This year a new tradition has began. It is called Elf on the Shelf. I see it everywhere and have considered it for a while now. I think now is the perfect time to introduce an elf to the family. Sebastian is 3 so I think this is a great age. Skylar (10) can help out and Sophie (7months) can grow up with this tradition. Perfect!
Now, being a frugal girl... ok, I'm cheap. So the $30 price tag was a bit much for me to swallow, especially this time of year. BUT, I told myself that it's worth it.
When I got home, I opened the box which comes with the Elf and the story. The idea is the Elf goes back to Santa nightly and reports on the child's behavior. Sebastian has been having some issues in that department lately so I am hoping this helps!
Upon opening I realized that it was pretty floppy. I had been seeing all sorts of ideas on where to place him each day but how would I achieve that? The it hit me..he needed wires in his limbs and Velcro on his hands! So I set to work....
|Right out of box, he has to be propped up.|
|Tools needed for his surgery|
|With a seam ripper, remove a couple stitches from each limb|
|Make a small loop in a piece of wire|
|Feed the wire through the opening up the entire limb, bend the other side to so no sharp ends stab you. Sew up the end|
|Cut some Velcro to sew on his hands|
|Now the lil guy can move better!|