My kids are obsessed with their Elf on a Shelf. They talk about him throughout the year and can’t wait for the morning after Thanksgiving for his return. As much as Chippy gives me middle of the night anxiety, I appreciate the joy he brings my kids.
I follow My Life and Kids blog and she has the best ideas for crafts and everyday family life. I saw this activity and knew right away my kids would love it. By using bottle brush trees, you can decorate a tree for your elf. Check out her page for even more ideas on making your elf pose-able and having a brunch for your elf complete with Grinch juice.
To prepare for tree decorating, I picked up bottle brush trees. Target was already sold out one week into December, so I ended up buying Lemax trees at Michael’s. They were meant for a train set up, but they worked perfectly.
Chip and dip containers are so great for arts and crafts projects because they can sort all of their supplies and keep everything organized. I found these ones on Amazon.
Before my kids start a project, I like to put out all of their supplies so things don’t get chaotic and they all fight over supplies.
Most of the art supplies I picked up from Michael’s. We used mini pom poms, mini jingle bells, mini garland, as well as red & green pipe cleaners. I even found these perfect little gold stars for the top.
We used the pipe cleaners to string the bells and wrap around the tree. The pom poms just stuck to the tree on their own. We never even had to use glue.
My kids had so much fun making an Elf on the Shelf Christmas tree. They even brought Chippy in to watch from the dog treat jar he was trapped inside. If you have an Elf on a Shelf, definitely check this out and give it a try!
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