Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time

 

Every Scout Elf dreams of impressing their family with terrific new hiding spots every day! Whether you giggle, smile or have a look of absolute awe, your Scout Elf loves seeing your reaction to their morning surprises. Now, with a little help from these ideas, your elf will be able to quickly make an astounding entrance each and every day by just by following the instructions below.

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

 

Marshmallow Mountain

Marshmallow Mountain - Impressive Elf on the Shelf Ideas in No Time - The Elf on the Shelf®

Materials:

Instructions:

More marshmallows, please! To create this great mound of marshmallows your Scout Elf will:
  1. Pile a bag of mini marshmallows high.
  2. Assemble the Convertible Christmas Tree from Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts and place it atop the marshmallow mountain.
  3. Sit near their sweet peak!
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Season’s Greetings

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Materials:

  • Paper
  • Twine or string
  • Markers
  • Tape

Instructions:

Your Scout Elf is here—just look for the sign! Your Scout Elf will leave you a merry message by:
  1. Cutting triangles, circles or other shapes out of paper to create the banner pieces. Each piece should be large enough to fit one letter.
  2. Using markers to write out a message on the paper pieces.
  3. Using tape to attach the paper to a piece of twine or string, or weaving the twine or string through holes at the top of each piece of paper.
  4. Hanging the sign in a prominent spot in your home.
  5. Sitting nearby with their friends the Elf Pets® Reindeer and Elf Pets® Saint Bernard to show off their handiwork!
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Crafty Christmas Lights

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Materials:

  • Small balloons
  • Green plastic (or paper) cups
  • Ribbon or string
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue dots

Instructions:

  1. To light up your home, your Scout Elf will create a set of colorful faux string lights. To start, your elf will blow up small balloons in a variety of colors.
  2. Next, your elf will use tape to attach green cups to the end of each balloon (as shown).
  3. Using more tape, your Scout Elf will attach the bottom of each cup to a piece of string or ribbon.
  4. Once they think the string of “lights” is long enough, your elf will attach it to the mantel using tape and wait for you to be enlightened by their creation!
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Cocoa Creations

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Materials:

  • Hot cocoa
  • Large bowl or container
  • Red-and-white striped straws

Instructions:

Your Scout Elf is making hot cocoa—and there’s plenty to go around! To create a big batch of cocoa, your elf will:
  1. Gather several packets of hot cocoa and set them nearby.
  2. Begin pouring cocoa mix into a large bowl or container.
  3. Lay out straws and any other cocoa supplies they need.
  4. Wait for you to come help finish making their favorite warm winter drink!
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Speedy Delivery

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Materials:

Instructions:

  1. To prove that they can deliver your letters to Santa at warp speed, your Scout Elf will create a printable wheel showing you just how quick they can be! First, your elf will print and cut out the Scout Elf Express Wheel.
  2. Using a brad, your elf will attach the arrow to the middle of the wheel, making sure it is loose enough to be turned.
  3. On a piece of paper, your elf will leave a note asking you to write your own letter to Santa using the Scout Elf Express Delivers Letters to Santa kit and leave it out for them to deliver to Santa.
  4. Finally, your elf will wait to see where you place the arrow on the Scout Elf Express wheel so they know how quickly you’d like for them to fly your letter to Santa!
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Prepare for Landing

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Materials:

Instructions:

  1. To stage an awesome airplane entrance, your Scout Elf will start by creating an aircraft using the instructions on the paper plane printable.
  2. After crafting their plane, your elf will sail straight into the Christmas tree and wait to be found!
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Just for You!

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Materials:

Instructions:

Your Scout Elf has a sweet surprise just for you—donut you want one? To present their treat, your elf will:
  1. Assemble the Dwindling Donuts and one Marvelous Message Card from Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts.
  2. Place several doughnuts on a plate for you.
  3. Write a fun note on the message card.
  4. Wait for you to find this magnificent morning surprise.
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Present Party

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Materials:

Instructions:

Time to open presents! To stage a Christmas morning scene in your home, your elf will:
  1. Assemble the Festive Fireplace and Good Tidings Gift Boxes from the Scout Elves at Play® Paper Crafts book.
  2. Sit down and spread the presents out by the fireplace.
  3. Prepare to open their surprises!
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Mission Almost Impossible

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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. (Helpful hint: both items are from the Scout Elves at Play® kit.)
  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 tall place to dangle from.
  3. Your Scout Elf will balance on the Holiday Hook and get ready to grab some satisfying sweets!
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Prima Ballerina

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Materials:

  • Claus Couture Collection® clothing: Twinkle Toes Tutu
  • Scout Elves at Play® Tools: Holiday Hook, Candy Cane Cable

Instructions:

Soaring to new heights was easy for this prima ballerina! To put on a beautiful ballet performance your elf will:
  1. Put on the Twinkle Toes Tutu.
  2. Use the Glacier Grips and Holiday Hook from Scout Elves at Play® to stay in a ballet pose. (Helpful hint: the Glacier Grips and Holiday Harness work best on slick surfaces like glass or tile.
  3. Wait for you to pass by their performance!
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