Saturday, December 3, 2016

Elf on the Shelf: Free Printables on Dropbox

You guys are clearly VERY busy with Elf shenanigans!  I received an e-mail from Dropbox notifying me that they have disabled all of my public links due to "Excessive traffic."  I'm working to have this resolved.  In the meantime, ALL of my Elf printables are still available for download in my store.  I sincerely apologize for any frustration.  Hopefully, you still read and find inspiration here for your own scout elf!
(If you are unable to make the store to the right of this post work, you *may* send me an e-mail after sending the appropriate amount in payment via PayPal, but I BEG you to include what you are purchasing AND your e-mail address in the notes.   Otherwise, I have to go search PayPal transactions to try to find yours and then locate your e-mail. I will continue to process orders placed that way through December 22nd at 8 p.m. CST.  The turn around isn't immediate as it is with the automated e-mails in the store, but I will do my best to be as quick as possible.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Elf on the Shelf: Wise Man Costume - Printable Template

Maybe your Elf has already "held baby Jesus" or read the story of Christmas in my printable "Bible," but you're looking for a new way for your Elf to bring the focus back to the story of Christmas.  Our Elf decided that he wanted to trek with the Wise Men to celebrate the birth of Christ.  With a small bit of felt, I was able to (suprisingly quickly) make this Wise Man costume for our elf.  (It took me longer to create the printable and write this post than it did for me to make the costume!)  You can follow the same instructions as the ones I created for the Elf Sports Jerseys.  
I cut the front AND the back on the fold for my elf, but if you want to be able to overlap and "cinch" the costume, then by all means follow my template to cut 2 for the front.  I cut a strip for a "belt" and then cut small slits at each end to create "fringe" as well.  For the crown, you can follow the design or make it look more like the crown I already had made for our elf.  I tied it in a knot in the back and then trimmed the "tails."


Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!
You can buy ALL of my Elf on the Shelf printables for easy download in the store on the right side of the page.
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Elf on the Shelf: Elves Love to Write - Printable Mailbox, Notecards, & Envelopes

Your elf has so many adventures that s/he may want to send some letters to the friends in the North Pole.


Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!
You can buy ALL of my Elf on the Shelf printables for easy download in the store on the right side of the page.
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post. 

Huge thanks for the elf clipart from Creative Clips by Krista Wallden https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden

Monday, November 7, 2016

Elf on the Shelf: Free Printable Elves love to Read

Does your Elf like to read?   S/he needs a North Pole Library Card and Reading Log!
There are a ton of Christmas themed books that should be on her/his shelf to read.  Here are a few that came up with a Google search.

Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!
You can buy ALL of my Elf on the Shelf printables for easy download in the store on the right side of the page.
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post. 

Huge thanks for the cupcake clipart from Creative Clips by Krista Wallden https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Elf on the Shelf: Elf Drum Kit Printable

Is your Elf a little drummer boy (or girl)?  Well, then do I have the printable for you!  Print this one out 3-4 times and wrap 3 or 4 cans with the red drum wrappers.  Leave 2 or 3 of the cans standing up, and lay the final can between 2.  Affix the "Rockin' Elf" circle to the top/bottom of the can that is on its side.  If you have a few of the middle pieces from Ball jar lids, you can poke a small hole in the center of 2-4 of them. Use rubberbands to hold chopsticks or fun Christmas pencils to the upright cans and rest the lid pieces on the tops of the chopsticks/pencils.  Use miniature candy canes as drumsticks.  (Or large toothpicks or Q-tips.)  Now, your Elf has a full drum kit!
Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!
You can buy ALL of my Elf on the Shelf printables for easy download in the store on the right side of the page.
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post. 

Huge thanks for the candy clipart from Creative Clips by Krista Wallden https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden

Elf on the Shelf: Elf Door

How does your Elf get into your home?  How about his/her very own Elf Door?  I've created a free printable that you can print on cardstock and adhere to posterboard or cardboard for a more sturdy door.  I'd love to see how you decorate YOUR Elf door.  
You can pick up the light up Christmas light necklaces and outline the door, set up Christmas village trees beside the door, add cottonball or marshmallow snowmen or snow drifts, or cut the door so that it opens and put a picture of the North Pole behind it!  

Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!  You can buy ALL of my Elf on the Shelf printables for easy download in the store on the right side of the page.
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Elf on the Shelf: Elf Hopscotch and "Mint-ster" (my Elf version of Twister)

Does your Elf need some silly fun that's SUPER easy?  You can print this ONE page out, cut out the 3 bits and have 2 nights of Elf shenanigans that are ready for a last minute fix.  You can have your Elf do them by him/herself or you can add other doll/animal friends to join the fun.  If you want to go all out, set up a big hopscotch course with painter's tape on your floor (be sure it won't damage your floor first) or set up a real game of Twister for your family to play as well!
Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!
You can buy ALL of my Elf on the Shelf printables for easy download in the store on the right side of the page.
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post

Huge thanks for the candy clipart from Creative Clips by Krista Wallden https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krista-Wallden

Monday, July 11, 2016

Girl Scout Brownie ELF Doll

 I searched high and low for a Brownie ELF doll.  I have found an image of one online, but I wasn't ever able to find one to purchase.  (Although one of the images said you could purchase it, but the link was dead.)  So...I finally decided to create one myself.  I think she came out pretty cute.  Ideally her face would be light blue instead of pink, but I only had the blue felt that was the same color as her hair...and, if I'm honest, I'm not as patient as I could be.  I didn't go back to the store; I used the light pink felt I had on hand.  Another Girl Scout mom asked me for my template, so I created one based on what I did.  I hope your girls enjoy it as much as mine does!  I can't wait to share it with the troop as our "talking stick" during meetings.



By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post.  
This template is to be used for personal use only.  Do not sell dolls made from this template.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Elf on the Shelf: Sword Fight

Our Elf on the Shelf is ready to battle the nutcrackers for Hershey Kisses!  The truth is, he'll leave them when he heads to the North Pole tonight, and the kids win the chocolate.
This can easily be done with any stuffed animals (you may need a rubber band or glue dot to make the sword picks stay), army men, etc. The sword picks can be found at many grocery and any party supply stores.
Check out all of my other Elf on the Shelf ideas and printables, too!
As always, I encourage you to create some of the "super special" Elf surprises, and then trade them with your friends and neighbors so that the joy (and efforts) are shared!!!
By all means, share this, pin it, print it, blog about it, but please link back to this post

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Polar Express themed decor

Our 1st grade team does an annual Polar Express themed party, and they make an awesome train that goes down one side of the hallway. I really wanted to dress up the other side with what might be seen out of the train windows.  A town square with a huge 3D Christmas tree, a town hall, toy store, residential neighborhood, Santa and his reindeer flying through the night, a train station with a train schedule, ticket booth, and railroad crossing.