Need Tips for traveling with the Elf on the Shelf? This is your vacation or day trip solution – Elf on the Shelf in a Jar. No magic lost when you carry around your North Pole visitor in a jar. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
Elf on the Shelf in a Jar for Travel
We are back, so is the Elf on the Shelf! If you have been with us a long time, you know we have brought you a new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily (in the months of November and December) for the past seven years. You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done.
For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. You also can shop our collection of Elf Printables for ideas to cover the entire season!
Does Elf on the Shelf Travel with You?
Does Elf on the Shelf travel with you? The answer is yes and no. In the Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tradition. Elf on the Shelf stays home while your son/daughter goes to school or leaves the home for the day. That doesn’t mean that Elf on a Shelf and Santa are not always watching. Part of the Christmas magic is that Elf and Santa can see everything. For example, if your child has trouble at school, the next day the Elf can hold a “Behave at School” Elf on the Shelf Strike Sign! Elf did not travel to school but Elf knew what was going on.
In the yes situation, there are Elf on the Shelf Solutions for when a family is traveling or on vacation. What do I do with Elf on the Shelf on vacation? There are a few solutions. First you can use our Elf on the Shelf postcards. When you travel, Elf can travel too and no be present with your family.
Another idea for taking a family vacation or going somewhere for a long time is using an Elf on the Shelf travel Jar. Put Elf on the Shelf to travel with you. Since elf is not touch, only the jar is touched, no magic is lost. When you get to your destination, take Elf out and perform your regular Elf on the Shelf antics for your stay. Elf can then travel back home (in a jar) the last day of your trip. One alternative is to have Elf in the front dash for When Elf Travels on Vacation. Just make sure he is secure!
Elf on the Shelf Travel Jar
Let’s talk about an Elf on the Shelf Travel Jar. Elf on a Shelf can go with you to the store, a car ride, to the movies, out to dinner, to church, a birthday party, a family visit, a vacation or even a day trip! You name the reason Elf on the Shelf will travel. This is your solution to what to do with Elf on the Shelf while on vacation!
Using a glass or plastic jar, put elf in side for travel. Be careful with a glass jar with young kids – nothing scary then Elf falling to the floor and shattering.
Elf on the Shelf Supplies Needed
- The Elf on the Shelf
- 16 oz+ Jar with lid
- Pen or marker
Elf on the Shelf Quarantine Jar
Don’t forget we have Elf on the Shelf Quarantine Printables!
One idea is to include an Elf on the Shelf Quarantine Jar. In this case you could leave Elf in a Jar for up to 14 days while he Quarantine’s from the North Pole.
Elf on the Shelf Printables
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!
Free Elf Printables
If on this Elf on the Shelf Travel idea, Elf falls to the ground, have backup plan. Make sure pack Elf on the Shelf Magic Grippers. This ensures no magic is lost.
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Our goal, to make Elf easy for you!
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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