If you are looking for a Basketball Elf on the Shelf idea, I have an easy and delicious idea for you! Pudding Cup Crafts is brought to you by #ReadySetSnack & #CollectiveBias but all opinions and experiments and shopping experience was all ME! I never say, “no”, to chocolate and since I am being compensated it was a pretty easy relationship!
I am all about purchasing ready to eat snacks for lunches and snack time! I work full-time and making lunches and gourmet snacks are not always my forte. We often purchase Hersey’s Pudding Cups and those cute little plastic containers can make fur the cutest pudding cup crafts!
My two girls are FILLED with energy and I am lacking energy. So being able to have fun snacks for my kids AND THEN show them that washing them up to use as a craft is even more exciting! Do you know what is even more fun…taking their crafts and then having fun with them around Christmas time, when our Elf on the Shelf ideas become scarce and our Elfie LOVES to get in trouble with their crafts!
A for pack of Hersey’s Pudding Cups are ONLY $2.48. A lot of times you can find a sweet coupon to make this deal even better!
After our family enjoyed our Hershey dessert, we were talking about making crafts. My 6 year-old said lets make a basketball goal! So we did and it was fun! So our little naughty elf decided it was time to practice his hoops! Here is how to make your own basketball Elf on the Shelf using pudding cups!
Basketball Elf on the Shelf Idea
Paperclips OR tape
1. Buy pudding!
2. Eat the pudding!
3. Scratch off the Expiration Date
4. Cut the bottom of the pudding cup.
5. Make a backboard by folding a white piece of paper in half twice and drawing some squares.
6. In order to keep the rim we had to cut a little snippit out of the top. Later I figured out tape would have worked much better! ☺ You can tape it on the wall or find some cardboard scraps like I did for the backboard and base!
Let your kids play some hoops with any bouncy ball they have…that night let Elfie Play some HOOPS!
Check out TONS of Elf on the Shelf Ideas!
Check out TONS of Kraft Recipes from Walmart with tons of toppings and pudding cups to fill your tummy and your craft list!
Savannah Miller says
I can see my elf coming out soon 🙂 He likes to get a head start on the holidays! I have not tried these new Hershey puddings yet, but they look so yummy!
Terri Ramsey Beavers says
My grand kids love Hershey’s read to eat pudding snacks. I’m going to send your link to my daughter who is always trying to come up with Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Rena McDaniel says
I love Hersheys ready to eat pudding snacks! Hershey has always been the King of chocolate. I’m not a fan of Elf on the Shelf, but I love chocolate!
Carmen Perez (listen2mama) says
First, thank goodness my elf on a shelf days are over! LOL! But this is a super cute idea, and I would not mind eating those yummy Hershey pudding cups.
I’ll have to share this one with my daughter. We all love basketball and this would be a great activity for that Elf when he arrives on December 1st.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
That is a clever way to use the container! My boys would enjoy this little game!
What a cute idea to use the pudding cup for. And anytime I have an excuse to eat more pudding is a good day.
How cute! I haven’t even started to think about Elf on the Shelf yet!
Franc Ramon says
I think I should do this one for my table. Shooting hoops would be great on my idle time.
NYC SingleMom says
i love this idea and you incorporated Elf on a Shelf. Plus its great that you repurposed the pudding cup. This seems like such a simple and easy craft to make
Megan Elford says
How cute is that! I love making things with materials that would normally be tossed. It’s such a great way to reuse.
Jessica Harlow says
This is a cute Elf on the Shelf idea! My kiddos love these pudding snacks and I do too. They are really convenient and totally portable!
Wildish Jess says
Cute ideas but we are anit Elf on the Shelf in my house hold.