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Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

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Elf on the Shelf: Battleship.

We found our elves on this day in my office playing battleship.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

They set the scene with a large decorative bottle/jar that I put pampas grass in.

I have two of these in my office. You can kind of see the one on the right in the photo below that they are not using.

They put a Royal Navy Ship 

and Pirate ship in the bottle.

I took a few photos looking in to see how they did it.

I’m pretty sure they took an image and printed it off large so that it filled two full-sized sheets of paper.

Then they taped the papers together

Rolled it up and put it in the bottle.

I looked at the back and it looks as though they may have secured the ships in the bottle with tape.


Then they set out two of my office images of framed places I’ve traveled to behind the bottle.

I think they may have done this to keep a nice backdrop with the water theme. They set a globe to the side for a similar effect.

Then they put some faux leather material on a wooden dollhouse table using hot glue-I think.

They donned their gear.

Winter is a Royal Navy officer.

She has her tricorn hat on and medals as well.

She likely hails from Scotland,

which I assume is because she is wearing a Tartan quilt

and because the ship in the bottle behind her is flying the British and the old English Naval Ensign flag as well.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

Pepper is a pirate. 

He has on a scarf-type head wrap, 

an eye patch,

long loose trousers

and has a hook for a hand.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

I imagine he came from Black Bart Roberts’s crew as he is sitting in front of a pirate ship that is fighting The Swallow. This ship was owned by Black Bart Roberts a famous pirate who was attacked and killed by the British Royal Navy.

The death of the pirate Roberts helped end a good majority of the pirating that was occurring during the 1700’s.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

So, it is only fitting that they are playing a round of Battleship together.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

My daughter noticed that they were actually playing (the pieces lined up on both sides to indicate a real game was on).

Pepper’s ship was about to be sunk. 

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

When they left the next day, they left the Battleship game so we could use it and play with it too.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

It was a fun day!

The supplies I think our elves used on this scene, Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

Bottle from World Market (28 inches tall)

Printed image onto two sheets of paper full size and taped together: The “Swallow” and “Roberts” the Pirate  by Charles Dixon

black felt

bandana with two small hair ties

hot glue gun and sticks


aluminum foil

Large antique globe

dollhouse-sized buffet table (Dollar Tree)

USA Fabric Store Marine Vinyl Fabric Upholstery Outdoor Boat Automotive 54 inches Wide (10 Yards, Dark Brown)- I reupholstered our kitchen chairs with this and had extra in my material bin so this is what they used for their table that had been painted on by toddlers and needed a tablecloth.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

The World’s Smallest Battleship game (and tweezers)

How I think our elves put together this Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

Winter and Pepper used items from their Treasure Hunt Pirate scene he and Winter did last year. 

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

However, I’ll make an effort to describe what they did in this post to make the items they are wearing.

Pepper’s Outfit-

He cut and tied a piece of a bandana around his head and secured it with a tiny hair tie.

He used felt to make an eye patch and hot glued it to a thin felt band to go around his head.

Pepper wrapped his hand with black felt and glued a piece of twisted aluminum foil into the black hand cup before sealing it; he then rounded the tin foil into a hook.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

He took white pants that came from a Santa figurine which was used in this Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Carol scene.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

He then hacked at the bottoms with scissors to make them look like torn pirate trousers.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

Winter’s Outfit-

Winter had on her outfit from yesterday’s Highland Christmas see that post for more details.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

and then she put on her tricorn hat.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

She made a tricorn hat using a piece of felt and hot glue. She did this I think by folding and gluing three edges up and together on the sides— making sure that she left enough felt in the middle (between the three sides) so that the hat fit her head.

I guessed how they put the ships in the bottle in the narrative above.

So be sure to read that if you are interested.

That’s it.

Elf on the Shelf: Battleship

Thanks for the fun scene!


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