Elf on the Shelf: Day 10: Snow Dayz!

Tonight’s elf on the shelf idea comes from Oliver. When visiting Marsh Farm today during their Christmas Experience they had a show all about a polar bear and snow. The children had to use their magic wands to make it snow. Afterwards Oliver full of excitement exclaimed ” I bet Elfie can make it snow it home” so that’s just what he has done…

Elf on the Shelf: Day 9: Tree Dancing!

Well this is a new one for us, we caught Elfie mid dance today!

One can only think that in the North Pole that 70’s dancing is still popular with the pose that Elfie is in, it is certainly reminiscent of Saturday Night Fever!

With the last couple of days activities the boys can’t wait to see what he gets up to tomorrow.

Crafty Crafts Christmas HYATLC # 7

I have often blogged about Oliver’s love of arts and crafts and how with a little help from mummy and daddy he will give pretty much anything a go. With Christmas on its way my wife and I decided to have a look at what arts and crafts bits there are out there that he would be able to achieve but also didn’t cost the earth for us to do. 

 The Snowman


This was an amazing kit for the price. I discovered this in Poundland and picked it up for Oliver and either myself or my wife to do one quiet afternoon. 

It is extremely simple to build and we had finished it within half an hour. 

In the kit you get everything you need to make the snowman including the double sided tape to stick everything on. 

Well worth the £1 spent here. 

Pom Pom Pals

My wife found these online and paid £1.99 for a set of six Pom Pom Pals. 

You can make Santa, Elves and Reindeer all of which look cute once finished.

Christmas Handprint Decorations 


This was a great kit as there was so much in it. We managed to make all for of our hands (Mum, Dad, Oliver and Leo) and we still had a lot of left over materials to stick in the craft box so that was a bonus. 

My wife found this kit online as well and it was priced around £2 so not bad at all. It contained four foam sheets and enough decorations to decorate them all Christmassy and also little name plaques so you can either date it or put your name on it. This was a great little kit. 

We would love to know what crafts you do on the lead up to Christmas.