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Get ready for these magic Elf on the Shelf ideas complete with Elf on the Shelf’s little read body sawed in two haves… don’t worry,t here is no damage to your Elf’s body.
MAGIC ELF TIP: Don’t have two Elf on the Shelf dolls? Borrow one from am friend and gift him/her Elf on the Shelf travel post cards while that Elf is on vacation (not in their home!)
Sawing an Elf on the Shelf in Half
It will take a few minutes to create this magic Elf on the Shelf trick. Your goal is to saw your Elf doll in two. To do this, you need multiple elf dolls. See our tip above for acquiring two elves.
The longest process will be crafting your magic saw box. Your goal is to make sure if your kids peek inside the box, they can’t see the elf. You can use stuffing to hide the rest of elf’s body, consider using tissues paper or pillow filling.
- The Elf on the Shelf Dolls
- Play saw or a butter knife will work
- Cardstock or 3×5 card
- Pen or Marker
- Christmas wrapping paper or kraft paper
Grab a box that is about the size of Elf. You will need two or to cut the box in half. You could even use toilet paper rolls.
Wrap them in gift wrap. Consider having extra wrap or tissue paper to hide the hidden Elf torso well. You don’t want your child peeking into the boxes and seeing there is a second elf doll.
Once your boxes are wrapped, insert the elves legs in one. YOu likely need to fold the legs in or over.
Insert the elf’s head in another box so the legs hang out.
Lay your boxes on the table and keep them about an inch apart.
Find a fun villian or magician to saw your elf in half. You can use a fun pretend play saw or butter knife for this fun idea.
On a 3×5 index card or cardstock, write the title “magic show.”
Viola – you have an adorable and magical elf on the shelf idea.
Elf on the Shelf Magic Trick Ideas
We can’t end here, we have to show you these other Elf on the Shelf Magic Tricks and Ideas. There are plenty of whys to get your child to question – How did Elf do that?
Enjoy these jaw-dropping Amazing Elf on the Shelf ideas…
This is really cute and easy. Plant Tic-Tacs or peppermint candy in Sugar and watch candy canes or Lollipops grow. You can even add our printable Elf garden poem with this ideas. This idea can even be done outside on the law which would be super fun!
In this fun magic trick, make cereal and a cereal box stand up on it’s own. Do this early in the season so you don’t tire but trust me, this funny Elf on the Shelf Cereal Magic Trick idea is rather easy. The biggest warning is you are using hot glue up close, so you might leave a few ouchies behind as you craft this Elf magic trick.
Tip: This idea can also be done with popcorn as you prep for an Elf on the Shelf movie night!
Instead of tasting the rainbow, make the rainbow with this fun Skittles Elf on the Shelf idea. It’s easy to do, the biggest hurdle is lining up all the Skittles the night before. Warm water makes the skittles swirl.
Ready for a little mischief? Try to trap Elf on the Shelf in a balloon. Follow this easy Elf on the Shelf Balloon idea and tutorial. You can even fill your balloon with candies and confetti that come out when popped. Create an Elf return with this fun idea.
Another magic trick is Trapping Elf on the Shelf in the TV. It’s so funny and your kids might feel like they are spending forever trying to find their Scout Elf. This can be a hard hiding space for Elf.
Turn an ordinary chicken egg into an extraordinary chocolate egg with this Elf on the Shelf Magic Egg Trick! If you have a cold egg on hand, this is an easy last-minute idea. It gives you a day to grab a candy egg. If you don’t have a kinder Joy in your supermarket, just fill a plastic Easter gg.
In this fun printable Elf prop, make a magic shrinking machine for Elf on the Shelf. Shrink cookies, candy canes, marshmallows, chocolate chips and more.
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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
Some call Frugal Coupon Living the biggest resource for all things Elf on the Shelf. While we don’t want to brag, we will. We have move our red little North Pole friend for year after year. We have created plenty of free printables, must have resources, inspirational Elf links and more. Use us at a platform to keep your sanity through the entire Christmas season.
Use the helpful Elf on the Shelf links to come up with create ideas, grab free printables, and answer Elf on the Shelf Questions.
- 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.
- Elf on the Shelf Emails with New Ideas Daily – Each day we will write you with a new Elf on the Shelf idea as well as links to Elf on the shelf resources and sometimes hidden coupon codes and freebies!
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