Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Adventures of Buddy, the Magic Elf

Last year I was intrigued by the whole Elf on a Shelf trend. But, by the time I came around to wanting to get one, he was sold out everywhere around here. This year, I planned ahead. In November, I decided to grab an elf from Michaels and to just create our own magic with him rather than buy the kit. This is Buddy: (Appropriately named after the character in the movie, Elf.)

If you are not familiar with the whole Elf on a Shelf or Magic Elf trend, it is a simple theory: Santa sends an elf to your house to keep an eye out on the children to make sure they are being nice and staying on the good side of the list. However, while at your house, he may cause a little trouble of his own. I printed a letter from Organized Home which comes from Santa and lets the children know just who this little guest in the house is. Our elf started his first night by unrolling the toilet paper roll. Annika was quite amused to find him in the bathroom wrapped in the toilet paper.

He has also written on the bathroom mirror with window markers, taken a pile of Annika's underwear and hidden them under the Christmas tree, turned the tv on and cuddled under the blanket to watch with a bowl of popcorn and the remote...

He has had quite a few adventures already and it's only the 9th!

It has actually been fun for me to come up with adventures for him. I have had some help from Complicated Mama and Elf-Magic as they both have some great ideas for your elf.

If you do not already have an elf, I highly suggest it... it has been great fun with my girls so far. Just another lit bit of magic added to their Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool idea! I'll have to try that one next year :)