5 Fun New Ideas For Your Elf On The Shelf
December is nearly upon us, and for many families around the world that means one thing. It’s time for the Elf on the Shelf to return for another season of fun. If your family has been taking part in this tradition for several years (like we have!) you may be starting to run out of fun elf ideas by now… Today, I’m sharing 5 new antics our Elf on the Shelf, Pizza, came up with.
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Pins And Needles!
Waiting for Christmas is hard, even for elves! I picked up one of these fun little pin impression toys for the boys. Looks like Pizza got to play with it first though! It can be hard waiting through the countdown to Christmas, but a new little toy will break up the boredom a bit.
Watch Me Sip!
Both of my boys are big fans of ‘Whip Nae Nae’, especially #thelittleone! Pizza the elf seems to like it too. He even mixed things up with a little bit of a ‘punny’ play on words. This Elf On The Shelf antic is super simple to put together… All you need is a crazy straw or two, and a little trinket of a toy for elf play time!
I’ll be entirely honest here- I am in charge of our Elf On The Shelf about 99% of the time. But every once in a while, my hubs will jump in a bit with a suggestion. This is one of his own ideas, right down to the tiny clothespin, and I think it’s adorable! The kids think it’s hysterical – what little boy doesn’t get a giggle from poo?! Plus they get a sweet treat as well.
My kiddos love any sort of creative project, and if it doubles as dress up, even better! I grabbed an inexpensive DIY mask that reminded me of Elf On the Shelf. We’re pairing it with some crayons or markers for a simple morning craft project that they boys can work on together.
It’s A ‘Berry’ Exciting Season!
There’s not much cuter than a craft project that captures my boys’ tiny fingerprints forever! This simple chance to decorate foam wreath ornaments is perfect. Our Elf On The Shelf left some of his own tiny fingerprint berries on his wreath, and encourages the boys to do the same. This is definitely an antic for Pizza to bring on a weekend- I don’t have the time or patience for paint-y fingertips on a school morning!
DOES YOUR FAMILY PARTICIPATE IN THE ELF ON THE SHELF TRADITION? WHAT SORT OF FUN STUFF DOES YOUR ELF DO? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
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