8 Epic Scout Elf Return Ideas

In preparation for Scout Elf Return Week (starting Nov. 24!), the Scout Elves have compiled some of their favorite—and most creative— elf returns of all time. Each idea is unique, but they all have two things in common: they're definitely epic, and can easily be recreated by your Scout Elf! Take note, and gather any items your elf may need to pull off one of these totally monumental returns to your home this season.

Welcome Breakfast

Welcome Breakfast Epic Scout Elf Idea

Such a momentous occasion calls for a sweet celebration! This elf came back and brought the party with him with the help of some sweets and the Scout Elf Party Pack. Bonus points for any elf who creates mini reindeer donuts using small chocolate donuts, candy eyes, pretzel antlers and a candy-coated chocolate nose.

Thanksgiving Hello

Thanksgiving Hello Epic Scout Elf Idea

In the U.S., Scout Elf Return Week falls around Thanksgiving, which is why this elf decided to land right on the table as a fine-feathered friend! To recreate this idea, your elf may use felt to fashion some feathers of their own, and pose near your family’s fall décor for a holiday hello!

Holiday Hang Glider

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This Scout Elf came sailing in the door for a high-flying surprise! Luckily, your Scout Elf can do the same thing with the help of the Scout Elves’ template to make this entrance idea a total breeze!

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Wreath Arrival

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Holly berries, garlands, trees, wreaths—holiday décor makes Scout Elves feel right at home! This elf plopped right down into a wreath to make his family do a double take! Your Scout Elf may sneakinto a prominent piece of décor in your home—like a wreath—to make their own epic entrance.

Christmas Tree Crash Landing

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Incoming! These Scout Elves staged a funny paper plane crash in their family’s Christmas tree. Your elf can fold up their own plane and careen onto a mantel, into a tree, or somewhere else in your home for a playful entrance.

Present Pop

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This Scout Elf wanted to leave a gift for their family, but not just any gift! She popped right out of a box to announce her presence, and your elf can too! With this label, it’s easy for your elf to burst with excitement—and right out of a present—to greet you.

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Streamer Surprise

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For an extra touch of Christmas spirit, this Scout Elf created a floor-to-ceiling “Christmas tree" using different colors of green streamers and tape. After connecting the streamers to the ceiling and securing them with tape, your elf will fan the bottoms of the streamers out to create a "tree" perfect for your little ones to play in!

Red Carpet Roll Out

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Most often, your Scout Elf will come back with a special surprise for you, but if your family is eager to see your elf again, you and your kids can create your own surprise, like this red carpet roll-out! All you need is a piece of red fabric that you can drape in a visible place in your home, and a welcome sign. Set up the surprise, and in the morning your elf will stroll in on their very own red carpet!

Want more awesome elf ideas? Browse these Ideas for Scout Elves.

Before you or your elf get to work recreating any of these inspirational photos, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!