Have fun with this ten minute How to Build a Milk Jug Igloo tutorial. This easy DIY Elf on the Shelf Igloo idea will be loved by the kids. It makes a very cute Elf on the Shelf House. Pair with our Elf on a Shelf printables. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
Elf on the Shelf Igloo
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How to Build a Milk Jug Igloo
Build a Milk Jug Igloo with with a hot glue gun and cotton balls for a cute Elf on the Shelf home.
This idea took about ten minutes. At dinner we finished our galloon of milk and I washed out the jug and put it aside. It took about 10 minutes that evening to glue cotton balls to the outside.
For our photograph we sat the milk jug on top of a lamp, but there are other places you can put your Elf on the Shelf igloo. Put it inside the freezer, place it outside in a cold environment like on the front or back patio, or place near your son or daughter’s toys so Elf gets to side beside your child during play.
Elf on a Shelf Igloo Supplies
- The Elf on the Shelf
- Plastic Milk Jug
- Hot Glue Gun
- Cotton Balls
- Warm up your hot glue gun.
- Using scissors, cut out a circle on one side of the milk jug. I say, the wider the better.
- Dry out the inside of your milk jug.
- using your hot glue gun, carefully glue cotton balls to cover the outside of your Igloo gallon jug.
- Add any extra cotton balls to the inside of the milk jug for added cushion for Elf.
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The day after you do this Elf on the Shelf Fort Igloo, consider doing the Elf on the Shelf Toast Idea. What a fun way to go from “it was cold outside but now it’s warm and toasty!”
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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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