Eight pages of Elf Printable Costumes. Adorable Elf on the Shelf Ideas to cover many of your Christmas Tradition. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
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 six 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 Printable Costumes
One of our popular set of printables is our Elf on the Shelf Costumes. We had fun partnering with The Elf Guru to create the Christmas Police and an Elf Spy. This year instead of a couple costumes, we wanted to come to you with the ultimate Elf Costume Bundle. We found adorable ideas that will excite your kids for multiple days and will make life easier on you!
Elf on the Shelf Costume Ideas
The reason I love our newest costume kit is because it brings forth seven Elf on the Shelf ideas. If you are someone who does Scout Elf for 24 days, that covers almost a third of your days. So many cute ideas for your red elves from Ugly Christmas Sweaters to a pirate costume, and even Elf super hero idea!
The Camping Elf Costume: One of my favorite ideas, four props to use for Elf go to camping. From a warm fire pit, a backpack, compass and flash light! Pose with some of your creative Barbie and doll props. Just add rocks to your fire pit!
Staging 3-D Tip: For the campfire (and the reindeer), I created a little perpendicular base by cutting a strip, cutting a tiny slit in the middle of it, cutting a tiny slit in the bottom of the reindeer and the fire cutouts, then fitting the slits together in a perpendicular way. This way I could stand them up and make them more 3D.
Christmas Accessories and Props Costume: Two days to get your elf photo booth ready for Christmas. Nine cute accessories to give your North Pole visitor some sparkly this holiday season. (See above, in the camping props, how we got our reindeer to stand!)
3-D Costume Tip: I found the double sided tape for the face masks to worked pretty well across the forehead of the hat.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Costume: Have an ugly Christmas Sweater? Elf does too. In fact, he/she has two! Everyone get your tacky Christmas sweater came on and celebrate the season. For this Ugly Sweater Costume, we used this My Life As Reversible Background for Use with Dolls, Classroom & Christmas. Adorable for Elf staging ideas. See more of where to buy and Ugly Christmas Sweater for Elf on the Shelf.
Christmas Tree Costume: Of course the Christmas tree looks beautiful in your home. But our red Elf has some competition: Who wore it better?
Elf Super Hero Costume: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Scout Elf here to save the day! Dress your red elves in two super hero costumes. Perfect for one, two or many North Pole elves.
Elf Pirate Costume: Sail the seven seas looking for some booty. Pirate’s booty. We have the cutest accessories to turn your Scout Elf on the Shelf into a pirate. Enjoy our map and hide 10 candy canes in the house! It makes not only for a cute Elf costume, but also make a fun activity/adventure for your kids.
Costume Elf Props & Supplies
You will need to get these costumes into place.
- The Elf on the Shelf
- Elf Costume Printables and Props
- Craft supplies: scissors, tape, push pins, Velcro, etc.
- Optional: themed accessories – camping, super hero, Christmas, pirate, etc
We wanted to give you a quick glimpse into how to attach many of these costumes. There are three ways. Push pins, keep Elf up higher when using them. Velro. Simple, sticks well to the fabric and peels easy. Tape. My favorite, go-to craft supply solution.
I found the best way hands down to secure the paper to the felt fabric of the Elf was using those sticky Velcro squares (similar to these) sold at most Walmart locations and craft stores. The double sided tape didn’t hold very well and became fuzzy too fast wen attaching props to the fabric. The velcro was pretty sticky the entire time and held stronger, yet was easy to remove and did not shred the fabric upon removal. The squares come as 7/8″ – 1″ squares. I cut into 4 little squares to be smaller on the Elf clothes and hands.
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Our goal, to make Elf easy for you!
Elf on the Shelf Tradition
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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