If you want to have the greatest Elf on the Shelf EVER, then this post is for you. Not only will I walk you through how to make your elf more poseable (using wire, velcro and magnets) without sewing a thing, I'm also going to give you ideas for his arrival as well as his goodbye and everything inbetween - including printables, easy and creative ways for him to get into mischief as well as what do do when you just can't do Elf on the Shelf one more day (we've all been there).
If you have toddlers, older kids or are looking for ideas for your classroom, this post is for you!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR ELF ON THE SHELF MORE POSEABLE USING WIRE, VELCRO AND MAGNETS
It is so easy (and fun!) to make your Elf on the Shelf more poseable (and much more likely to get into mischief) using wire, velcro and magnets - and there's not a bit of sewing required.
How great is that?
FIRST, WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS, THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED
You won't need many supplies for this process (or much time either)!
Elf on the Shelf (really hard to do any of this without your elf. 😉 )
Strong magnets This is a pack of 20, but you only need one per elf.
Seam ripper (not required, but makes the process much easier) or Scissors
INSERTING THE WIRE TO MAKE THE ARMS AND LEGS MORE BENDABLE
Use your seam ripper to make a small hole at the tip of each hand and foot. You may also need to cut the thread at the knees and elbows.
Insert your wire through the hole and extend it through the entire arm or let. Use the wire cutters to snip the wire and then pull the hand or foot back over the end. The hole will not be visible. (Seriously, it's like magic).
Repeat for all limbs.
USING VELCRO TO MAKE THE HANDS MORE POSEABLE
Cut a small piece of velcro and stick it onto one hand. Repeat on the other hand. Put the hands together, pull them apart, repeat, repeat repeat.
Kidding. You don't have to keep repeating it. But you can if you want to!
USING MAGNETS TO TAKE YOUR ELF TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Using your seam ripper, make a small incision on the back of your elf near his bum. Snake your magnet through the hole and up the back. The hole should disappear, and your Elf on the Shelf is now magnetized.
See how easy that was?
Now, let's talk some more about your Elf on the Shelf!
How to Welcome Your Elf on the Shelf (or Say Goodbye)
A special Elf on the Shelf brunch can be a super fun way to kick off your Elf on the Shelf season!
Fun Games to Play With Your Elf
While the kids don't usually get to play with Mr. Elf, that doesn't mean they can't still play some Elf on the Shelf games!
Great Ideas for Your (Now Poseable) Elf on the Shelf
Stumped on how to pose your Elf on the Shelf tonight? Have no fear - I have hundreds of ideas for you. (Seriously. Hundreds!)
Are You an Elf on the Shelf Slacker?
It's okay. We've all been there. In fact, I'm usually there often. This post is just for you!