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Use your Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore or Cricut Joy to make DIY Magic Elf Moving Gloves for your Elf On The Shelf. Don’t let your elf’s magic disappear when moving them by wearing these special magic gloves! Make this Cricut Christmas Craft using dollar store gloves and Cricut Iron-On. Includes a free SVG file!
I’m back with a brand new Elf On The Shelf idea that I think you will love just in time for the Elf On The Shelf holiday season!
One of the biggest rules with Elf On The Shelf is that you NEVER TOUCH THE ELF! Why you ask? If someone touches the elf, they lose their magic.
The thing is that sometimes the elf is in the way, tips over and needs a helping hand, or just needs to be moved.
How To Get Your Elf On The Shelf’s Magic Back
I’ve heard of a few different loopholes for moving the elf or getting the elf’s magic back:
- Move it by holding it by the tip of it’s hat or using a pair of tongs and it won’t lose it’s magic
- Sprinkle it with cinnamon after touching it to recharge it’s magic
- Keep your elf in a jar so that you can move it without touching it
- Place your elf under the Christmas tree overnight so that it reabsorbs Christmas magic
- Read The Elf On The Shelf book to your elf
- Give your elf a mini marshmallow “bubble bath”
- Watch your favorite Christmas movie with your elf
- Write your elf a letter of apology for touching it
My recommendation for handling your elf without having it lose it’s magic? Use a Magic Elf Moving Glove of course!
Before we get to that though, I want to make sure you know all about the Elf On The Shelf.
What Is Elf On The Shelf?
An Elf on the Shelf is a magic scout elf from the North Pole that Santa Claus sends to families who would like to host an elf in their home.
Often the elf will arrive on December 1st and you’ll wake up to find them hanging out in the Christmas tree, sitting on the mantle or with their little elf head poking out of the top of a Christmas stocking. He or she comes with a book that explains this incredible holiday tradition.
Each night the elf magically transports themselves back to Santa’s workshop to report on if their child did things to put them on the good list or the naughty list that day, so it’s important for children to be on their very best behavior! Then they head back home to hide again the next day and do something fun to delight their child.
Our Elf’s favorite snacks are chocolate, candy canes, marshmallows, sugary cereal, Christmas cookies, cake, maple syrup (obviously… we have a Canadian elf!), mandarin oranges and pretty much any other holiday treats and recipes.
Elves sometimes also have their own pets! They appear to children to be a stuffed animal, but at night they turn into the real deal and they do their own scouting of the house while their elf goes to visit Santa. My favorite elf pets are reindeer, Arctic foxes and St. Bernards!
Our elf is my son’s favorite Christmas tradition, and I’ll admit… It makes me smile an awful lot too. As much as he loves Christmas, it always feels a bit bittersweet saying goodbye to his elf and all the mischief making on Christmas Eve.
Elf On The Shelf Ideas
If your elf needs some help with inspiration, like mine often does, we have some amazing Elf On The Shelf content here on Hello Creative Family. Over the next few weeks I have even more fun elf content planned to help your elf make the very most out of the month of December.
Make sure you check back often, to see our latest Elf on the Shelf Printables, Crafts and Christmas printables your elves can leave for your kids! Click on the photo below to go to the post!
Free Elf On The Shelf Magic Moving Gloves SVG
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DIY Magic Elf On The Shelf Moving Glove
Use your Cricut cutting machine to create a magical moving glove for your Elf On The Shelf with this easy tutorial! Be able to move your Elf On The Shelf without risking them losing their magic!
- Cricut cutting machine
- Regular Grip Cutting Mat
- White heat transfer vinyl
- Elf Moving Glove SVG File (download above)
- Weeding Tools
- Cricut EasyPress Or Iron
- Hot glue gun
Step 1: Download the SVG file and upload the design into Design Space.
Step 2: Measure the front of your glove and resize the text to fit the space.
Step 3: Hit the Make It button. Set the machine to cut iron on vinyl and mirror the design in Design Space.
Step 4: Load the vinyl on the cutting mat with the shiny side down and cut the design.
Step 5: Use your weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl from around the text.
Step 6: Use an iron or Easy Press Mini to transfer the design to the front of the glove.
Step 7: Tie a bow with the ribbon and thread two bells onto a piece of twine. Glue the twine to the gloves then cover the ends of the twine with the bow.
Don’t forget to charge them full of Christmas Magic by laying them underneath the Christmas tree overnight!
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DIY Magic Elf On The Shelf Moving Glove
- Download the SVG file and upload the design into Design Space.
- Measure the front of your glove and resize the text to fit the space.
- Hit the Make It button. Set the machine to cut iron on vinyl and mirror the design in Design Space.Step 4: Load the vinyl on the cutting mat with the shiny side down and cut the design.
- Use your weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl from around the text.
- Use an iron or Easy Press Mini to transfer the design to the front of the glove.
- Tie a bow with the ribbon and thread two bells onto a piece of twine. Glue the twine to the gloves then cover the ends of the twine with the bow.
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