Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Arty the Elf

Our elf on the shelf, Arty arrived on December 1st and has been up to no good ever since! Arty is a girl elf - I don't remember how she got the name Arty but the Bean used to like to refer to her as 'Arty the Party.' She totally brings our Christmas party! Here are some of the pranks our elf has been pulling this year!
I kept it simple with Arty's arrival this year. I put her in a little Christmas tin and stuck a little sign over her head that said 'Surprise! I'm Back!' Arty typically shows up with our advent calendars so I added those in even though the Bean already new about them.
Arty the yoga elf! This was easy Peasy! A little piece of green cardstock and a folded piece of white paper that reads 'Namaste.' I always use a green or red marker or pen when I am writing for Arty.
Some snowflake making! This was a little tougher to put together! Cutting those teeny, tiny snowflakes were not fun!But the end result was too cute!
Arty found a remote control truck to ride around in! This was easy as can be! All you need is a car or truck to prop your elf up in!
A little painter's tape and you're done! The Bean thought this prank was hilarious!
Arty was hanging from the garland over our back door the other day! I used a twist tie to secure Arty's foot to the curtain rod - bonus points if you have a twist tie! I was too tired to go searching through my house for a red twist tie but I think that would take this prank to the next level!
Oh my goodness! This is not one of my finest pranks, but it sure got a good laugh out of the Bean! I promise, I can craft a little better than this but wrapping Arty up in green construction paper was not as easy as it may seem! The Bean had a hard time finding Arty on this day - she had so much fun looking!
Another super easy prank! I used a a green pipe cleaner and a red pom pom to turn Arty into rudolf! I sat her on the windowsill in our kitchen just to change up her location a little.
And finally, the ball pit! This was so fun! I emptied a bag of pom poms into a large Tupperware container and hid Arty in the pom poms. Then I made a quick little sign and stuck it in the 'ball pit' with some toothpicks.

If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them! I'll post another update a little closer to Christmas!
See you tomorrow,


  1. Wow, you have some really creative ideas for the Elf. I think the one where Arty is taped to the wall is my favorite!

    1. Thank you so much, Angela! I can't take all of the credit though - Pinterest is a big help!