After seeing all the cute Elf on a Shelf ideas around blog land lately, I'm wishing I had a fun elf to play with too! But I don't have one and I'm not sure he'd have too many fun places to hide around the hotel (or maybe he'd actually have TOO many.)
So instead, I decided write a fun poem and make you a free printable to have your elf give each child one morning. I hope you don't mind. I do think it turned out pretty cute. Plus, they are super easy to make. So how can you beat that? Especially since I have 4 different versions for you to try.
The poem reads:
With little elf eyes watching you,
There's not a lot that Santa misses,
So to help you be good today,
Here's a bunch of sweet Elf kisses.
I made a version for you to use on a Sandwich size bag, two to use on a 3x4 inch zip baggie (one in case you have a border less printable and one in case you don't), and one tag version that can be tied to a bag of candy of any size.
Go ahead and download (at the bottom of the page) whichever version you want. Then print it out onto card stock.
Cut out the individual toppers.
If you are using the 3x4 inch bag version (it has 6 to a page), there aren't cut lines on it. To cut them out, cut down the middle of the page (in between the elf bodies.)
Now cut down the page to the left of the Elf body. The resulting topper should measure about 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches.
For the other versions, cut along the lines around each of the toppers or tags.
For the bag toppers, fold the card stock just above the Elf Kisses wording.
Now gather the other items you'll need:
A bag of Hershey kisses
Fill the bags with kisses.
Place the card stock topper over the top of the filled bag and staple it on.
You're all done!
If you're using the tag topper, punch a hole in the top edge of the tag and tie it to a bag of kisses.
See? I told you it was super easy! And won't your kids be thrilled to get this fun treat when they find their Elf on the shelf tomorrow?
Plus, I'm working on adding a bunch more of these ideas to my website to make it easy for you to give a fun, easy, and cheap neighbor or teacher gift.
Check out these versions:
M&M Christmas Story
plus more coming soon!
Here are your Elf Kisses printables:
To download these, simply right click and save the picture to your computer
or visit our store HERE to download the entire zip file with all the printables.
3x4 inch bag (border less printer)
3x4 inch bag (border printer)
Sandwich size bag