Christmas Elf Mischief Guide 2021

Thank you for purchasing our Christmas Elf Mischief Kit! This kit includes everything you need to have a fun (and easy) year of holiday tradition!

We have included some blue adhesive glitter masks for your elf – you decide if (and for how long) your elf will wear PPE.

Feel free to follow our guide or mix and match accessories to create your own mischief. We would LOVE to see what you have done with your elf – so please tag us in your social media posts on Facebook and Instagram! We’d love to give shout-outs to your efforts!

Below is our guide on what we think you can do with the things we have provided. They are in no particular order – do as you please and have fun with it!


Elf Arrives in a Balloon

Materials: Balloon, Adhesive glitter mask (if desired), Marker

Place glitter mask on elf, stretch the balloon over your elf (see below) and inflate. Write a note on the outside of the balloon.

  • “I’m Back!”
  • “Balloon Quarantine Zone”
  • “Please Help Me Out!”

Pro Tip: Inflate the balloon to stretch it out first. Fold Elf in half, wrap arms around legs. Stretch the balloon over his body starting at his head. Once you have ½”-1” of balloon free, begin to inflate. After you have begun to inflate the balloon, push your elf inside and blow up to desired size. 


Elf Goes Ziplining

Materials: Candy Cane, String

Use the striped string to set up a zipline from one object to another. Tie or tape your elf to the candy cane and hang the candy cane along the string.

Pro Tip: Kitchen cabinet door handles work great for this activity and are easy to attach to. Feel free to add a favourite snack into the Elf’s hand (that he may have stolen out of a cupboard).


Elf Knits a Scarf

Materials: Knitting kit, red cup, Knit Hat

Prop Elf against a wall or cabinet sitting on the red cup. Place “knitting needles” in his hands (using tape or string). Place knit hat next to him.

Pro Tip: Make sure to put the elf in his new scarf the day after he has been knitting!


Elf Rides a Sled

Materials: Sled, Blanket, Scarf

Place elf on wooden sled wearing blanket and scarf.

Pro Tip: Place your elf on the banister of your stairs to show his adventurous side. You can tie the sled to the railing or have him propped up against the bottom edge.


Elf Poses for a Selfie

Materials: Clipboard, Chalk, Wood Truck, Camera/tablet (not included), Bow

Write “Selfie Time” on Clipboard. Put bow on Elf’s hat or neck and prop with wood truck (behind the window or on the truck bed) and in front of a camera/tablet. Place the clipboard in his hands or next to camera/tablet.

Pro Tip: Hang the truck using the twine on the Christmas tree or a door knob and have elf sitting along the back truck bed. Don’t forget to actually take a photo!


Elf Goes for a Swim

Materials: Mini Pool Floaty, Clipboard, Chalk, Barbies (not included)

Fill the tub or a sink with water. Place elf in pool floaty and position bikini barbies around the edges. Write “Pool Party” on clipboard and prop next to the edge.


Elf Leaves a Warning

Materials: Laminated Warning Card, Dry Erase Marker

Fill out warning card using dry erase marker and prop in elf’s hand.


Elf Gives an Award

Materials: Laminated Warning Card, Dry Erase Marker

Fill out award card using dry erase marker and prop in elf’s hand.

Pro Tip: For an extra special surprise, leave a reward sticker or a special treat.


Elf Builds a Marshmallow Snowman

Materials: Snowman Sign, Marshmallows, Mini Snowman kit

Stack the marshmallows on top of one another to form the snowman’s body. Push stick arms into middle marshmallow, attach carrot nose sticker and set hat on top.

Pro Tip: Sprinkle some of the powdered sugar, artificial snow or flour around the area, on the elf and onto the snowman.


Elf Has a Movie Night

Materials: Popcorn box, popcorn, red cup and straw, blanket

Set elf up in front of the tv with the remote control, popcorn bowl in his lap and kernels strewn around him and cover him with his blanket to keep him cozy.

Pro Tip: Leave out a favourite Christmas DVD next to him so the kids can see what he was watching!


Elf Plays Peppermint Road Hockey

Materials: Candy Cane, Peppermint Candy, Chalk, Clipboard

Write “Score!” on the clipboard. Tie candy cane to elf’s hands to look like a hockey stick. Set up a net using LEGO, fruit, shoes (anything you can find) and prop elf in front to look like he is shooting.


Elf Plays Pin the Nose on the Reindeer

Materials: Reindeer Game, Glitter Stickers, Scarf

Use the scarf as a blindfold, attach game to a wall or cabinet and prop elf up with a sticker on his hand. Don’t forget to put some extra stickers on the game!

Pro Tip: Include a favourite toy or doll in the game.


Elf Plays Connect 3

Materials: Connect 3, Barbie/Doll (Not Included)

Set elf across from a favourite toy or doll to play Connect 3.


Elf Does Some Building

Materials: Miniature LEGO, LEGO, Chalk, Clipboard

Write “Let’s Build!” on the clipboard. Prop elf next to regular sized building block toys with his own miniature blocks in his hands.


Elf Leaves Free Reindeer Poop

Materials: Reindeer Poop Sign, Chocolate Chips

Attach sign to wall or cabinet and leave a small pile of chocolate chips.  

Pro Tip: Leave some chocolate chip cookies as a treat!


Elf Wins Snowball Fight Trophy

Materials: Snowballs, Trophy, Snowball Fight Sign

Prop elf with the trophy in his hands, sign next to him and snowballs around him.

Pro Tip: Set up some favourite toy figures/dolls as worthy adversaries in the snowball fight.


Elf Makes a “Sand Castle”

Materials: Red cup, brown sugar (not included)

Using the solo cup, form some brown sugar “towers” and arrange elf like he’s playing in the sand. Don’t have any brown sugar? Prop the elf with his hand in the granulated sugar dish along with his solo cup so he appears to be stealing the sugar

Pro Tip: Sprinkle sugar around the scene or bury your elf’s legs in “sand”


Elf Plays Snowball Tossing Game

Materials: Solo Cup, White Pom Poms, Chalk, Clipboard

Sit elf approximately 6-8” away from the solo cup with some pom poms in his lap and some in the cup. Write up a miniature tally to show he has been keeping score of how many pom poms made it into the cup

Pro Tip: Let your kids try out the game and see how many times they can score!


Elf Plays with Miniature Playdough

Materials: Popcorn Box, Red Cup, Playdough kit

Turn popcorn box upside down to act as a table and prop the elf on the cup as a chair. Have playdough open and spread out with the accessories

Pro Tip: The wood shapes make great stamps! Make a little snowman out of balls of clay for fun!


Elf Pranks Family Photos

Materials: Dry erase marker

Using the dry erase marker, put some funny faces on glass photo frames with family photos. Prop Elf behind (or set in front of) one of the frames.

Pro Tip: Add some Rudolph noses with the glitter stickers from the Rudolph game.


Elf Goes Climbing

Materials: String, Suction cups

Using the striped string, attach the suction cups to your elf’s hands and feet. Wet the suction cup and stick to a window, glass door or picture frame

Pro Tip: Hang him upside down for extra laughs!


Elf Decorates with Stockings and Garland

Materials: Stockings, Pipe Cleaner, Clothes Pins

Using the mini clothes pins, attach stockings to the pipe cleaner. Hang wherever desired (across fireplace mantel, in a dollhouse, across door handles, on the toilet etc.)


Elf Gets Cozy in the Freezer

Materials: Blanket, Wooden Blocks, String

Sometimes elves miss the North Pole! Make some space in your freezer for your elf and prop him up to play with his wooden blocks and string. Make sure to keep him cozy in his blanket!

Prop Tip: Leave your elf with a partially eaten freezie or popsicle for extra fun! The kids might need help finding the elf, so leave some string hanging outside the freezer door.


Elf Has Some Breakfast

Materials: Mini Toast, Jam Jar, Jam (Not Included), Cereal Bowl, Cereal (Not Included), Chalk, Clipboard

Write “Yum!” on the clipboard. Place some jam inside the small jar and on top of the toast and Set Elf up at the kitchen table with his bowl full of cereal. Place clipboard nearby.


Elf Sets up a Wooden Craft

Materials: Wooden Craft, Chalk, Clipboard, Crayons/Markers (Not included)

Write “Let’s Color!” Sit Elf next to wooden craft with markers/crayons.

Pro Tip: Sit the elf next to a colouring book and have him laying down on the colouring book with a marker in his hand.


Elf Builds a Matchstick House

Materials: Matchsticks, Playdough kit, Popcorn Box, Red Cup

Place some clay down on the “table” and use it to support the matchsticks to build a structure (could be a sled shape, box shape, etc.) If desired, use some markers or crayons to scribble on the sticks and spread around your elf.


Elf Leaves a Wooden Ornament as a Gift

Materials: Wooden Ornament, Suction Cups, Dry Erase Marker

Use the suction cups to help your elf scale a mirror to present his gift. Leave a fun note on the glass “For You!”


Other Ideas:

Elf Decorates a Mini Peg Person

Elf Packs a Mini Paper Bag Lunch

Elf Receives a Package