Merry Mini Shrinking Machine

Did you know your Scout Elf is a genius inventor, thanks to elf-size magic? Yes, they have created a special machine to reduce cookies to the perfect elf size! Before your family goes to bed, place a variety of colorful cookies on a decorative plate. The next morning, you’ll discover the wonder of Scout Elf innovation—cookies magically transformed to miniature bite sizes.


  • Color printer
  • Card stock
  • Merry Mini Shrinking Machine printable
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Low-tack decorative tape from Scout Elves at Play® Stick Quick or other decorative sticky tape
  • Craft sticks
  • Assortment of cookies and matching elf-size cookies


  1. Your elf will print and cut out the Merry Mini Shrinking Machine printable and fold along all dotted lines.
  2. Next, your elf will fold over flap A and align with the opposite striped side to form a cube.
  3. Your elf will fold in flaps B, C, D and E.
  4. To complete the cube, your elf will fold in flaps F and G, securing with tape, and will then fold in flaps H and I, securing with tape.
  5. Your elf will create a conveyor belt by tearing off and attaching low-tack decorative tape to three craft sticks—two to support the large treats and one to support the small treats—and then placing them on either side of the machine.
  6. Now, the machine is ready to start production! As finishing touches, your elf will place large cookies on the left of the machine and elf-size cookies to the right. Helpful hint: mini-size versions of conventionally sized cookies are readily available on store shelves.

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