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Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon

Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon

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Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon

Pepper Mint, our Elf, must have seen the green room in my girls’ dollhouse and thought to do a recreation of one of his favorite night time stories, Goodnight Moon, because when we woke up in the morning, this is what we found…

Goodnight Moon, is a classic bedtime story.

It’s been a favorite since the late 1940’s. Over 48 million copies have been sold!

There isn’t anything flashy or complicated about the story; it is soothing and sweet.

I find it endearing because of its simplicity.

If you haven’t read it yet, it is about a little bunny who is trying to fall sleep and begins saying goodnight to items in the room which rhyme. 

I love that Pepper added his own addition to the book.

He left us a note with these two lines scribbled on it; “Goodnight Elf, Goodnight Shelf”.

Here are the words from the book and what we found in my daughters’ dollhouse.

I’ll leave a supply list of what I think Pepper used to create this Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon scene below… 

“In the great green room

there was a telephone

And a red balloon

And a picture of the cow jumping over the moon

and there were three little bears, sitting on chairs

and two little kittens

and a pair of mittens

and a little toy house

and a young mouse

and a comb and a brush and bowl full of mush

and a quiet old lady who was whispering “hush”

Goodnight room

goodnight moon

goodnight cow jumping over the moon

goodnight light and the red balloon 

goodnight bears goodnight chairs

goodnight kittens

goodnight mittens


goodnight clocks

and goodnight socks

goodnight little house

and goodnight mouse


goodnight comb and goodnight brush

goodnight nobody goodnight mush

and goodnight to the old lady whispering “hush”

[goodnight elf,

and goodnight shelf]

goodnight stars,

goodnight air

goodnight noises everywhere.”

Check out the short video I made to see the details in a different medium.


Supply List for Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon (what I think Pepper used to make this)

doll house with green wallpaper: Kid Kraft So Chic Dollhouse

glow in the dark ceiling moon

mini Goodnight moon book- digital file found on Etsy here

toy house: cardboard, red apple paint, yellow thick paper, brown felt, pen, hot glue and glue gun

Old lady: Peter Rabbit small bunny, blue felt, pieces of wire, embroidery floss, green material

print outs of Goodnight moon art: google “Goodnight Moon art” and print to scale

drying rack: pink felt cut out into socks and mittens, doubled up and hot glued together. 7-7.5 ” thin paint or popsicle sticks  shaped and glued into a drying rack.

hot glue gun and sticks

Fire poker and brush: Dremel wire tool attachment and small screwdriver bit

vases, clock blue beads and sequins hot glued

mini sisal Christmas tree with decor

Kid Kraft So Chic furniture: chair for the old lady, fireplace, side table (round), bed, table lamp

Unfinished dresser (behind old lady) & night stand is Dollar Tree doll furniture 

Firewood is a stick cut into pieces

Firewood basket is a Barbie dog carrier

Brush came from Dream Horse (Barbie)

bowl of mush 1:12 size tea set

Red balloon-  pompom wrapped in red metallic fabric with a cake pop stick

velvet bunny finger puppet

green felt and pink felt for blankets

shoes (barbie)

Telephone a variety of beads wrapped in black felt and hot glued to look like a phone + a silver sequin

rug two types of brown felt cut into circles and hot glued

puppies and yarn ball are Barbie (Note- the puppies should be kittens but we don’t have any little kittens that look like the book depicts.)


printer, paper, and ink

This was such a fun little display. My kids were so excited about it.

I love children’s books and we read a lot. This was a fun little display for our family to find.

My kids reactions and joy for these types of things make the holidays and the work involved totally worth it.

Merry Christmas to all…

and to all a goodnight!


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Elf on the Shelf: Goodnight Moon


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