How to Stuff a Balloon with Elf on the Shelf. This magic balloon stuffing tool, a funnel and ten minutes of time creates this easiest, funniest Elf Idea! New creative and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily. Use your stuffing tool and funnel to create balloons filled with gifts for the entire year!
Elf on the Shelf Stuffed Balloon
We are back, so is the Elf on the Shelf! Every day in November and December, we bring you new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily. To see new and older Elf ideas, you can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List.
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.
Balloon Stuffing Tool
It is incredibly easy to do this Balloon Elf on the Shelf idea. No fancy tools are needed. You would not believe how much we paid for this DIY Balloon Stuffer Machine. It isn’t even a machine, it’s a tool! YOU are the priceless machine.
Only a few supplies are needed to stuff your Elf on the Shelf into a balloon
- The Elf on the Shelf
- Christmas Balloons (find a set that has a clear balloon, we ordered this Christmas Balloon set)
- Optional: Black Sharpie
- Optional: Chocolate Candy (we used Reese’s Cups)
Now for the two magic gadgets, your Balloon Stuffing Tool and Hand Held Balloon Pump (you guys, you will want this pump for so many reasons – we used it to blow up my daughter’s birthday balloons!)
The best part of these tools if you have an entire year to make incredibly affordable and easy balloons filled with gifts! Fill with candy, dollar bills rolled up, small presents and more!
How to Stuff a Balloon with Elf on the Shelf
These step by step directions will teach you how to stuff a balloon with Elf on the Shelf. Two important things worth sharing. First, this is incredibly easy. Like really easy. Plus the balloon stuffing tool is incredibly affordable so it won’t break the bank. Second, if you do this Elf on the Shelf Balloon idea, you will officially be the Elf on the Shelf queen. You kids will love it and you will have moms in envy wondering “how did you do that?!” You will of course, send them here and be like “you guys, it is so easy!” Now that we have your conversation down, let’s get to the tutorial.
First, grab a balloon and begin to stretch it. Pull on the neck, pull on the body of the balloon. You have to fit an Elf inside your balloon, so it needs to be stretched.
Second, using your Balloon Pump, put the neck of your balloon on the neck of the pump. Begin pumping up and deflating your balloon a few times. This is, to again, stretch the balloon so your north pole visitor fits.
Third, remove your balloon from the balloon pump. Wrap the neck of the balloon around your Balloon Stuffing Tool (aka canning funnel). Pull the neck of the balloon, up the neck of the canning funnel. Pulling the balloon up as much as possible will help you fit everything into the balloon.
Next, you have the option to add chocolates to the inside of the balloon to give the balloon weight. Honestly, it didn’t help us very much. Elf still moved around. The chocolates are a fun treat for your child, however, when they pop the balloon to help Elf out.
Next, we took our Elf and folded it into itself. Similar to the way it arrived in the box. It’s arms wrapped around it’s folded legs. We began to slide the bottom of our Elf on the Shelf into the balloon until the entire bottom, legs, arms and body were in the balloon.
Then we worked the rest of the balloon up the face of Elf by removing the canning funnel. Only the tip of Scout Elf’s hat was sticking out.
We slid the neck of our balloon pump into the balloon and began to pump. Inflate the balloon enough, not too much or it might pop before morning arrives.
Tie off the neck of the balloon. Using a sharpie write “help me” or “I’m Back” on the outside of the balloon.
You are amazing! You did this easy Elf on the Shelf idea and it looks like it was incredibly hard!
What now!? Your child popped Elf, how do you take your Elf on the Shelf off the floor? Use our magic grippers printable to pick up your North Pole Friend.
Elf on the Shelf Arrival Ideas
This idea is perfect for an First Night Elf on the Shelf Idea. We shared many Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Arrival, but we think this one is just adorable. It’s as if Elf floated down from the North Pole inside a balloon. You can use a Sharpie Marker and write “I’m Back!” or “Help Me!” on the outside of the balloon. We filled up other balloons around Elf and kept the clear balloons as the balloon Scout Elf chose to arrive in.
A few other ideas for arrival include…
- Hot Air Balloon Elf on the Shelf Balloon Arrival
- Elf is a Thanksgiving Turkey
- I’m Back Elf on the Shelf Sign
- Elf on the Shelf Door
Don’t forget our Last Night Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Saying Good-bye.
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Elf on the Shelf Christmas 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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