Have you heard of the kindness elves? Your family elf can encourage your child to give a helping hand! Take a look at these Elf on the Shelf kindness ideas and print our free kindness letter for Elf and your child. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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Having a family Elf is the perfect opportunity to encourage random acts of kindness and remind your child of the reason for the season. There are many ways to promote how the Christmas season is for helping hands, for giving instead of receiving.
Speaking of hands, are you supposed to undo the Elf on the Shelf hands?… the short answer is yes!
How do you undo Elf on the Shelf hands?
Speaking of Elf on the Shelf hands, you are supposed to undo your Elf’s hands. They come sewn together to It’s important to carefully separate the tie that holds your Elf on the Shelf hands together. Nail scissors are great for smaller cuts and protecting your Elf hands.
Elf on the Shelf hands come sewn together so you can create position. For example, it’s easy to hang Elf on a Christmas tree limb or on a door knob. However, this can easily be resolved if you create a posable Elf on the Shelf. Once you have your Elf on the Shelf hands free, the next step you want to take is making sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our no-sew bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial.
Elf on the Shelf Helping Hands
So far, we have mastered undoing Elf on the Shelf hands sewn together and creating a bendable, wired Elf on the Shelf doll. Take it another step with Elf on the Shelf posable hands.
Holly Jolly Fun Crafts has adorable posable hands – you can bend the fingers and such – this means you can create two thumbs up! For our next Elf on the Shelf idea, we are going to use the hands however you can do do this random acts of kindness Elf on the Shelf ideas without these posable Elf gloved hands.
- The Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Helping Hands Random Acts of Kindness Elf on the Shelf Letter
- Optional: Gloved Elf on the Shelf Hands
In a matter of minutes, create this Helping Hands Elf on the Shelf idea. The Elf printable letter reads….
Give a hand day! What can you do that is nice for someone today?
Instantly download and print this free Elf on the Shelf letter. Prop it against a wall with tape. We used double sided tape to tape Elf’s arm in place. Viola! Done.
I can’t wait to see what adorable Random Acts of Kindness your child and Elf come up with! Leave a comment below and share.
Elf on the Shelf Kindness Ideas
In addition to our free Helping Hands printable, we have more ways your family Elf on the Shelf can encourage your child to give back to the community.
Take a look at these kindness elves ideas to help spread random acts of kindness and helping hands during the holiday season.
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.
Elf on the Shelf Printables
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