So Elf has arrived safely, the arrival Letter from Santa has been read out and Elf has settled into your family well.
Now the mischief can begin. What will Elf get up to? Although the Elf is there to report back to Santa Claus on any mischief that the children get up to, we must make you aware, these Elves can be very mischievous too!
We have some ideas here, but if you follow us on Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram we will post new ideas & photos in the run up to Christmas to keep you entertained.
Playing with the Toys
The old favourite, Elf rides on trains, has tea with Barbie, reads stories, tries on Mr Potato Head's accessories and builds amazing Lego towers.
Elf Gets Creative
Elf loves to get the crayons out, you can often find him drawing pictures & writing notes, surrounded by crayons or pencils. Elves are very artistic you know.
While the family sleep, Elf has been known to sneak into bedrooms & paint the faces of sleeping children! Imagine the excitement of waking up & looking in the mirror to see you have magically been painted while you are asleep.
You may have to rescue Elf some mornings, especially when Elf has tried to get into the biscuit tin. We have found our Elf with legs poking out of cereal boxes, totally trapped in a sweetie jar & even squashed under piles of fruit. Sometimes Elf just bites off more than he can chew.
Bringing Snow back from the North Pole
Snow (flour or talc but sssshhhh don't tell anyone) is sometimes mysteriously by our front door when Elf stays with us. We believe that Elf sneaks back to the North Pole during the night to tell Santa what has been happening. But when Elf arrives home, snowy footprints can leave a magical trail across the hall.
Elves are very helpful & like to wrap presents for you. However you will find Elf can get into an awful tangle with sellotape & wrapping paper. You have been warned.
We mentioned that Elves are creative. They also enjoy a bit of funny graffiti. They may countdown to Christmas on the bathroom mirror with toothpaste or lipstick. Just so you don't forget.... One day our Elf had drawn glasses & a moustache on a photo of our Baby Boy...!
Sometimes while we are at work & school, Elf gets hold of mum's mobile & texts friends. It's quite funny to read through the conversations that Elf has with Rudolph, Santa, other Elves or the tooth fairy! Although Elves have small hands, they are really good at texting.
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