Scout Elf Return Week™ Idea: Make a Landing Net!

Scout Elf Return Week(Nov. 27–Dec. 4) begins in just a few days! This week marks the most common timeframe in which Scout Elves return to their families, or are adopted and arrive for the very first time. In honor of this wonderful week, we’re dishing out some fun ideas over the next few days for how you and your family can welcome your Scout Elf home from the North Pole for the holidays!

This Scout Elf Landing Net is a fun and easy project for little ones that will provide your family elf with a soft and bouncy landing spot upon their arrival back to your home. Read on to find out how to recreate this craft using just a few simple items!

Scout Elf Return Week Idea: Make a Landing Net!

You'll need:

  • Wooden craft sticks (8)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Yarn (about 12 feet)
  • Scissors


  1. Use a hot glue gun to GLUE together two wooden craft sticks, end to end, to create one longer stick. Repeat this step with the remaining sticks to create four longer sticks that are all the same length.
  2. MAKE a square by gluing the ends of your four long sticks together. This will create a sturdy base for your landing net!
  3. After the glue has dried, use scissors to CUT a piece of yarn, about 6 feet long. Tie one end of the yarn to a corner of your square. Wrap the yarn around the square base to create a tight zig-zag pattern. Once your yarn is wrapped all the way across the square, tie the end of the string to the square base.
  4. Cut another piece of yarn—also 6 feet long—to WEAVE in and out of the zig-zag pattern you just created, tying the ends to the square base as well.
  5. FIND the perfect spot for your landing net in your home. The elf above landed in her family’s Christmas tree!
  6. ATTACH a note to the landing net welcoming your elf back for the holiday season!

We know your elf will be thankful you and your family took the time to provide them with a safe and comfortable landing spot after their long flight in from the North Pole.

Stay tuned throughout this week for even more fun and easy ways to welcome your Scout Elf home during #ScoutElfReturnWeek! taking place November 27—December 4!

Please remember that when attempting the craft included in this post children should always be supervised by an adult. When using crafting supplies or products, always read manufacturer’s instructions and warnings.