Cereal is such a fun Elf on the Shelf prop. Have fun with these Elf ideas using cereal as well as this really cool elf pouring magical cereal box. How to make this fun Elf on the Shelf Cereal Trick in 30 minutes. New and funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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Unless you have lived under a rock, you likely have seen the Elf on the Shelf Magic Cereal Box trick. It’s quite amazing and I am always wondering – how did they do that?
The most magical time of the year also needs the most magical Elf on the Shelf idea. Have fun creating cereal pouring out of the box while suspended in air. So how do you make this elf cereal box pouring magic?
As a reminder, on Frugal Coupon Living we bring you new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily in the months of November and December for the past seven years. You can view our Huge List of Elf on the Shelf for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done. This is close to 900 Elf ideas.
Elf on the Shelf Cereal Trick
Ready to create some Oohhs & Aahhs with this really fun elf pouring magical cereal box? Your North Pole visitor is about to jaw drop your child.
Grab your levitating cereal trick supplies and take 20-30 minutes in front of your favorite television show while creating this really cool Elf on the Shelf trick.
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Fruit Loops (or cereal of choice like Kellogg’s Elf on the Shelf cereal)
- Cereal Box
- Pipe Cleaners
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Clear Packing Tape
- Cereal Bowl (Dollar Tree would be great)
- Spoon (Dollar Tree would be great)
Tip: Don’t have pipe cleaners. No worry. Roll up and bend aluminum foil. Tin foil is very moldable and can easily be bent into many shapes and sizes.
Now that we have the craft supplies, answers to how do you make that Elf on the Shelf cereal magic trick?
How to make the Elf Cereal Trick
First, don’t be intimated by this Elf on the Shelf craft. It only takes 20 – 30 minutes to create cereal that can levitate. If you are looking for a simpler Elf idea, visit our Quick and Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas.
Open the box of cereal, remove the bag.
Pour cereal into a cereal bowl half way and set the rest aside. I personally found having the extra cereal on a sheet pan or cookie tray was great for helping me quickly grab a “fruit loop.”
Carefully glue the top half of 4 pipe cleaners together in a line and lightly spread out the bottom half like pictured.
Carefully hot glue one piece of cereal at a time to the top half of the 4 pipe cleaners. Make sure to glue them in different directions, this will help cover the pipe cleaner, and look more natural like Elf is actually pouring the cereal.
Once the top of the 4 pipe cleaners are full of cereal, start gluing the cereal onto the bottom. The bottom will be the wider area, so fill it up well with cereal.
Place the empty bag back into the cereal box and glue a handful of cereal to the spout of the box to look as if it is pouring out of the box.
Now glue the top of the pipe cleaners right under the cereal bag, on the spout area. Glue a few more pieces on top to cover any pipe cleaner showing.
You can glue edges of the cereal bag so that it doesn’t slip out of the box. You want it to look natural inside the box.
Carefully stick the wider end of the pipe cleaners into the cereal. No need to glue this down, just full the bowl with more cereal.
Using clear packing tape the box at an angle to your coffee pot, microwave, or a spot on your cabinet where paint will not come off.
Place elf on the box, use a little clear tape if need be. You want to place this in a spot that your child cannot knock it over yet still enjoy this levitating cereal trick.
Place a few extra fruit loops on the counter top for a over flowing cereal bowl effect.
Optional: If you use a bowl and spoon from the Dollar Tree for this Elf on the Shelf idea, you can glue everything in place. Maybe you can even be an amazing friend and slyly pass on to another Elf on the Shelf mom!
Tip: Our pipe cleaners were about 7 inches long. I have seen these cereal bowl magic tricks as tall ask five feet. Just continue to layer your work and purchase extra cereal!
Can this also be done with Chocolate or Marshmallows?
You bet! Feel free to replace your magical elf trick with other props including marshmallows or gold chocolate coins.
The amazingly talented Amy at Fabyuleus Elf Duo created created silly little leprechauns using a pot of gold! How fun is that idea?
Use the same supplies to set up your Elf scene but add chocolate candies and a plastic cauldron.
In addition to tasty chocolate coins, consider using gummy bears or even Cinnamon Toast Crunch. These fun ideas come from Jessie E. and Jennifer M on Facebook.
Tip: Jennifer created the gummy bear spout and uses a wooden kitchen skewer. To get it to stay, she wedged the skewer between the spout and put the drain plug in the kitchen sink. Gummy bears covered the plug so it could not be seen.
Elf on the Shelf Cereal Ideas
Since you have the supplies, why not try these other Elf on the Shelf Ideas with cereal.
Cereal is such a fun Elf on the Shelf props. There are many cute ways to keep the cereal-theme alive!
- Elf on the Shelf Message with Cereal (The Simple Parent)
- Elf on the Shelf Cereal Joke
- Elf on the Shelf Cereal Countdown
- Elf on the Shelf Rice Krispies Treats Recipe
- Rice Krispies Elf on the Shelf Cereal Box Head
- Elf on the Shelf Cereal Marshmallow Bars (Mama Cheaps)
- Elf on the Shelf Cereal Package (Kimspired DIY)
Where to Buy Elf on the Shelf Cereal
Now that we have looked at some fun ideas with Elf on the Shelf and cereal, take a look at where to buy this branded Elf on the Shelf Cereal Box in many fun flavors including sugar cookie and hot cocoa.
Elf on the Shelf Cereal Boxes are sold exclusively at Walmart (in-store and online.)
Shop one of two flavors:
- Kellogg’s The Elf on the Shelf Hot Cocoa Cereal features cocoa-coated star pieces that intermingle with white mini marshmallows, for a chocolatey taste of a mug of hot cocoa in a breakfast bowl.
- Kellogg’s The Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookie Cereal features sugar cookie-flavored red and green star pieces and mini marshmallows dusted with edible glitter.
These are self described as the official cereal of the North Pole… we might argue anything with spaghetti, vanilla ice cream, gummy bears and fruit loops might give it a run for it’s money.
Have fun with more Scout Elf on the Shelf magic tricks. In addition to the Elf on the Shelf cereal box trick, try this Elf Egg Trick!
This Elf on the Shelf Egg Trick covers two nights. Change a raw chicken egg into a kinder joy chocolate egg with a little help from sprinkles or glitter. Get your Elf Egg Magic Trick printable.
In addition, ore of our most popular Elf on the Shelf printables can be found in our Elf Store. Shop Elf costumes, our Elf Twister board, Jokes for Kids, our Magic Shrinking Machine and so much more!
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