  • Buns
  • Your favorite slider toppings and condiments
  • Pretzels
  • Black olives
  • Sour cream

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will lay out all of the slider toppings and buns.
  2. Next, they will grill the slider patties.
  3. Then the elf will put together the sliders according to how your family likes them!
  4. Finally, the Scout Elf will break pretzels in half and stick them in the top bun to look like reindeer antlers and use sour cream to attach black olive tips to look like eyes and a nose!

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Snowman Fruit Salad 

Materials:

  • Three watermelons
  • Blueberries
  • Melon baller
  • Twigs
  • Small top hat
  • Scarf

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will remove a thin slice from the side of each watermelon so it lays flat on the serving surface.
  2. Your elf will then carefully carve into the face-up side of two of the watermelons so they may scoop out the fruit with the melon baller.
  3. Once the melons are scooped down to the rind, your elf will pat dry the insides of the melon bowls before returning the melon balls and some blueberries to them.
  4. Your elf will use a few berries, halved, to form the snowman’s face atop the third watermelon.
  5. Finally, your Scout Elf will decorate the snowman with a scarf, top hat, and twigs!

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Dog Days of Summer Treat

It’s never a “ruff” life with these sweet treats! These all natural pupsicles are sweet enough for your pet AND for you to enjoy as well!


Materials:

  • Paw print freezer mold
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon pieces
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (NO artificial sweetener)
  • Blender

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is smooth and thoroughly combined.
  2. Next, they will pour the mixture into silicone molds of paw prints that look just like the Elf Pets Saint Bernard and freeze for at least 3 hours. They could even pour this mixture into regular popsicle molds for kids as well!
  3. Finally, your elf will transfer these frozen treats over to a zipper bag for storage so they can serve them up all summer long to your favorite pup!

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 Happy Hula-days

Who’s ready to hang ten? Have a Happy Hula-days while chilling with your surfer Scout Elf! 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Three styrofoam balls in graduated sizes
  • Toothpicks
  • Play sand
  • Liquid glue
  • Decorations: twigs, pebbles, small top hat, one baby carrot

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and prepare the printable surf boards and message.
  2. Next, they will build a sandy snowman! To start, your elf will level the bottom of the largest styrofoam ball so it sits flat on the work surface.
  3. Then they will coat each of the three styrofoam balls with glue and then sand. They’ll use toothpicks between the coated styrofoam balls to balance one on top of the next. Lastly, they will place twigs as arms, pebbles as eyes and mouth, a baby carrot for a nose, and place a small top hat on its head.
  4. Finally, the Scout Elf will chill out with their sand-man before getting ready to hit the waves!

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Father’s Day Printables

Elf with printable crafts

For one who guides, encourages, and makes life a little more Elftastic!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the printable.
  2. The elf will then lay out all the materials needed for children to cut, color, and fill everything in for dad to love!
  3. Finally, kids will show dad he’s SUPER with a special card, coloring sheet, and silly caricature of his face!

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Mother’s Day Printables

Elf with printable coloring pages

What would we do without mom? Complete these printables that she can cherish forever!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or pencils

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the printable.
  2. The elf will then lay out all the materials needed for children to cut, color, and fill in everything for mom to love!
  3. Finally, as their Scout Elf watches, kids will crown mom Queen of the Day and provide her with beautiful flowers and a card dedicated just to her!

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Make Your Own Flower Patch

Elves dressed as flowers with printable signs

Everything is coming up roses when Scout Elves are around! Make your own flower patch for Scout Elves to participate in.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pipe cleaners

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. Your elf will slip the costume over their head and tuck it into place.
  3. The Scout Elf will lay out all the materials for you to make a flower patch so they’ll be sitting pretty among the posies.
  4. Lastly, they will offer a printable spring-time card and surprise you dressed up as a flower!

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Scout Elf Egg Holders

Elf and reindeer with printable egg holders

Have an eggcelent time with these Scout Elf egg holders!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Real or plastic eggs

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable egg holders.
  2. Next, they will tape together the ends to form a circle.
  3. Finally, your Scout Elf will place the eggs in the holders and enjoy the Easter message with you!

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Easter Bunny Dress-Up & Hopscotch

Elf with printable bunny ears and hopscotch board

Somebunny’s got a great getup! Wear these ears to look just like the Easter bunny and win a game of hopscotch. 


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printables
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Cotton balls
  • Jelly beans

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print, cut and adhere the bunny ears.
  2. They’ll either use the printable tail or add one made of cotton balls!
  3. Your elf will leave ears and a printable tail for you too!
  4. The elf will prepare the hopscotch printable. Toss a jelly bean, then follow the instructions according to the corresponding number the jelly bean lands on.
  5. Enjoy the fun Easter poem along with the activity!

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Scout Elf Dress Up

St. Patricks Day Costume Idea

No pinches here! Your Scout Elf will arrive for St. Patrick’s Day in style with these free, printable costumes!


Materials:

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

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will surprise you dressed up in a St. Patrick’s Day costume! Your elf will slip the costume over their head and tuck it into place.

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Elf Conversation Hearts

Elves wearing printable conversation heart costumes

What’s on your mind, Valentine? Your Scout Elf will tell you what’s on their mind and in their heart with these clever conversation hearts!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Bowls filled with conversation hearts

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. They will gently shimmy into their sandwich-board-style costume, folding at the shoulders to hold in place.
  3. They’ll decorate and wait for you to find them to say you’ll be their Valentine!

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Scout Elf Valentine Costumes

Elf in printable bee costume with flowers and printable note

Scout Elves like to play dress-up, and these sandwich-board-style costumes will show off their big love for you!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Decorations (centerpieces, candy sprinkles, easels, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printables.
  2. They will gently shimmy into their sandwich-board-style costume, folding at the shoulders to hold in place.
  3. They’ll decorate and wait for you to find them to say you’ll be their Valentine!

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A North Pole Valentine

Elves and St. Bernard with Valentine's Day decor and printable note

Scout Elves and Elf Pets® delight in delivering sweet messages from the North Pole.


Materials:


Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will invite your Elf Pets® to help set up and then they’ll wait for their sweetie pie to find them.

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Scout Elf New Year’s Welcome

It’s time for Scout Elves to kick off a New Year’s celebration, including a special message from the North Pole!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Printable
  • Card stock/paper
  • Scissors
  • Party favors (noisemakers, party horns, hats, etc.)
  • Decorations (confetti, streamers, etc.)
  • Optional: any Elf Pets® plush animal
  • Elf Pets® plush animal

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. Then, they will decorate and wait for you to join the New Year’s celebration!

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New Year’s Resolution and a Look Back

Take a walk down memory lane with your Scout Elf! Then, plan ahead for the exciting year to come. May all your wishes come true!


Materials:

  • Printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They’ll write down their favorite memory and their hopes for the coming year.
  3. Your Scout Elf will leave a blank printable for you to share your own memories and hopes.
  4. Then, they’ll sit next to their paper and wait for you to join them!

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Scout Elf Confetti Snow Angel

Scout Elves love to make snow angels, but a confetti angel is perfect for starting off a shiny new year! 


Materials:

  • Colorful confetti

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will have a blast making confetti angels just in time for your New Year’s celebrations.
  2. Then, you can join in the fun by pouring confetti into a cookie tray to try writing messages to your Scout Elf and your family!

MagiFreez® Holiday Hipster

This special MagiFreez® design gives Scout Elves super standing power to create elf scenes that rise above the rest! Look at the coolest elf on the block! This snazzy set comes with special pants and shoes that make your Scout Elf stand tall with Christmas spirit. The matching scarf and glasses provide perfectly festive fittings for the season. Standing is a snap with MagiFreez®!


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Claus Couture Collection® Snowflake Skirt & Scarf

Yummy Cookie PJs

Introducing: Claus Couture Collection® Yummy Cookie Pjs! Wake up to sweet treats! This cozy breakfast-themed set will delight your Scout Elf and make each morning merrier.


Materials:

  • Cozy green and blue top with cookie themed graphic
  • Blue full-length pant with festive cookie and dot pattern

Instructions:

  1. To purchase, visit Santa's Store at: shop.elfontheshelf.com

Magical Candy Portal

Your Scout Elf set up a mystical North Pole portal and out popped an array of sweets! Oh my!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Tape
  • Candy

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will cut out the circle in the middle of the portal and insert an empty toilet paper roll in the hole.
  3. They will tape the circle back on the toilet paper roll.
  4. They will fill the toilet paper roll with enough candy to pour out of the center of the portal.

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Stuck in a Bind

On their way back to you from the North Pole, your Scout Elf wound up in a sticky situation, and they left you this free printable poem to explain their predicament!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Blinds, or another spot an elf could get “stuck”

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will find themselves tied up in the blinds, or some similar dilemma.
  2. They will print and cut out the poem to explain their mishap.

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