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DIY Elf for your Shelf

Last year I started looking into the whole "Elf on the Shelf" craze.  The idea of posing and/or hiding a slightly mischievous creature around the house for the kids to find sounded fun, but several elements of the commercial version rubbed me wrong - not least of which the whole spying / bribery aspect.  But that's not really what This post is about: another thing that rubbed me wrong is that the whole doll/book combo is not only expensive, but also kinda ugly, cheap looking, and - apparently - not all that easy to pose.  I starting thinking to myself "I'll bet I could make something Much cuter."
Whether I succeeded you may judge for yourself... Here she is.

PS: I found a nice blog post from a Mommy who found some ways to insert a little Christian character instruction into the Elf on the Shelf game.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to see her introductory letter - where she explains to her children that the elf is staying with them in hopes that they can…