Let’s play a game of tic-tac-toe. This Elf idea features Elf on the Shelf Xs and Os using miniature Christmas bows. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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Everyone knows the classic game of xs and os. Play a traditional game of Tic-Tac-Toe with Elf on the Shelf but instead of xs and os, use tiny little bows.
DIY Elf on the Shelf Tic Tac Toe
Grab the following supplies to make your DIY Tic-Tac-Toe board with Christmas bows.
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Mini Christmas Bows (in green and red – or use another color)
- Picture Frame
- Tape (masking or Christmas washi tape is great)
First, grab a frame. We used a fabric wood frame, but any standard frame will do. If you have a photo inside the frame, play over hte photo or instead replace the family photo with Christmas scrapbook paper.
Using tape, create two lines vertical and two lines horizontal to make your tic-tac-toe board.
Use two elves or a Scout elf and a friend to play tic-tac-toe using tiny bows.
Viola- you are done.
Elf on the Shelf Tic-Tac-Toe Ideas
If you want more Tic-tac-toe Elf on the Shelf ideas, take a look at these fun ways to incorporate the Xs and Os game.h
This is kind of fun, nothing is easier than tossing your Elf on the floor in the shape of an X. Play Xs and Ox or a Tic-Tac-Toe Elf on the Shelf game.
Grab one of your many Elf friends and some markers and have Scout Elf play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe.
Do you have food coloring markers? In this Elf on the Shelf Marshmallow idea, use those food markers to play tic-tac-toe on Marshmallows with Elf.
Do you want to make an Elf breakfast, you can do our Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe toast idea but instead of using candy hearts, add peppermints!
Speaking of peppermints, Elf can play Tic-Tac-Toe using peppermints as Os.
Will you travel with Elf on the Shelf? If so, make your very own DIY Altoid Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game.
In our miniature Elf games, we also have cute Mini Tic-Tac-Toe boards for Elf.
See more Elf on the Shelf game ideas!
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Elf on the Shelf Resources
At Frugal Coupon Living, our goal, to create an easy Elf on the Shelf season for you. This is not our first year of having an Elf in the home. With over eight years of Elf ideas, we have created a rather large Elf on the Shelf fan club full of new Elf on the Shelf ideas. These Elf on the Shelf resources are all you need to create the best Elf ideas.
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.
More Helpful Elf on the Shelf Links
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- Elf on the Shelf Ideas – a Starter guide to all things elf including some of our top post ideas and Elf on the Shelf digital downloads.
- Largest List of Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Now over 600 Elf on the Shelf ideas. New ideas added daily during November and December.
- Elf on the Shelf Questions and Answers – Are you just beginning with an Elf? Could you use a refresher of all the Elf rules. Take a look at frequently asked elf on the shelf questions to get started. You will immediately be an Elf expert.
- Free Elf on the Shelf Printables – Sign up for our emails and grab these free Elf digital downloads to help you during the Elf season. Includes an Elf calendar, notes, Elf coloring pages, encouraging ideas and more.
- DIY Bendable Elf on the Shelf – Want your Elf to do all sorts of positions. This is an easy no-sew bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial.
- Elf Shop with Digital Downloads – This is one of the best Elf shops full of printable resources to perfect the holiday season.
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