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5 Adorable Ways for Your Elf to Say Goodbye

Your Scout Elf friend has created five easy ideas to say a merry and bright “goodbye … until next year”! They’re so excited to show your family the many places they’ll travel when they aren’t enjoying the coziness of your home, they may encourage children to write a letter to Santa the night before Christmas or they may host a Christmas carnival as a celebratory send-off.

Moving Day

The Elf on the Shelf and Elf Pets® Saint Bernard in small van with boxes like they’re moving back to the North Pole.

“It’s time for me to move back to the North Pole. See you next year!”

Materials:

  • Color printer 
  • Copy paper/card stock 
  • Printable 
  • Small boxes or bags 
  • String 
  • Toy truck or car 

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf helper will load all their boxes into their vehicle. 
  2. Second, they will use string to tie things down so nothing blows away on their journey to the North Pole! 
  3. Third, they will print and cut out the printable message card letting kids know that it’s time for them to go … until next year! 

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Travel Scrapbook

The Elf on the Shelf and friends looking through a scrapbook full of travel photos.

“Check out the many places I’ll go before I see you again next year!” 

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. To begin, your Scout Elf pal will print, cut out and set up their travel photos on the table, in a frame or in a scrapbook where kids can see. 
  2. Next, kids can flip through the images to get an idea of what Santa’s Scout Elf crew does throughout the year after they’ve departed from your family’s home. 

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Magical Letters

The Elf on the Shelf sitting on a shelf next to a printable letter asking kids to write their Christmas list. 

“You’re such a great writer. Santa will love this!”

Materials:

  • Color printer 
  • Cardstock/copy paper 
  • Printable 
  • Scissors 

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf helper will begin by printing, cutting out and setting up the printable where kids will find it.  
  2. Then they will encourage kids to write their own magical letter that your elf will take with them to the North Pole!

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“Beam Me Up, Santa!”

The Elf on the Shelf hanging from a light that is decorated to look like a UFO.

“One of the quickest ways to get from here to the North Pole!”

Materials:

  • Aluminum foil 
  • Fishing line or string 
  • Hanging lamp 

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf pal will pick the perfect hanging light in your home to decorate like a UFO! 
  2. Second, they will wrap one sheet of aluminum foil around the outside of the light. 
  3. Third, they will use fishing line or neutral-colored string and tie one end around the light and the other end around their waist to make it look like they’re floating below it! 

For general and specific warnings please click HERE 


Celebratory Send-Off

The Elf on the Shelf and friends enjoying a Christmas carnival.

So many exciting things to do and see at the Christmas Carnival!

Materials:

  • Color printer 
  • Card stock/copy paper
  • Printables 
  • Straws, skewers, or pipe cleaners 
  • Tape 
  • Marshmallows 

Instructions:

  1. First, your Scout Elf friend will print and cut out each of the carnival printables. 
  2. Second, they will find straws, skewers or pipe cleaners and tape them to the sides of the printables as standing devices. 
  3. Third, they will anchor the standing devices into large marshmallows to stand the printables upright.  
  4. Finally, they will cut out any extra toys or prize printables that they like and host an extravaganzalorious Christmas carnival to celebrate their arrival!

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For general and specific warnings please click HERE 


Find more simple ways to say goodbye with this blog!

Before you or your elf get to work recreating any of these inspirational photos, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!