The prerequisite for anything Cookie, our elf, does is that it be quick, easy and new. A couple of years ago, when I started doing Elf on the Shelf, I read a tip on a blog to cut the elf’s hands apart and apply Velcro, so you could put the hands back together if you want. I would love to give credit to the blogger, but I don’t remember where I saw it.
I have been looking for new ideas this year, and thought that I really need to try this because I am running out of quick, easy and new ideas. We have been finishing our basement, and I came across this Industrial Strength Velcro that my husband thought he lost. He replaced it, and now I have this huge supply of Velcro at my disposal!
If you have done Elf on the Shelf, and left the hands sewn together, you know it can be difficult to manipulate the doll into different positions. I started thinking that I could not only put the elf’s hands back together, but I could Velcro all sorts of things to her hands. Now, the possibilities seem endless! I imagine I will be posting more ideas once Cookie makes her first visit after Thanksgiving. For now, I very quickly put together a few scenes with Cookie helping out around the house.
My kids are at an age when I would like them to start learning to help out more. Maybe Cookie will set a good example this Christmas!