About this project
WHO IS ELF?
Elf is a doll from the children's book Elf on the Shelf. During December, he is sent to children's homes to watch over them. When the kids wake up in the morning, their Elf is on a different shelf. At our house…Elf is playing pranks and getting into trouble. His first night at our house, he toilet papered our Christmas tree!
For more examples of pranks from our Elf in the House project, check out our website:
WHO IS HUMAN ELF?
Human Elf will be a real, live stranger. When the kids so their house sweep in the morning to see where Elf is hiding, they are going to find a person in an Elf suit. I suspect he won't fit on a shelf, so he will sit on our table. He is unable to move, and the kids cannot touch him, or he will lose his magic.
Don't worry - the kids have survived more traumatizing situations - who takes a 7 year old to the Hunger Games?!
HOW WILL YOU PULL THIS OFF?
$50 - Hire an Elf for a morning
Elf will be there in the morning before school. By slightly bending the laws of Christmas magic, he will return to return to doll form while the kids are at school.
$50 - Buy supplies to make an Elf costume
Following the Elf on the Self costume guide (linked), I will design his costume. Purchases include:
- Santa hat (I should be able to find one at home)
- White gloves
- Red shirt
- Red pants
- Red socks
- White felt
WHO ARE WE?
I am the luckiest big sister in the world. In a busy household with 4 kids and two workaholic parents, Elf in the House is a really fun way to come together at the end of the day and have a good laugh together, inspired by Elf.
Risks and challenges
Where to find an Elf?
I grew up in Kelowna, and we have a wide circle of friends and family who can hopefully recommend someone. If not… Craigslist and Kijiji! This could get interesting :)
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