Elf Pets® Balloon Parade


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Everyone loves a parade, especially North Pole friends, who look forward to the seventh appearance of The Elf on the Shelf® balloon in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on November 22. Inspired by this event, your Scout Elf and their Elf Pets® will stage a parade of their own in your family’s home.

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  1. Instructions for Reindeer Balloon: First, your elf will inflate a green balloon, tie it off with a knot, and then tie Candy Cane Cable around the balloon knot and secure tightly. Next, your elf will cut brown construction paper in a circular shape for the nose and two spherical shapes for the reindeer ears. For the eyes, your elf will cut white construction paper in two small circles and brown construction paper in two smaller circles. Your elf will attach each eye (small brown circle on white circle) and the nose using painter’s tape. Finally, your elf will attach the balloon to the wall using painter’s tape; for antlers, your elf will tear off pieces of low-tack decorative tape and attach to the wall just above the ears.
  2. Instructions for Saint Bernard: First, your elf will inflate a white balloon, tie it off with a knot, and then tie Candy Cane Cable around the balloon knot and secure tightly. Next, your elf will cut brown construction paper in a circular shape for the nose; cut green construction paper in the shape of two floppy ears; and cut pink construction paper in the shape of a tongue. For the eyes, your elf will cut white construction paper in two small circles and brown construction paper in two smaller circles. Your elf will attach each eye (small brown circle on top of white circle), the nose and tongue using painter’s tape. Finally, your elf will attach the balloon to the wall using painter’s tape.

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