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Old 12-12-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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Running out of Elf on the Shelf ideas!

I'm running out of ideas for "Twinkle". He's done all of the popular things-McDonalds, swinging on the fan, reading to other toys, etc.
Any unique ideas?
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Although not for everyone... Has he *peed* in the toilet yet? We placed a few drops of green food coloring in the toilet, and left a few stray pieces of toilet paper on the floor and sink of the bathroom... this has produced so many giggles at our house, and they always ask each morning if he remembered to flush this time.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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Oh my gosh, we are having so much fun with our Gilly!! He has been on the advent calendar, ridden on the train around the Christmas tree, hid in Santa's sled, got inside our glass cupboard to hide in a bowl, sat on the stocking holders on the mantel, held onto things the kids were told to put away (and didn't), hidden in the Christmas wreath - that's all I can think of off the top of my head. We love Gilly!
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:10 AM   #4
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There is an old post from one of the DIS boards that I bookmarked. My daughter can't wait each morning to find out what our Elf did that night.

Stealing from ideas here, he made snow angels in flour on the counter, hung her undies on the Christmas tree (she was MORTIFIED!!). Last night, DH and I fell asleep on the sofas and woke up at 1am, and had to scramble, so he sat in our empty pizza box, with a half eaten piece of pizza. I've also pulled beer bottles out of the recycling for him to have an evening cocktail! With two weeks to go, I need to do some thinking....but my kids would LOVE the peeing green one!
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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How about knocking a cereal box over with him crawling out!!

Put him in the fridge around something to eat.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #6
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What is elf on the self??? It sounds like fun
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:15 AM   #7
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Lucas has hidden in the christmas stockings (feet sticking out), hidden in the tree, played video games, rolled bathroom in toilet paper, sat in the ice dispenser w/ a cup on the fridge, hung from the ceiling fan, gotten into a pkg of oreos & got the crumbs all over the counter, read a book, sat in dad's recliner watching tv. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:29 PM   #8
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Our elf has been into lots of trouble and just fun too

Last night he but 5 boxes of candy canes all over the living room and on the christmas tree

He cut out about 100 paper snow flakes and decorated the living room with them

Decorated the tree with DD's undies

Made a race track out of can food and was in the barbie car racing barbie

caught watching a movie and eating popcorn

Did a Frankie Card find - printed 9 Frankie cards and they were hidden all over the house he left her a gift when she found them all

Set up the Prep and Landing Set from the ABC printables page

Printed out somd Dinsey coloring pages and was found coloring - left spots for DD

Found hiding in her coat with a new scarf wraped around him

Ate all of DD's Furit Roll ups

I will admit I am runing out of ideas.... EEEEKKKK
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:56 PM   #9
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Thanks to everyone! My DS really got a kick out of the underwear on the tree too! One morning we awoke to Twinkle on pillows on the chair at the kitchen table with an empty McDonalds Happy Meal bag--he ate all the nuggets and fries, but he left some Juice and the toy!
I forgot about peeing green--thanks for the reminder!
This has been so much fun for my son (and me too)!
All these ideas are great!
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:37 PM   #10
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We have done a lot of the things already mentioned. But these two come to mind:

One time, Bob was found wearing Ken's suit and having a party with the other Barbies that were dressed in their fancy gowns. Ken was sitting back in the corner sulking!

The other night, he made a Mr. Potato head and they have become fast friends. The next day we found the two of them arm-in-arm watching Prep & Landing.

Our kids leave him a treat every night. Our golden retriever loves that! We have caught him twice now, eating the cookies. Our whole family seems to be getting in on the fun!

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Old 12-13-2009, 12:41 AM   #11
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We are having alot of fun with Jingles. My DD favorite was the underwear on the tree. We also did the snow angel, snowball fight with cotton balls, wathing a christmas show while eating popcorn. She was very messy. Now she is having a tea party with Santa and friends. Tomorrow she is going to leave a small decorated tree in DD room. The elf loves her Gingerbread Tent that we got at target. She sleeps in a stocking. This is a wonderful family tradition. Thanks to everyone for sharing all the great ideas.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:40 AM   #12
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I have never heard of this before. Sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to get our own little Elf!
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:38 PM   #13
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I have never heard of this before. Sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to get our own little Elf!
Me too! My mom works at B&N... I had her pick up an elf for us today. It will show up here on Tuesday morning. I love all the great ideas!
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:55 PM   #14
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Some things we've done this year with "Peppermint Joy"

She used a little pot from the toy kitchen set and it was her Potty - we put green and red jellybeans in it as "Elf Poop".

She had a beauty makeover with other dolls and left makeup all over.

We found Kooky pens (at Office Depot) that were of an Elf and Peppermint and gave them to the girls one morning.

We had her play checkers with a Santa stuffed toy and she used Christmas colored Peppermint Patties as the playing pieces.

At Books a Million they have those Japanese miniature erasers - we found a set that was a miniature toothbrush,toothpaste, etc - PJ was found near the sink with them.

At the dollar section in Target we found a Gingerbread pop-up tent (supposed to be used for pets) and Pj had a campout with other animals and gave a Gingerbread book. You could just do a smore night too.

We bought the Christmas Cap'n Crunch cereal and left PJ eating out of it.

We made a trail of candy canes that lead to a book of the legend of the candy cane.

She's taken bubble baths but used kisses and candy as her "soap"

She's been in the freezer...bought advent calanders, their ornament for the year, etc.

She's left money and a note that the money was to be used to put in the Salvation Army bucket.

She's been found kneeling down at the manger and left a Christmas story book (some of these ideas are from years past too).

Made a christmas tree by using stacked cans.

Walgreens has in the Christmas candy section (saw these at target as well)---elf shaped container that holds kisses.

And of course, last night she leaves Pj's from "PJ"

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Old 12-13-2009, 10:14 PM   #15
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I've done several of these ideas, but we also had "Buddy" open up our game cabinet, get out our Trouble game and he played it with another stuffed animal.

I love the undies on the tree idea....will definitely use that one!

We love this tradition.
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