The number one question we get in all of Elf on the Shelf Ideas is How to Make Elf on the Shelf Bendable? Typically How did you do that? This poseable Elf five minute tutorial answers all your questions! See well over 100s of creative, funny, and original ideas for your Elf plus free printables.
How to Make Elf on the Shelf Bendable
We have had many loyal followers of our Elf on the Shelf Ideas. A new idea began every day in the month of November and December since. We calculated that and it is over 350 ideas. Not only ideas, over dozens of free printables! That being said, I was talking ot one of our loyal viewers and she asked “how did you do that?” Elf was bent a really funny way. I was shocked that she didn’t know how to make five minute bendable elf. If she didn’t know I wondered how many of you didn’t know. Thus, I reproduced our original post No Sew Bendable Elf on the Shelf Tutorial into a new post – How to Make Elf on the Shelf Bendable!
How to Make Elf on the Shelf Bendable Supplies Needed:
How to Make Elf on the Shelf Bendable Tutorial:
The one item you will need is Craft Wire. If you don’t have it, hurry up and order it. I have seen some people use paper clips (your call – I have not tried it!)
We want your special elf to bend, hang, hug, groove, jig and do more.
First, the thicker the Craft Wire, the better. You want to make sure you can easily cut it and slip it through the seam of the elf… so while paper clips have been done, they are as thick as I would go. My craft wire was thin, so I doubled up by folding it in half.
Lift up the arm pit and slide about three inches of wire into the elf’s arm. Like I said, I folded my wire to thicken it and make Elf have a stronger bend.
Next, trim the excess wire. Repeat under the second arm pit.
Keep in mind, most Elf on the Shelf dolls have a seam at the knee so you will need to place a lower and upper craft wire (calf and quad) in each leg.
Go behind the Elf’s bottom, slide in a new wire. This one will only be around an inch and a half as you are only going the length of the quad. Repeat behind the second leg.
Next, slide a new wire into the toe seam to the knee. This is about an inch in length.
Lastly, trim all excess wire. See if you can make that funny bend below!
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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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