Elf on the Shelf: ‘Duck’ the Halls.
Please note that I’m trying to catch up on a few of our Elf on the Shelf scenes from last week. As it was Christmas week, I was very busy and prioritized family time. I’ll get the final few Elf on the Shelf posts done in the next few days.
On this day, a few days before Christmas, our Elf on the Shelf sibling duo ‘ducked’ our halls.
My kids found them in our entryway;
they were sitting on rubber ducks,
in a rubber duck floaty/baby bathtub,
which was decorated with tiny Christmas lights
and was filled with and surrounded by yellow ducks.
They left a note that said…
“‘Duck the Halls” We’ve ‘ducked your halls’ with 100 tiny ducks (off of this carpet) in your hallway, sitting room, and piano room; have fun on your duck hunt!
Then they placed 100 tiny ducks all around these three rooms.
Here are a few of the places my kids found them:
near our entry bench,
in my son’s indoor soccer shoes,
in our couch and chairs,
on my tripod,
in our magazine tote,
on the Christmas Carol figurine (behind Scrooge’s money bags),
in our entry cabinet,
in the crook of Santa’s elbow on one of our Santa figurines,
on top of our lampshade,
in our mistletoe wreath,
on the door hinge leading into my office,
on our banister,
in my son’s coat pocket,
in our Christmas tree,
in our fishing boat for our, “Three Trees Christmas Display“,
on our DIY wood peg nativity that my daughter and I made last year,
underneath our couch,
and in other various places around.
My kids had a great time hunting for the tiny ducks and I helped them find the last 15 which were more difficult to find.
We found all 100 (after we found the last one which was hiding inside the piano bench).
Today’s Elf on the Shelf scene was a total hit.
All of my four kids who range from the ages of 18 months to 10 years old helped search for the tiny hidden ducks and had fun with the challenge of finding them all.
Supply List for this Elf on the Shelf: ‘Duck’ the Halls scene.
Barbie sunglasses (yellow and black) a dab of hot glue and needle nose pliers to fit the frame to Winter’s face were likely used.
large rubber duck—the one next to the “Duck the Halls” sign (World Market 2019)
printer, ink, and printer paper
How I think Pepper and Winter put together this Elf on the Shelf: ‘Duck’ the Halls scene.
They blew up the Munchkin duck baby bath and decorated it with tiny Christmas lights.
Then they hid 100 tiny ducks around a few rooms in the home.
Next, they left a note, arranged the other ducks, put on their sunglasses, and hopped in the duck bath.
Winter’s glasses looked like they were Barbie sunglasses that were bent larger than normal to fit the frame of her face and a tiny dab of hot glue was used to secure them to her head.
This scene probably only took 10-20 minutes for them to set up.
For more details on this Elf on the Shelf: ‘Duck’ the Halls check with a video.To see more Elf on the Shelf ideas check out this post here. I’ll be adding more this December as well.