Our Elf is back and we have some entertaining and easy ideas that you won’t want to miss this year. One of our favorites so far is our Elf on the Shelf COCO idea with a Day of the Dead mask and Miguel’s guitar! This post contains affiliate links.
You can get really crafty with this if you want to invest money, but we live quickly and easily.
We created a free printable mask and guitar that you can print and cut out for your elf. After all isn’t music one of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer? Print your elf printable here!
We have posted 100s of ideas! Check them all out here!
Coco is one of our favorite movies. It really did a good job at bringing culture into just such a great film about family.
You can also add a great Coco quote to your Coco-themed Elf on the shelf.
Accessorizing your Coco Elf on the Shelf
Another great idea to add to this Elf on the Shelf idea is get those paper flag banners popular in Mexico called hispanic papel picado. You can find some on Amazon here! The flags are a decorative craft that you can even do on your own!
You can also make your own papel picado using colored tissue paper! It would even be cute if you made it look like your elf did the design!
Another big thing that Coco is into is family. You can have your elf create an elf-inspired family tree!
How do you get started with Elf on the Shelf
To get started with Elf on the Shelf, you will want to get the book with the doll! Most elves are mischievous and fun.
The best way to get a lot of ideas is to use printables like the one listed. Also, I found the cheapest and best way to help your elf on busy weeks is to make an early trip to the dollar store and stock up on some last-minute items.
These last-minute items can be candy, candy canes, hot cocoa, coloring books, and so much more!
Once you have the book and ideas read the book to your little one while keeping your elf out of hand reach. The story will explain the story of the elf. Then once your little one goes to bed at night your elf will magically move around the house and do silly things!
Our elf is part of our family! One of my favorite Holiday pics was when our elf was hiding in our stocking and we did family photos in front of it!
My kids are going to love this after we saw the movie today. Thank you!