My Elf on the Shelf named Elfie came back from the North Pole on Dec. 1. Since then he has got himself into lots of trouble! During the 12 days we have had him, he has made a bed out of tissues and the box they came in, got stuck in the marshmallow jar, fell asleep in the hat my mom made, hid in the cabinet snacking on granola bars and candy, played with fire in the candle, made a 'snow' angel with sugar and sprinkles because he misses snow, and used our paper chains as a tire swing. He rode a tube of toilet paper down the stairs, wrote a christmas message in lipstick all over the mirror in the bath room, was caught reading the third gift, and lots more.
The 3 that made me laugh the most were the toilet paper down the stairs, the snacking in the cabinet and when he got stuck in the marshmallow jar!
The day after he arrived at my house I looked at him. I realized he must get so cold at night! I got out my sewing kit and sewed him a pair of slippers and a scarf! I left them next to him for him to put on in the morning. He hasn't taken them off since!
I made the slippers out of tiny pieces of felt. I used red and green. In the red felt I cut a little oval a little bigger than his foot, and cut another of the same thing but this time, cut it in half. I placed the one cut in half on top of the other full one, and sewed the edges. Then I cut a tiny tiny piece of green felt and sewed it on the center of the half-oval. Voila! I got an elf slipper!
For the scarf I took an old (clean) sock that I don't like to wear and laid it down flat. I took scissors and cut a thin piece (about 5 inches long and 1 inch wide). Then I frayed the edges. ( My sock scarf curled a little) Now I have a finished elf scarf!
My family always leaves out cookies (for Santa) and carrots ( for the reindeer but I found a really wonderful idea on the internet. This year I am going to put out (along with the cookies and carrots) Elf donuts!!!! Elf donuts seem really easy to make, for the donut itself is just a Cheerio (breakfast cereal). I want to decorate them with powdered sugar, melted chocolate, and sprinkles. I will soon do a post to tell you how they come out!
Here are some pictures of Elfie and what he has done!
Look closely at some of the pictures and you can see the scarf and slippers I made for him!