Welcome Back Elf
Are you looking for a fresh new Elf on the Shelf Arrival? We’ve done some creative ones before…. the mailbox, a “hot air” balloon. But this one is my favorite. It’s simple and is a great way to launch your December with the Elf.
Elf on the Shelf! On the lookout for some awesome ideas to get you started this year? We have photos of all of our favorite elf antics here and here. I love to share awesome ideas from other cool blogs as well. If you’re new to “elfing” around at Christmas, you’ll want to start with our How-to-Elf-Guide (click here).
It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s the Elf!
We’re a little Elf crazy around here. Now that we’ve been doing Elf antics for several years we have a bunch of fun ideas. The problem is, it’s getting harder and harder to come up with new ones, especially the Elf on the Shelf Arrival. So we’re just repeating our favorite, low pressure ideas now. Just getting started? You’ll want to read this post and figure out how “deep” you want to dive into Elf-dom.
Supplies for the Elf Airplane:
How to Make an Elf Airplane:
My husband made this airplane. He gets full credit. First, he folded a large sheet of poster-board and followed these simple airplane folding directions.
Using permanent markers, he wrote “North Pole Express Mail” on both sides, drew a little Santa stamp he created on top, and then wrote “From: Santa” on the other side. Punch holes at the front and back under the wing.
Draw anything you want or leave it plain! I’m pretty sure he finished making this in 10 minutes.
The hardest part was hanging it. You could use dental floss or fishing line to hang it. We found it balanced best from our kitchen light.