One week closer to Christmas! We are in full swing Christmas mode in the Terrell household and the #1 thing on Lennox’s mind is her “elfie” – HoHo the Elf on the Shelf! This week has been a little disjointed so some nights, it’s a last-minute scramble to figure out what HoHo the elf should be doing. So the theme this week is “Last Minute” Elf on the Shelf Ideas! If you are looking for even more ideas, make sure to check back on last week’s Elf on the Shelf Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less!
Saturday: Our Elf on the Shelf made some coffee filter snowflakes and taped them to the window! This seems like it could be a lot of work but you can cut out some snowflakes quickly and get them taped up in just a few minutes!
Sunday: HoHo showed up in Lennox’s Room — she was SO excited about this when she woke up! Mom Mom Mom! Dad Dad Dad! It’s HoHo, He’s in my room! I didn’t hear him! We found this cute little Christmas tree too at the Target Red Spot for $1 – perfect size for Elf on the Shelf!
Monday: Elf on the Shelf flew into the hall and sat on top of my “princess” picture as Lennox calls it! This was a good spot because it was completely out of reach!
Tuesday: Hanging on the fan – this is a quick one – I just tied his legs onto the cord on the ceiling fan in front of the Christmas tree!
Wednesday: One of Lennox’s favorite games to play is Skylanders. So when her Elfie, HoHo, was found playing them she thought that was silly. She did notice the TV was off (oops). Too observant, that girl!
Thursday: The previous night we had gone to see ICE at the Gaylord Texan and she got this new polar bear from her Mimi. She fell asleep so fast she forgot to bring him to bed so HoHo and polar bear cuddled up on the couch with the Christmas pillow!
For more awesome Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure to check out all the posts linked up with Steph over at A Grande Life!
I just love everything Christmas and now that Lennox is old enough to be doing more crafts, as you know I’ve been doing some! Last week we made the Handprint Snowman Christmas Ornaments and I wanted to share some of my other favorites from Pinterest! Homemade Christmas ornaments make a great gift for grandparents, great grandparents or even teachers!
Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament
Salt Dough Santa Handprint Ornament
Snowman Handprint Ornament
Felt Hand Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornament
Fruit Loop Candy Cane Ornament
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament
Fingerprint Snowman Snow Globe Ornament
Wooden Christmas Ornaments
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
Peppermint Salt Dough Ornaments
Do you have a homemade Christmas ornament that you have made with your kids? I’d love to see your ideas!
I love every single thing Christmas! If I could make and do everything I pin on Pinterest that is Christmas themed, I totally would! But there isn’t enough time for that so I will just have to pick out my favorites each season!
While we were stuck in the house due to the ice storm, Lennox and I made Snowman Handprint Christmas ornaments. They are super easy – but do take a little time since you have to wait for them to dry. We did them before nap time and then finished up after – so it worked out perfectly. I think they are a great gift to make for Christmas each year – write the date on the bottom and hand them out to family members!
DIY Handprint Snowman Christmas Ornaments
- Medium – Large (depending on hand size) Glass (or even shatterproof) ornaments. Lennox picked out pink – but you could use any color or clear!
- White Acrylic paint that says it works on Glass – we got the DecoArt Glass Enamel paint – It’s only costs $1.50 or so at the craft store.
- Permanent Markers for the details on each snowman
- Optional – Button decorations (I used tiny pom pom balls)
- Squirt out some of the Acrylic paint onto a paper plate and let the little hands cover their palm and fingers in paint – you could even paint it on their hands if you like.
- (Quickly) Place the ornament in their hand and have them gently squeeze the ornament. Tip: Try to get them to not move their fingers too much or you will get a big blob instead of 5 snowmen!
- Place the ornament upside down back in the tray they came in, and let dry. These take about 45 minutes to dry completely.
- Once dry, it’s time to decroate each snowman. I drew hats on each finger with a black sharpie. The same for the eyes, mouth, scarf and buttons. Use an orange sharpie for the carrot nose!
- Optional Use tiny pom poms, beads, sequins, etc to embelish the snowmen’s buttons!
- Let everything dry and then hang on your Christmas tree (or wrap for gifts) – that’s it! I wrote Lennox’s name and year on the bottom for future reference as well!
Check back later this month, as I will be sharing more DIY Christmas Ornaments!