Friday, December 11, 2009

The Truth About Elves (a Cautionary Tale)

... sure, they're cute.

They help Santa.

Occasionally they sit on shelves.

The paper variety are wonderful for cutting practice:

**~However~**, as my Super Stars and I found out today, ~if you add sparkley glitter to their hats~ and leave the room for **any length of time** (certainly long enough for the students to visit the music room and for the teacher to get a Diet Coke from the staff lounge machine), the elves may get a little...


Oh.... my...

They climb into the window sills:

They frolic above the bulletin boards:

They climb the walls and hang from the ceiling:

They perch themselves above the door, just waiting to sneak out into the hallway:

And they hover above our books and stories at circle:

You've been **warned!**


  1. those elves are just too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous7:32 AM

    I love this idea. Did you just draw all of the tracers freehand? I'm going to make these with my class for parent Christmas gifts. They've been "secret elves" around their houses (helping out, cleaning up, not fighting), and I needed an elf for them to glue their face and a poem onto. These will be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  3. mrsnic,

    The tracers were drawn freehand onto cardstock to create templates (though I've also used old file folders to create templates- much sturdier than regular construction paper and saves on toner/printer paper) and then my aide traced them onto the appropriate colored construction paper.

    The same pattern can be used in March for leprechauns too!

    I love the idea of "secret elves!"

  4. How fun is that?!! Awesome.


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