It’s a bird, it’s a …. parrot. This bird Elf on the Shelf idea only requires feathers! New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily plus free printables.
Bird Elf on the Shelf
Birds of a feather, flock together! It’s been really hard for me to not pull out all the bird quotes I have.
We are back, maybe you are not yet but we are doing our best to get all the Elf on the Shelf Ideas that we can, so when your family welcomes back your Elf, you are ready! As a reminder, we come to you every day in the month of November and December with new Elf ideas. You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done.
For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. This was a great place where a bendable Elf was beneficial – get that wire in him now!
Bird Elf on the Shelf Idea
This idea is not only for the birds, it’s for all of us. We think the kids would find it quite comical. If you worry your kids would never find Elf outside, have them follow a path of dropped feathers to the yard will Elf awaits on the feeder eating seed. It was a bit of a balancing act getting him up there. In the first photo, I tucked the tips of the feather underneath the feeder rim and then positioned elf on the metal perch. Clear finishing line would not be a bad idea, to tie him in the place. The higher he is, the less the kids are likely to notice the details.
In the second photo, I used the string that held the feathers in place and weaved it around the bird feeder perch. I think I prefer the first positioning, as he looks like a bird that is eating but the second idea definitely displays his colorful feathers!
Bird Tip: Have your kids follow a path of feathers outside to find Elf on the Shelf!
Bird Elf on the Shelf Supplies Needed
Shake your tail feather because there are only a few supplies needed for this Elf on the Shelf Idea!
- The Elf on the Shelf
- Feathers (we bought this batch of feathers)
- String (we used a colored string, but I suggest clear fishing line)
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Elf on the Shelf on Social Media
Save these ideas because you will want to stay up to date on these ideas each Christmas season. We do our best to mix up easy and hard Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
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What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD.
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