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Old Sep 15th, 2018, 19:28 PM   1
shambaby
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Elf on the shelf!


Itís that time of year again when Hayden and Zoe start to speculate over whether Errol the Elf will return for another Christmas with us, or if he finally learnt his lesson last year (I felt the spying and telling tales to Santa was a bit creepy, so our story goes that Errol has been mischievous at the North Pole so Santa sent him to learn about good behaviour from them yeah, never gonna happen!). Itís also the time when I wonder two things: 1) will poor Errol survive another year of abuse and mayhem (this will be his 7th year!) and 2) what the heck am I going to do with him?

So, in the interests of keeping the elfy magic alive, spam me with your best elf antics



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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 01:39 AM   2
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I’m changing tactics with the elf this year, lots of low key things rather than massive ones. My kids donfind it fun but they aren’t obsessed with it which helps.

We’ve got planned:
Christmas morning breakfast for after he arrives
Candy cane hunt
Movie night treats
Biscuit decorating
Roasting marshmallows over a candle
And then some funny ones I found on Pinterest



 
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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 02:24 AM   3
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I love doing elf on the shelf We don't do the spying and telling things to Santa etc, just the elf antics. Some of my favourites last year were the skittles experiment, making a snowman out of toilet rolls, putting him in the fridge drinking milkshake, putting him in a pack of chocolates with a chocolatey face, making a shoe train. Can't wait!
There is a group on Facebook where everyone can share ideas.



 
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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 02:42 AM   4
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We always do a North Pole breakfast on Xmas eve provided by the elf
Ones that went down well last year was
Planting jelly beans in sugar and they grew into candy canes overnight
A tray of water, a carrot, google eyes, small twigs, elves brought a snowman but it melted
Elves roasting marshmallows over a candle (battery operated fake tea light)
Elf zip line

Ideas I have for this year
Plant an egg in sugar and turn into a kinder egg
Turn the toilet water green



 
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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 10:01 AM   5
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I have finally bought an elf so I'm stalking this thread!



 
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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 10:55 AM   6
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Our Elf planted cheerios in sugar one night and then they grew into ring donuts over 24 hours. We then had donuts for breakfast because it would have been rude not to when the elf grew them herself!



 
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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 11:21 AM   7
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We have done it the past two years. We aren't that adventurous though. He is usually just playing with some of their toys etc.
I'll see if the mention the 'naughty elf'. Love the idea of good behaviour buy yeah probably won't work ha ha



 
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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 17:12 PM   8
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We have done it the past two years. We aren't that adventurous though. He is usually just playing with some of their toys etc.
I'll see if the mention the 'naughty elf'. Love the idea of good behaviour buy yeah probably won't work ha ha
Lol, yeah, thereís a reason heís had to keep coming back all these years!



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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 17:17 PM   9
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Ooo we love elf on the shelf in our house! Will be looking for some ideas for this year .

We donít do anything too adventurous either C1403. Thereís been a few mornings heís just been threw in the tree because we went to bed and forgot leaving me running down the stairs before the girls got up lol .

Love that donut idea Ann ! Will be using that thanks !



 
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Old Sep 16th, 2018, 17:23 PM   10
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I love doing elf on the shelf We don't do the spying and telling things to Santa etc, just the elf antics. Some of my favourites last year were the skittles experiment, making a snowman out of toilet rolls, putting him in the fridge drinking milkshake, putting him in a pack of chocolates with a chocolatey face, making a shoe train. Can't wait!
There is a group on Facebook where everyone can share ideas.

Just googled the skittle experiment which looks great !



 
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