I'm huge on family traditions and yet, I never knew of the Elf On A Shelf! A bunch of people were talking about their Elf On A Shelf and how much their kids were enjoying that the Elf was back for the holidays. I still didn't know what they were talking about. Then my cookie friend, Bridget of Bake at 350 made Elf On A Shelf cookies! That's all it took. I was hooked. So I bought a Christmas gift of our own Elf and the book and even bought the video too and gave them all to my mom for Christmas to start a new family tradition. Oh and I made some of these cookies too :-)
I used a clown cookie cutter and cut off the edges of his hat and added the boxy part under his collar.
My mom read us the book on Christmas afternoon - yes her children are in their 40's and her grandchildren are between 17-27, but it was still FUN and adorable ;-) Since I was in an Elf mood, I also made these
and then I made a few other Elf things. To make this elf shoe & stocking, I used my witch shoe from Halloween and added extra cookie dough and mushed it together to create a leg with the elf shoe.
and an Elf in a snowglobe
and these Elf faces too
and a few more Elf stockings too.
So yes, our new Elf On A Shelf will be starting a new family tradition of the Elf coming by to check if we're good and also to help design some cookies ;-)