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12 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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The Elf on the Shelf is a fun tradition our family looks forward to each year.  I enjoy finding new hiding places and scenarios for Wyatt and have come up with quite a few fun ones over the years.  I’ve decided to compile my favorites from past adventures and included a few new ideas that I’m planning to use this year!  Some days when I have the time Wyatt gets into more elaborate scenes than others.  If you’re wondering how our elf is able to strike such handsome poses it is thanks to the “Hack Your Elf on the Shelf” tutorial that you need to check out!  There is still time to find an Elf  and time to hack him/her if you hurry!

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Kim Rosas began Dirty Diaper Laundry in 2009 out of a desire to help more parents understand modern cloth diapers. She lives in Florida with her husband of 5 years and her two boys. Even though none of her boys wear diapers anymore she is still just as committed to promoting them. In her spare time Kim enjoys video editing, photography, and coffee.
  • Idigia

    Have you seen the Dinovember viral pictures? They totally reminded me of your elves

  • kerrygrink

    Christmas has always been a family celebration in the Grinkmeyer home, but
    as our children grew older we found that their interest in Christmas morning
    waned and the sparkle in their eyes was gone. The day after Thanksgiving, 1992,
    we introduced the Christmas Web in our home with the placement
    of Magic Wands into their socks that had for years been hung at the fireplace
    mantel. Attached to each Magic Wand was a piece of yarn (a 70 yard piece of
    yarn). When our two teen-aged children came down Christmas morning, they found
    that the yarn was wound through the house – around window latches, door knobs,
    chairs and doors. It ended in a closet or cabinet which held their special
    Christmas gift from one of Santa’s elves, an elf who had been looking out for
    them for the past year and knew of their desire for this special Christmas
    gift.

    The Christmas Web continued as each of our children got
    married and as they had children. Each of our grandchildren have an Elf on the
    Shelf or Elf Magic elf who is now the elf that hides their special Christmas
    gift each year and leads them to it with their individual Magic Wand. We
    now have seven Magic Wands each with 70 yards of yarn winding through our house
    every Christmas morning, making getting a cup of coffee an acrobatic
    achievement before the winding hunt begins.

    The Christmas Web has become a highly anticipated family
    tradition for our children, grandchildren and us. We hope it brings as much joy
    to your family as it has to ours.


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