Monday, December 23, 2013

Elf Yourself

Christmas break, officially day one toady, 9am, and my daughter is climbing the walls.  Seriously?!? This is going to be a long two weeks.
This calls for emergency crafting.  She wanted to make a flamingo craft.  Really?  Maybe later in the week.

I wanted to make her into an elf.  I think she thought I was going to dress her up in an elf costume.  She ran away when I suggested it.  And after I described what I meant, she still said "no!".

But I pressed on anyway, bringing the child along whether she wanted to or not, because I am the mom and I said so. Did I mention this is going to be a long two weeks.

This craft takes some colored paper and a large print out of your elf's face along with tape or staples and maybe some glue.  We also used cotton balls and ribbon but you could use paint, markers, stickers, or anything else you have on hand.
I let my daughter pick the colors for the dress, hat, shoes, arms and legs.  She also got to pick out how to decorate the dress.
I free hand drew the shapes for the various parts and she cut them out.  Then we taped, stapled, and glued the elf together.

I think this might be fun to do as a surprise for my husband.  When he goes out to run errands today I may make him into an elf and hang him on the wall next to our little one.  Not sure if I will elf myself too... but I might.
With the light reflection on the wall she looks like she is standing in snow... or surfing maybe.
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  1. Cute idea! Take a deep breath and enjoy the holidays. ;-)
    Merry, Merry!

  2. Adorable...and so creative! I hope you have a great Christmas break with your daughter. I'm in the same boat, so I completely understand!

    Thanks for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesdays! We love having you! :)

  3. She looks adorable as an elf! Sounds like your husband is earning his elf-self too while running errands. :)

  4. This is too cute. I love the Elf YOurself videos that they have on the web. This looks just like it. Perfect! Great idea.

  5. Very creative and cute! Do you think my 15 year old son would tear himself away from XBOX for this? No, I didn't think so either!! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

  6. Oh this is such a cute idea! I have to do this next year with my girls. I am pinning to my Christmas board. Thanks for sharing on We Made That Wednesday!


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