We are headed to the circus tonight, so I thought this would be a festive way to get everyone excited. I rolled a small piece of tape to affix a medium sized pompom to everyone's noses (including our little Elf). Then I stapled our Elf's hands together so that he would be able to hang on to the photo frame.
This was a quick and easy one. We simply covered our Elf in band-aids to mimic our childrens adoration for them. How funny it was, for them to find their little Elf friend covered in band-aids, just like them.
Today we were greeted by an elf in an ugly sweater. I used scraps of felt, ribbon, different decorations and a glue gun to create this one. We all got a good laugh.
With the holidays approaching, many of us will be traveling. Our little Elf'ish friends will surely want to come too. Here is a cute way to let your kids know that their Elf is along for the ride. We used a small jewelry box and a metallic pipe cleaner to create a little suitcase for our Elf.
Here's the messiest one (we promise). For this one we used about 1.5-2 cups of flour. We spread the flower in an even layer across the table, then laid our elf in the middle of the flour. We then pushed his legs and arms from side to side, to mimic the movements made when creating a snow angel. Afterwards we posed the elf nearby so that the children would find him.
Today our little Elf decided to take a selfie... It was a lot of fun for the kids to find him in the photocopier. I think we might just post his portrait on the refrigerator.
Here's a cute way to incorporate pets. We have a Dalmatian mix and a Harlequin Great Dane, so we decided to use a hole punch to create black spots and put them on our elf. We stuck the spots using (very sparingly) a glue stick. They came off easily, and there isn't a lot of residue.
*This can easily be incorporated for any pet.
The kids loved this one! We used a "Tickle Me Cookie Monster", and a couple of Starbucks cookies. As a bonus, their Elf may be willing to share his cookies.
Here's a silly one that only takes a few minutes to complete. We replaced out family photos, with pictures of our mischievous little friend. You can either replace the photos, or print photos and tape them to the glass in the frame.