Time Saving Ideas for Scout Elves

More creative in less time—that’s the Scout Elves’ goal this holiday season when it comes to creating unique hiding spots! To reach their goal, the Scout Elves have come prepared with some great time-saving tools and tips from the Scout Elves at Play® line! Their elf-sized gadgets, crafts and special elf ideas ornaments help elves create quick elf ideas in under 10 minutes.

See the cool tools in action! Click each picture for full instructions for your Scout Elf!

Time-Saving Elf Ideas

Plant Prankster

Time-Saving Elf Ideas

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For Scout Elves, it’s pretty easy being green! All your elf needs to do to plant the perfect surprise is:

  1. Settle into a house plant.
  2. Hold onto the Merry Message Cube, and display one of the cube’s six merry messages!
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Outdoorsy Oasis

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Even while inside, your Scout Elf won’t pass up the chance to feel as if they’re sleeping under the stars by:

  1. Placing two cups approximately 15 inches apart.
  2. Securing a Glacier Grip to the top of each cup. Helpful hint for elves: The Glacier Grips work best on smooth surfaces, like glass!
  3. Tying Candy Cane Cable from one Glacier Grip to the other, keeping the line tight.
  4. Draping a wash cloth over the Candy Cane Cable.
  5. Crawling inside the tent for a campout!
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Tree Trap

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Your Scout Elf got so carried away while crafting a sticky tape tree for your wall that they got all tied up! To complete this funny Elf on the Shelf idea, your Scout Elf will:

  1. Tear strips of sticky tape to create the tree. The longest strip should be approximately 6 inches, and each strip should gradually get smaller.
  2. After attaching the base of the tree to the wall, add a yellow star on top. Helpful hint for elves: It could be cut out of paper or store bought.
  3. Use four additional strips of tape to secure their hat and torso to the wall on top of the tree, carefully lining up the tape with the existing tape already on the wall.
  4. Post up in their tree trap, and wait for you to find them!
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Snow Day Sled

Time-Saving Elf Ideas

With a few easy steps, your elf can assemble their own elf-sized sled using the Scout Elves at Play® Orna-Moments™ Snow Day Sled. This little toboggan can be hung on the tree as an ornament that your elf can present as a gift, or your elf could use the sled to set up a quick scene in your home!

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Glassdoor Glee

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Before you even walk through the door, your Scout Elf will be waiting to say hello by:

  1. Putting on the Holiday Harness. Helpful hint for elves: The Holiday Harness works best on smooth surfaces, like mirrors, glass or tile!
  2. Attaching the Holiday Harness to a glass door.
  3. Greeting you as you walk by!
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Keen on Being Kind

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Being kind is an important part of the holiday season! Your Scout Elf will do his or her part to encourage kindness by:

  1. Sitting somewhere in your house next to a Scout Elf Message Card asking you to do 3 good deeds today.
  2. Watching as you fulfill this special mission for holiday charity!
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Don’t Forget the Syrup

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Scout Elves love to sip syrup, and thanks to some handy tools, your elf will find an innovative way to do it!

  1. First, your elf will strap on the Christmas Climbing Boots and secure them to a flat surface. Helpful hint for elves: The Christmas Climbing Boots work best on smooth surfaces, like mirrors, glass or tile!
  2. Next, your elf will print off this funny syrup label and attach it to the bottle.
  3. After hanging upside down, your elf will stick a straw into a bottle of syrup, and take a big slurp of syrup!
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Hallway Hijinks

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To show-off a unique way to climb the stairs, your Scout Elf will:

  1. Tie Candy Cane Cable to the Peppermint Grappling Hook.
  2. Dangle from the Candy Cane Cable and wait for you to see their hallway hijinks!
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Sitting Pretty

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To dress up their hiding spot in your Christmas tree, your Scout Elf will:

  1. Wrap several long strips of tape around themselves, and drape it through the tree as “tinsel.”
  2. Wait for you to find them all tangled up in the tree!
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Cabinet Climber

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All of the best candy is hidden up high, and your Scout Elf knows the perfect way to find it! To peek inside the cabinets, your elf will:

  1. Hook his or her hands into the groove on the side of the Holiday Hook.
  2. Attach the Hook to a cabinet handle.
  3. Search for the sweet stuff!
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A Sweet Treat

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Everybody knows that Mrs. Claus is one of the best bakers around, and your Scout Elf wants you to have a taste of a special North Pole treat. To make sure you try a sweet treat, your elf will:

  1. Leave out a plate of cookies or other sweet treat he or she brought back from the North Pole.
  2. Sit them next to a Scout Elf Message Card asking you to try one of Mrs. Claus’ sweet treats!
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Petite Pancakes

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This little stack of flapjacks is perfectly sized for an elf, but you can enjoy this treat, too! To make you a treat that’s just his or her size, your Scout Elf will:

  1. Use pancake batter to pour out bite-sized pancakes, being sure to flip them sooner than regular-sized pancakes to avoid burning.
  2. Stack the mini pancakes on a plate, and pour syrup over them.
  3. Pull up the Cheery Chair, and sit next to the breakfast they’ve made for you!
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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!