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Gingerbread Elf Contest

Ready, set, DECORATE! 


Materials:

  • Pre-made gingerbread cookies or your favorite cookie dough
  • Cookie decorating items
  • Color printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print, cut, and set out the printables.
  2. Next, they will prepare un-decorated gingerbread cookies.
  3. Then, the elf will lay out several cookie decorating items for you to use.
  4. Finally, you’ll race to see who can decorate the jolliest gingerbread people of all!

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Snowman Popcorn Cups

POP—goes the snowman! 


Materials:

  • Transparent drinking cups
  • Permanent markers
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Your favorite popcorn

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will pop their favorite popcorn.
  2. Next, they will prepare the transparent drinking cups by drawing a snowman’s face on the front and adhering a small ribbon around each one like a scarf.
  3. Finally, they will pour in the popcorn for everyone to enjoy!

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Elf-cuterie Board

10/10 elves would recommend!


Materials:

  • Serving platter
  • Your favorite vegetable mix, meats, and cheeses
  • Hummus
  • Crackers

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will first wash the veggies and prepare the meats.
  2. Then they will arrange the food around the hummus to create a Scout Elf face!
  3. Lastly, they will serve up the perfect Christmas charcuterie board!

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Decorative Drink Packs

You’ve found the perfect gift with these reindeer drink packs! 


Materials:

  • Plastic piping bags
  • Hot cocoa powder
  • Mini marshmallows or other favorite hot cocoa toppings
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom-poms

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will fill the piping bags with their favorite hot cocoa mix and toppings.
  2. Then they will tie off the bag with pipe cleaners cut and bent in the shape of reindeer antlers.
  3. Your Scout Elf will then adhere googly eyes and a pom-pom nose to make your hot cocoa packs look like the Elf Pets® Reindeer!
  4. Give these sweet treats to friends and family for Christmas

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Veggie Christmas Tree

Don’t forget to eat your veggies!


Materials:

  • Broccoli
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Orange and yellow bell peppers
  • Pretzel rods
  • Serving platter or dish

Instructions:

  1. First, the Scout Elf will wash and prepare all the veggies.
  2. Next, they will arrange the broccoli into the shape of a Christmas tree and top with cherry tomatoes and bell peppers to look like decorations.
  3. Then they will top their tree with a yellow bell pepper!
  4. The Scout Elf will complete the idea with a pretzel rod for the tree trunk and serve it all up for you to enjoy!

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Waffle Pop-it

POP, goes the Scout Elf! 


Materials:

  • Pre-made waffles, or your favorite waffle batter & waffle iron
  • Round, colorful candies

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will thaw or prepare your favorite waffles.
  2. Then they’ll add small candies to the waffle squares to make a pop-it look-alike!

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Halloween Treat Bags 

No tricks—just treats! Beware…Scout Elves may want to eat your candy before you can hand it out to trick-or-treaters! 


Materials:

  • Halloween themed treat bags
  • Twist ties
  • Your favorite Halloween candy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf may begin by sampling some of your Halloween candy. Careful they don’t eat too much!
  2. Next, they will place your favorite Halloween treats into individual-sized goody bags and close them at the top with a twist tie.
  3. Lastly, your elf will be so happy to watch trick-or-treaters enjoy their hard work!

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ABCs Breakfast

Ready to eat your ABCs? 


Materials:

  • Apples
  • Bacon
  • Cream cheese and bagels
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Your favorite fruits
  • Printer
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf will print, cut, and set out the sign announcing the ABCs breakfast!
  2. Then they will wash and prepare all the ‘A’pples and ‘F’ruit for the fruit salad.
  3. Next, they will cook the ‘B’acon, toast the bagels and spread with ‘C’ream cheese, and prepare the ‘E’ggs your favorite way!
  4. Then they will set out the milk, or ‘D’airy.
  5. Finally, they’ll enjoy this tasty ABCs breakfast with kids before their first day of school!

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Elf Pets Ice Cream

Materials:

  • Chocolate and vanilla ice cream
  • Ice cream cones
  • Oval cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Yellow sprinkles
  • Black icing
  • Fruit tape
  • Chocolate taffy

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will place three (one on each) scoops of ice cream onto sugar ice cream cones.
  2. Next, they will place pretzels on top of a chocolate scoop to look like reindeer antlers, oval shaped cookies on a vanilla scoop to look like Saint Bernard ears, and pointed cookie pieces on the second vanilla scoop to look like arctic fox ears.
  3. Then they will place black icing on each scoop to form a cute button nose and eyes.
  4. Lastly, your Scout Elf will use fruit tape and yellow icing to form Elf Pets collars and magic hearts.
  5. Your Scout Elf may add a flair of detail and form a Saint Bernard barrel from chocolate taffy and an Arctic Fox snow globe from a cookie!

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Red & Green Lemonade

Materials:

  • Pink lemonade powder
  • Lemons
  • Mint leaves
  • Watermelon slices

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will prepare the lemonade according to the instructions.
  2. They will add sliced lemons, mint leaves and watermelon wedges to decorate and enhance the flavor.

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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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Feeling Lucky Flapjacks

St. Patrick's Day green pancake breakfast

Feeling lucky? Scout Elves are ready to bake!


Materials:

  • Your favorite pancake mix
  • Green food coloring
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will prepare the pancake mix according to directions and slowly stir in food coloring until the mix is the desired shade of St. Patrick’s Day green.
  2. Next, the elf will pour small scoops of batter onto a griddle and flip over each flapjack when it’s ready.
  3. Finally, your Scout Elf will top the finished flapjacks with sprinkles and whipped cream. Then they’ll wait for you to enjoy!

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New Year’s Day Breakfast

No better way to “flip” the calendar to a new year than with a themed flapjack breakfast! Your Scout Elf will whip up this appetizing breakfast to begin a great year. 


Materials:

  • Pancakes prepared according to favorite recipe
  • Colored sugar and/or edible metallic sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. To celebrate the New Year, your elf will whip up four pancakes and cut them into number shapes.
  2. Your elf will decorate the pancakes with sparkly sprinkles. They’ll leave some for you to add too!
  3. Then, your elf will wait for you to join them for a fun breakfast to mark the start of a brand-new year.

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Today Let’s…Have Some Fun!

Using this free, printable template, your Scout Elf left you a note: “Today Let’s…Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies!” The cookies may not last long, but the sweet memories will last forever.


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Optional items needed to bake chocolate chip cookies

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable sign, “Today Let’s…”
  2. They will fill it in with a fun activity you all can do together such as bake chocolate chip cookies, watch a Christmas movie, build a snowman, etc.

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Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup Recipe

Your Scout Elf is ready to mix it up in the kitchen. Their special recipe for Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup satisfies all their candy cravings!


Materials:

  • Color printer
  • Card stock/paper
  • Printable
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Optional food items to match recipe
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Jelly beans
    • Sprinkles
    • Peppermints
    • Cookies
    • Candy canes

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will print and cut out the printable.
  2. They will gather the ingredients necessary to whip up a bowl of Scrumptious Sweet Treat Soup.
  3. They will follow the recipe step by step.
  4. They will dig into their delicious dinner. Will you try a bite?

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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Polar Pop-Tarts® Palace

With a Kellogg’s® Pop-Tarts® Crisps roof and delicious gumdrop embellishments, this gingerbread house is sure to be one of the most scrumptious the Scout Elves have ever made! Look for the elves on specially marked packs of Pop-Tarts® Crisps this season and then leave them out so your elf can create this fun idea.

Materials:

  • Gingerbread house kit or sheet of gingerbread dough
  • Pop-Tarts® Crisps
  • White icing
  • Toothpicks
  • Gumdrops
  • Other colorful candies

Instructions:

  1. Your elf will build the base for their Pop-Tarts® Crisps palace by assembling four gingerbread walls from a kit, or by baking and cutting out four walls from a sheet of gingerbread dough.
  2. To create a roof, your elf will lay five Pop-Tarts® Crisps across the top of the house so that they overlap slightly to look like roof shingles. To hold the crisps in place, your elf will use a combination of toothpicks and icing.
  3. Using white icing, your elf will add windows, a door and trim to the house.
  4. As a final festive touch, your elf will place gumdrops along the icing to make their new Polar Pop-Tarts® Palace feel like home!

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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!

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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!)

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