Thursday, November 19, 2015

Elf On The Shelf 2015 Calendar with FREE Printables - Over 25 NEW Ideas!

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I'm SO excited for the holiday season! Thanksgiving is almost here, but I just couldn't wait and put out my Christmas decorations last night - don't judge. Is it just me or do stores not sell timeless, quality Thanksgiving decor anymore? I want to decorate for Thanksgiving, but I can't seem to find nice things. I've found table runners that I love, but they're never long enough and I can't sew a custom one on my own. One year I found a gorgeous, white crackle-glazed turkey centerpiece at Williams-Sonoma. It was over $200, and I just couldn't bring myself to spend as much, hoping to catch it on clearance. Unfortunately, I waited too long, hoping for a deeper discount and missed it. Since then, I haven't found anything that I've loved as much. I've searched for that darn turkey for y-e-a-r-s on eBay to no avail.  I swear... nothing haunts you like the things you fail to buy.




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If this is your first time visiting, be sure to check out my other Elf posts, where you'll find additional calendars, printables and inspiration for annual elf antics

--> 50 Elf on the Shelf Ideas <--
--> Elf on the Shelf Calendar with 25 New Ideas <--
--> Make Your Elf on the Shelf Bendy! A 2-Minute Tutorial <--  

I've been casually pinning ideas to my Christmas with the Elf on the Shelf board throughout the year, and find that each season becomes more and more difficult to find new ideas. This will more than likely be our last year with the elf, as our son goes into 6th grade next year. Kids don't really believe anymore at that age, do they? Anyway, lets move on to something more cheerful, and get ready to enjoy the best time ever with our beloved elves! 

All printables, including this year's 2015 calendar are available at the bottom of this page, as well as Amazon affiliate links to Elf items that I'll be using this season (and other fun accessories). Here's a glimpse of this season's fun
 

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1. Elf flew in, hanging from a bunch of balloons. He even wrote a few notes for you on them.

2. Goofing off - the elf is found buried in your toy chest (ours will be swimming in a pool of LEGOs).

3. Trash day - bake some muffins for the trash company guys and write them a sweet thank you note for the great job they do.

4. Pranked! The elf thought your eggs could be a bit more festive - he broke in and dyed them red and green.

5. You did such a great job loving on your Elf Pets reindeer last Christmas, that the elf entrusted you with a new recruit for the season.

6. PJ twins - the elf is sporting some PJs and brought some for you too.

7. Gather up all of your unloved toys and outgrown clothes, to donate to children in need. Drop them off at a donation center.

8. Roadtrip - the elf is buckled up in the car, ready to run errands. He even brought his tablet to entertain himself on the road.

9. Deck the halls - your bedroom door has been decorated!

10. Bake dog treats and bring them to the local animal shelter, for the puppies who don't yet have a home (check with your local shelter; I found one 5mins from our house and emailed them to find that they gladly accept homemade treats).

11. Silly String fight! The elf brought some silly string for you and your family to use in a battle.

12.Hanging around - the elf made a tire swing with a mason jar lid and some string.

13. Bible study - elf is studying the Word of God.  "Buddy the Elf.  What's your favorite color verse?"

14. Gift wrapped - the elf covered your school backpack with wrapping paper!

15. All I want for Christmas is you - Elf has been using your iPod to text his crush.  He finally worked up the nerve to ask her on a date. (go to iFakeText and create your own conversation.  Then, save it as a photo and bring it up on the iPad/iPod as a full-screen pic)

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16. The elf is found blowing up a whoopee cushion.

17. Make care packages (toothbrush, wipes, canned food, floss, deodorant) for the homeless and hand them out this week.

18. Pranked! The elf brought you some (fake) lottery tickets.  Wha?!! You WON?!

19. Your Elf Pets reindeer pooped (big Hershey Kiss) on the kitchen counter!

20. Hot chocolate party - the elf brought you ingredients for some tasty hot cocoa.

21. Thief! The elf stole all of the candy canes off of the tree!

22. Your Elf Pets reindeer has been munching on your poinsettia plant!

23. The elf brought a Santa beard lollipop and is wearing one himself.  Take a pic with him, wearing your matching beards! (I found giant, white Santa beard lollipops at Target for $2)

24. Pay it forward - buy a meal for someone.

25. Make a handwritten card for a dear family member. Color them a nice picture too.

26. The elf drew a picture on your window (use dry erase or window paint markers)

27. You have an assignment - write out a Top 10 list of what you're most thankful.

28. Pack your bags - the elf is stuffing his suitcase with his clothes and is ready to head back home.  See you next year!






If you post Elf activities on social media, be sure to give me a shoutout - I'd love to see them! Follow me on Instagram and "Like" my Facebook page, if you'd like to be included on Reese's daily adventures, this holiday season. I will be posting daily pics!    




If you're looking for items mentioned throughout this post, or other Elf related accessories, check these out!




Get your 2015 Calendar and Printables here:


2015 Elf on the Shelf Calendar

Elf on the Shelf Activity Printables (part 1)

Elf on the Shelf Activity Printables (part 2)

Top 10 Thankful List

Elf on the Shelf Blank Activity Card Printables




 

What Elf antics are you most looking forward to, this year?


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Thursday, February 12, 2015

FREE Printable Valentine's Day Pop Rocks Tags

Did Valentine's Day creep up on you, again?  Let me guess - your kid's classroom Valentine exchange and party are tomorrow, and you still haven't purchased any cards, favors, candy, food, etc.  Don't worry!
I have you covered on the Valentine cards, so just pick up some Pop Rocks and a bag of animal crackers for the party.  Let's be honest; those crackers are always welcome in any classroom.


-- Free Valentine's Day Printable -- "I Hope Your Valentine's Day Rocks!" #Box #Boys #Card #Cards #Children #Craft #Crafts #Cute #DIY #Easy #Elementary #Exchange #Gender #Girls #Idea #Ideas #Kids #Last #Minute #Neutral #Party #Printables #Theme #School #Quick #Unique



Be sure to check out my other Valentine's Day post, where I provide you with a quick lunch idea, to make their day special. 
 

I like these little tags, because they're appreciated by girls and boys.  No need to buy TWO different packages of cards, for each gender.  Just print these out, and carefully staple them to your candy packages.    


-- Free Valentine's Day Printable -- "I Hope Your Valentine's Day Rocks!" #Box #Boys #Card #Cards #Children #Craft #Crafts #Cute #DIY #Easy #Elementary #Exchange #Gender #Girls #Idea #Ideas #Kids #Last #Minute #Neutral #Party #Printables #Theme #School #Quick #Unique


Get your FREE Printable here:

Pop Rocks "I Hope Your Valentine's Day ROCKS" Tags




What are you doing for Valentine's Day?



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Friday, November 21, 2014

Make Your Elf on the Shelf Bendy! A Quick and Easy Tutorial

Reese, has been practicing Yoga, while on his extended vacation. He has to be in tip-top shape, if he wants to pull off all of his tricks and adventures.  His favorite poses?  --> Quarter Dog, Open Triangle and Warrior

I've wanted to make Reese more flexible for a while, but only found tutorials involving a snip of the Elf's hands and feet, or an invasive needle and thread operation.  Well, guess what? I can't sew, in fact, I wouldn't be able to reattach a button to a shirt, if it came to it. 
When I took out Reese the other day, I inspected his seams and found an easy way to insert bendy wires into his limbs, without cutting or sewing him back together.   

Check out my other Elf posts for printables, calendars, and more ideas



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Instructions:


1. Take floral wire (any gauge) and gently insert into your Elf's arm, between one of the seams - just poke around until you find a looser area; I had the best luck at the end of his hands.

2. Once you thread the wire through and hit the Elf's shoulder, pull it back out a bit.

3. Snip off the excess wire, and gently push it all the way in, using either your finger or scissor tips. Repeat these steps on the other remaining limbs.


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Like how he resembles one of those arm flailing, inflatable tube men? Enjoy your more lifelike elf!



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How did your Elf turn out?


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Elf on the Shelf 2014 Calendar (25+ NEW Ideas!)

Thanksgiving is almost here! That means a few things in our household:
1. Delicious, delicious foods will be enjoyed
2. Browsing through Black Friday ads and the start of Christmas shopping
3. Reese, our Elf on the Shelf, is returning!!!




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If this is your first time visiting, be sure to check out my other Elf posts where you'll find additional inspiration, calendars & printables for elf antics

--> 2015 Elf on the Shelf Calendar with Free Printables <--
--> Make Your Elf on the Shelf Bendy! {2-Minute No Sew Tutorial} <--
--> 50 Elf on the Shelf Ideas + a 2013 Calendar <-- 
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For those of you who've had an elf for years, I don't know about you, but it's starting to get a little tricky, coming up with new ideas that the little ones haven't seen. I've been pinning ideas for several weeks on my Christmas with the Elf on the Shelf board, and finally managed to compile a final list for this year. All printables, including a new calendar are available at the bottom of this page. Here's a glimpse of the 2014 calendar! 
 

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1. Elf has arrived, but hasn't finished enjoying his Thanksgiving meal - Check out Norene's Thanksgiving Buffet and Turkey Dinner tutorials for details! You can create a mini elf feast, using graham crackers, shaved almond slices, and few other food items you probably have in your pantry.

2. Surprise! You've been gifted an Elf Pets Reindeer! Each one comes with a book, and plush reindeer for your little one to *touch* and love on.

3. Laundry Day - our Elf got a new wardrobe this year, thanks to all of the amazing little outfits that are now available.  He is discovered in the laundry room, with his clothes hanging on a line to dry.

4. Elf brought an Advent Calendar!

5. Everyone knows an Elf's diet consists of sweets. Your Elf is found in front 
of a half-eaten bag of Oreos, with all of the filling (his favorite!) scraped off of the cookies.

6. It's a major award! The Elf brought you A Christmas Story Nightlight, and is found unpacking the "Fraa-gee-lay" lamp .

7. Elf is found in your freezer, hanging out on a frozen "pond", with his new ice skates and a scarf.

8. You like puzzles? The Elf brought you a Christmas Word Search (see bottom of post for printable)

9. You did such a great job on yesterday's puzzle, that the Elf thinks you're ready for an "expert" level jigsaw puzzle - fill a small bag with sawdust, shredded paper, or confetti (see bottom of post for printable).

10. Elf had too much coffee - big googly eyes, while enjoying a cup o' Joe.

11. It's snowing! Elf strung up multiple strands of fishing line and cotton balls.

12.We're low on sweets! The Elf created a sugar-filled grocery list for you. (see bottom of post for printable)

13. Let's play some mini golf! (cut out a putting green from paper, and use a mini candy cane as a golf club)

14. Elf left you some "snowball" (cotton candy) treats (see bottom of post for printable)

15. Thirsty? Elf is found up high, with multiple straws connected and looped, down to a cup of milk.

16. Your scout Elf thought he'd be of some help and strung up some Christmas lights (only he's kinda sloppy)

17. Elf made you some chocolate covered marshmallow snowmen! (stack three on a stick, dip in white chocolate, and decorate)

18. Oops! Elf was enjoying a drink and spilled "milk" (draw out a "spill" on parchment paper, using liquid glue.  Once it dries, gently scrape it off and it's ready to use).

19. The Elf baked you some North Pole Nibbles -- check out Nikki's "Boo Bites" recipe; use red & green sprinkles (see bottom of post for printable)

20. Elf made an igloo! - Cut out the bottom out of a plastic milk jug and make a hole for a "door", and then glue on packaging peanuts -- see Susan's photo, if you're a visual person.

21. Ready for some more sweets?! Elf made red, white and green swirl cookies -- see Amber's "Swirled Sugar Cookies" recipe, and use Christmas colors/sprinkles instead.

22. The Elf played dress-up with your mom's jewelry!

23. Who's ready for a vacation? --> this elf <-- He's found laying out on a "beach" (brown sugar or sand filled pan). Use your imagination for his beach props or activities :)

24. Elf made some angel wings for himself, out of paper.

25. Look out below! Elf is found climbing down from up high, using linked candy canes for a rope

26. Sweet! Elf made a birthday cake for Jesus -- stack together two Oreos, cover with frosting and decorate with sprinkles.


If you post Elf activities on social media, be sure to give me a shoutout - I'd love to see them! Follow me on Instagram and "Like" my Facebook page, if you'd like to be included on Reese's daily adventures, this holiday season. I will be posting daily pics!    




If you're looking for items mentioned throughout this post, or other Elf related accessories, check these out!




Get your 2014 Calendar and Printables here:


2014 Elf on the Shelf Calendar

Elf Grocery List

Elf Word Search 

Expert Puzzle Topper and North Pole Nibbles

Elf Snowballs (Cotton Candy)




 

What Elf antics are you most looking forward to, this year?


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