For those who are not familiar with Elf on the Shelf: Elf is Santa’s helper, here to see if the kids are behaving. Everyday, starting with the 1st of December, the kids will find Elfie in a different spot in the house. Some people let the elf do naughty things, like messing with the cereal etc, but I think I’ll use him to bring a decoration for the play Christmas tree each day, combining advent and Elf activities. Oh, and if you are on Instagram, be sure to follow us doing the #Elfcam challenge (posting a photo each day of Elfie’s new spot in the morning). Creative challenge for mom, yay!
Now for the TUTORIAL
The above photo shows the basic steps, at step 5 I added the “decorative” pieces, here you can use your own creativity and available items.
Also, I made the pants short, because it is summer here by us at Christmas time, but you can make your pants longer if you want.( yes I know, it has mittens and a hat, but my 3 year old will think like me, I promise) With the collar: I just use 2 stitches to keep it in place.
With the face you will have to use your own creativity, I looked at a picture and tried to copy it to the best of my ability, not exactly the same, but still cute, I think!
Hope all of this makes sense! Please come and share your elf on our Facebook page if your done, I’d love to meet them, and join in the #Elfcam challenge on Instagram from the 1st of December.