Posted in Christmas, elf on a shelf

Elf on a Shelf – Part 1

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Our Elf (Josie) watching Christmas movies

So… this year, we decided to get a real Elf on the Shelf on Black Friday.  I didn’t know too much about this but after reading the book that came with her, the kids and I were hooked.  I am having so much fun finding her in so many new situations.  The kids immediately go to the bookshelf every morning to see if she is there.  If she’s not, its a giant scavenger hunt till she is found.

The other day our elf, Josie, was watching Christmas movies after she got back from seeing Santa! She must have been inspired by the North Pole!

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Hiding in the tree!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The one above is one of my favorites.  I saw several people do variations of this so I was super excited that Josie chose to put green streamers on all 3 of my kids’ doors!

Elf on a shelf, Christmas
Playing Twister?

 

This one was fun! Josie must have gotten the idea and the printable from frugal coupon living. 

She even found a friend on her way back!

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Getting Ready for our Girl Scout Christmas Float

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Grinch Sign Made from Cardboard and a candy cane for our Girl Scout Christmas Float

Our Girl Scouts voted on a theme for last year’s Christmas Parade float and decided on Whoville!

One of the mom’s found a cool sign on Etsy, but we couldn’t order it in time, so the girls made one.  The girls cut the signs out of cardboard, and painted them to look like the movie.  They then used hot glue to glue them to a candy cane that we purchased from Wal-Mart.  The final product is here!  It turned out pretty well and looked really neat on their float.  A super Thank You from our girls to the people who make these really neat on Etsy and sell them for profits!

 

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Cardboard Presents wrapped to look like real presents

The girls needed presents for the Grinch to steal, so they wrapped Cardboard boxes in different types of wrapping paper (which was donated) to decorate the trailer.

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Paper Plate Candy

 

The younger girls also made candy to decorate using paper plates and markers.  We then used cellophane paper to wrap and twist the sides.  A little ribbon on the sides and instant large candy.  We used this to tie around the float.

Girl Scouts, Christmas Float, Whoville
Paper Plate Candy

Finally it was time to get dressed up.  The girls pulled their hair up in weird ways including combing it over a water bottle.  We even had a Grinch (can’t put a picture till I get permission) who was a dad who dressed up.   One of our scout’s little sister who was a two year old was even dressed like Max.  It turned out really, really well!

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Whoville hair over a water bottle!