If you don’t have an Elf make your own DIY Elf on the Shelf! Children love the elf’s antics and it’s a great way to count down the days until Christmas.
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!
What you will need:
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.
Side note, 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 children won’t mind).
The collar: Simply use 2 stitches to keep it in place.
For the face you will have to use your own creativity. Looking at pictures inspired me.
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!
This is what our Elfie was up to the past few years. Also, see our Easy Elf Adventure ideas you can use the night before.