How to make Elf on the Shelf Bendable. A no sew Tutorial for your North Pole Visitor.
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How to Make Elf on the Shelf Bendable
Looking to get creative with your Elf on the Shelf ideas. Do you want your special Scout Elf boy or girl doll to bend, hang, hug, groove, jig or more.
By inserting craft wire into his limbs in this DIY (Do It Yourself) Step by Step Tutorial, you will have a bendable elf in 5 minutes flat!
I used 16 to 20 gauge for my various Elf Dolls. This 16 gauge wire one is most like the one I used in this post. This 18 gauge craft wire comes with cutters!
Step by Step Elf Bendable Tutorial
1.) First, the thicker the better but you want to make sure you can easily cut it and slip it through the seam of the elf.
2.) Lift up the arm pit and slide about three inches of wire into the the seam of elf’s arm pit. Adjust as needed. I folded my wire to thicken it.
3.) Trim excess wire. Repeat under the second arm pit.
4.) Most Elf on the Shelf dolls have a seam at the knee so you will need to have a lower and upper wire (calf and quad) in each leg.
5.) Go behind the Elf’s bottom, slide in a new wire in the seem. 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.
6.) Slide a new wire into the toe seam to the knee. This is about an inch in length.
7.) Trim all excess wire.
It is really that easy to make a bendable elf!
Bendable Elf on the Shelf Kit
I lost my first Elf on the Shelf (long story, found here in our Unboxing Elf on the Shelf). With our second Elf, I did this with a paper clip. I used our Kitchen Knife Block Scissors to cut the wire.
On Amazon, you can also get a Bendable Elf on the Shelf Kit. We have purchased this too. It was fine. It was actually very cute and creative. It comes with a needle and thread and velcro, but let’s be real. I just don’t sew. If I had any sort of sewing talent (and time) I would take 10 minutes to use this kit.
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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 little red 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 doll 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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