Make your own Christmas garland with this fun Elf on the Shelf marshmallow garland idea. Follow this DIY marshmallow garland tutorial introduced by the Scout Elf. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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Have fun making your own homemade garland. This activity can initially introduced by the Scout Elf on the Shelf. After elf moves the next day, you can continue this fun Christmas craft for kids while enjoying a family movie night or craft day.
How to Make Marshmallow Garland
Homemade marshmallow garland is a fun Christmas activity for kids. You might even start a new Christmas tradition once you create one this year.
To get started on your Elf on the Shelf Marshmallow garland, gather a few supplies.
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Baker’s Twine (we have used Christmas Twine with Elf many times)
- Mini Marshmallows
- Optional: Measuring tape
It’s so easy to make marshmallow twine. The two things to warn you about are the time (perhaps put on a good Christmas movie while you craft) and the sharp needle. You need a sharp prick to go all the way through a miniature marshmallow so this Christmas craft might be best for older kids. Little kids can help by moving the marshmallow down the twine once it’s strung on and beyond the large needle.
To begin, thread a needle with Christmas Baker’s Twine. We used this red and white pattern. I cannot tell you how many times I use this roll with our Elf on the Shelf idea – it’s a good item to have on hand for Elf on the Shelf ideas.
You can go ahead and cut the length of string you want, start with five feet. You can also make more garland for the tree or fireplace mantle later.
Use your need and thread your first marshmallow all the way down to the end of the yarn. Tie off that first marshmallow the the others don’t fall off.
Continue to string more fluffy marshmallows onto your DIY garland. You can have the marshmallows touch, but we find a little bit of spacing kind of magical. Perhaps keep the marshmallows about one to three inches apart. Young children can help with spacing.
Once you have all your marshmallows trung, hang your DIY marshmallow garland on the Christmas tree or Christmas mantle. Turn your entire home into an indoor winter wonderland aka marshmallow world.
Check out these other Elf on the Shelf ideas with Marshmallows.
Can I use popcorn for this Christmas garland?
You can replace your marshmallows with other items or even combine items to make a fun pattern. Wouldn’t that be a nice Christmas toddler idea.
Make homemade garland by stringing cranberries, popcorn, gumdrops, cotton balls 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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Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
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