OK, so I warned you on my first Elf on the Shelf post that I may be posting 2-3 Elf on the Shelf posts! I SWEAR this one is my last one (for the year…hee hee). If you missed my first two here they are:
Both of these posts I wrote as inspiration to myself as to ideas I could do for my first year of this awesome tradition with my three-year-old. This post is what I’ve actually done this year (some of the ones in the previous posts I ended up doing too). If you follow me on Instagram you already saw these. So here we go!
The first night Josie showed up, she came in on a sleigh and reindeer.
That day, for some reason, my daughter was having the WORST day of crying, whining, and tantrums. SO, the next day Josie showed up with this letter from Santa:
Josie was watching and said you were bad. She told Santa and it made him sad. You better shape up and all will be fine, if you want toys at Christmas time.
She saw this and shaped up! She has been pretty good so far!
Here, Josie roasted mini marshmallows with a couple of Mia’s stuffed toys.
The next day she took a “bubble” bath in mini marshmallows on our stove in a pot.
She got creative this day and ate some candy and a made little mini toy car out of a mini candy bar, marshmallows, toothpicks, and a Starburst.
Josie was kind enough to sweep up the pine needles from the Christmas tree. Too bad she couldn’t get the dog hair!
Josie enjoyed the SoCal sun this day. She laid on a kitchen towel and borrowed some toys (water bottle, blanket, Frisbee, and basket.)
Josie played dress p and raided the jewelry, mirror, and comb in Mia’s purse (Yes, my daughter is SUPER girly).
Josie played a trick in our guest bathroom and had some fun with the toilet paper.
Lastly, Josie (the Elf UNDER the shelf) made a swing out of some left over ribbon and a toilet paper roll.
More Elf on the Shelf:
Ten Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas – From being chased by reindeer to building a fort with Christmas cards, these ten ideas are clever, but simple.
No Sew Elf on the Shelf Skirt – The Elf on the Shelf clothing you can buy at the store is so expensive. This is a quick and easy no sew tutorial for how to make an apron skirt for pennies.
The Elf on the Shelf Tradition – I wrote this after my daughter’s first year of Elf on the Shelf. This post includes a cute goodbye letter for the final night, including a special “baked” tray of mini gingerbread cookies.
Two Dozen Easy Elf on a Shelf Ideas – Two dozen ideas that are helpful, especially when you forget and need a quick move!
Elf on a Shelf Ideas – This is the first Elf on the Shelf post I ever wrote and includes 7 ideas incorporating my daughter’s toys and games.
Here is a video of some of my ideas. Enjoy!