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Holiday Crafts: Jumping Elves!

My kids love their elf on the shelf. My two youngest are so infatuated with their elves that they want elf everything this year. So instead of doing a Santa Claus craft this year we searched high and low for an elf craft. This one jumped right out at us. 

This adorable elf craft will wow your little ones. It is fun, easy-to-follow, and it is an out of the ordinary craft. After all, we love all of our santa crafts and tree crafts, but it is so nice to have something new to do. This craft is not only a fun craft when you are building it, it is also fun to play with since it is actually a little elf puppet. My kids could not get enough of them. They even put on a little elf puppet show for the whole family last night. 

It really is an adorable craft that is sure to be loved for years to come. Head on over to Kids Craft room for the full tutorial now. It is sure to be a new holiday favorite. 

Elf on The Shelf Returns!

Does your family participate in Elf on the Shelf? We are on our fourth year and we absolutely love it. The holiday’s have always been about magic and making the day meaningful in my family, so adding the elf has given us a chance to bring joy and magic back in to our daily lives. It also gives us the chance to see our kids react with genuine awe and excitement. So much of our world is filled with chaos, stress, and fear. It makes me sublimely happy that I can bring them innocence and joy even if it is only for a few weeks with the help fo a small stuffed elf. We try to incorporate lots of different stories and bring in Jesus and the importance of giving during our month with the elves (yes I am that crazy mom that has two!) but we also try to have as much fun as possible with them. For us it isn’t about reporting back to Santa. It is about bringing joy and interacting with our kids all month long. You can find dozens upon dozens of ideas all over the web, especially on pinterest. We are preparing for our two elves to arrive and I love to leave a letter from them for the kids. This year I found two different letters I love, and cannot decide which to use. I may print both and pick one in the heat of the moment when I place them the night before. What are your plans for your elves? Be sure to check out these two free printables for your letters, one from Yummy Mummy Kitchen and one from I Think We Could Be Friends, and while you are there see their ideas for elves and try a few!

Christmas Themed Style: The Boy’s Store

I love to dress up for the holidays. No, I do not mean dress up in fancy clothes, I mean dress up in FUN themed clothes. My kids always have holiday-themed pajamas. They always have at least one holiday-themed shirt or sweater. It is part of the fun of the holiday season to be goofy and wear something different and special. The Boy’s Store knows that kids like to be part of the festive fun so we have stocked a few items to keep them in the holiday spirits all season long!

A few choice items:

Boys Dinosaur Santa Shirt by Mulberribush: This fun long-sleeved tee is perfect for the holiday season. Little boys that love dinosaurs and Christmas can now combine the two for a fun-filled Santa list tee. The dinosaur has his list in the pocket of the shirt and he is ready for the holiday season. Snag one now!

Christmas Themed Style #1

Boys Fightin’ Elves Shirt by Wes and Willy: This fun football and Team Santa themed long sleeve jersey tee is so much fun your boys will love to show their support for Team Santa. The Fightin’ Elves are the best team at the North Pole, and now your boys can be their biggest fan this holiday season.

Christmas Themed Style #2Boys Santa Pajamas Set by Sara’s Prints: This fun Santa Themed Pajama set is perfect for the holiday season. A traditional red and white striped bottom with an I love Santa top it is a sweet little set for the holiday season.

Christmas Themed Style #3