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Elf on the Shelf Magical Recovery Kit

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So, last year we had an Elf on the Shelf family crisis!  I live in Southern Utah, along with my parents and 3 older sisters (my little brother is in Northern Utah).  That being the case, all of our kids are super close and are together a lot.  Basically, what happened last year was that one of my 6 year old nephews didn’t believe in the Elf on the Shelf and decided to prove it to two of his other cousins.  He went from one sisters house to another sisters house and did the same exact thing – grabbed their families Elf, tossed him on the ground and at one of their houses even stepped on him some.

As most of you are aware – you are not supposed to touch your Elf.  If you touch your Elf, they will lose their magic and then they won’t be able to fly back to the North Pole each night to report to Santa.

My 5 year old nephew in particular was BEYOND devastated.  He is just a believer in everything and was sure that his Elf was dead.  He cried so hard that at one point he was literally hyperventilating.  My sister called my mom (who I happened to be with ) and was telling her what happened.  We were at Target at the time and immediately an idea popped into my head.  I jumped into my car, drove home and came up with the idea for the Elf on the Shelf Magical Recovery Kit.  

I grabbed some Red Glitter and Green Glitter and put in a baggie.  I then proceeded to create a letter and certificate from the North Pole that told my nephews that if they sprinkled this Magical North Pole Dust on their Elf that when they woke up the next morning their Elf would be all better.  I literally threw the idea together in 15 minutes.  We door bell ditched it to their houses and it TOTALLY did the trick!  If anything, it made them believe even more!

Because, last years “edition” wasn’t my best work – I decided to fix it up a bit and share it with you all.  I’ve gotta assume that there are other houses out there that have had the same crisis happen to them!

So, here it is, the Elf on the Shelf Magical Recovery Kit!  Included in the Kit is a Poem from Santa, Certificate of Health for their Elf and Bag Toppers for the Elf Magical Recovery Dust!

To create your Magical Recovery Kit get glitter of any color (aka Magical Recovery Dust) and put it in a ziploc bag.  You are welcome to use the provided bag topper if you’d like.  Print out the Poem from Santa and leave it with the “Magic Recovery Dust” on your door step with the Letter from Santa.

The Poem  reads:

Santa heard Elf is feeling blue
His magic is fading fast
St. Nick’s powers are strong and true
And Elf’s sadness will not last
With a wiggle of His nose
Santa will make it better
Your elf will be aglow
With more magic than ever
Sprinkle this dust on Elf
For the problem it will fix
He’ll be back on the Shelf
Thanks to one of Kris Kringel’s tricks


Then, the next morning you can have your kid(s) find your families Elf, along with the Elf Certificate of Health next to him!  All will be right in the world again!  hehe 🙂

 I hope this helps keep your Elf on the Shelf Magic alive through the whole Holiday Season! Be sure to check out our Elf on the Shelf Page to check out more posts to help you make your Elfing experience magical and fun!

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Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!
  • maggi

    Thank you!!!!! You are a ife saver!

  • Erin

    Our elf Jingles fell out of his spot the other day, my daughter was freaking out because she knew she couldn’t touch him. I quickly played a ringtone on my phone and pretended it was Santa calling to say he knew Jingles fell and needed help getting up. Santa told me to help jingles this once and when Jingles reported in that night Santa would re do his magic. It worked but next time I will def. use the recovery kit!!!

  • lemondedis

    what a good idea ! thanks for sharing ! i posted the link here : http://www.pinterest.com/lemondedis2/elf-on-the-shelf-freebies-ideas/

  • alli

    Love this!

  • Chris

    I just cannot thank you enough for this! You have no idea. Two weeks ago this saved my little one’s broken heart!

    • overthebigmoon

      I’m so glad! Thanks Chris for the nice comment!

  • Stephanie Drenth

    how do your elves remain untouched when they are posed with the kids toys, etc.?

    • SuzanA

      I try to put them where they can move their toys without touching our elf. Usually near a wall or on a table. also, I try not to use toys that they play with on a daily basis.

      • Stephanie Drenth

        Good ideas; my husband came up with a good one while I was out of town and he was on elf duty: our elf (Froopie) was holding one of my son’s trains and Froopie magically let go of it while he was in the bathroom! Brilliant!
        I also used a pair of kitchen tongs once when Froopie accidentally fell down.

  • Sharrell Kilgore

    I made this today, based on your idea…as our 2 year old touched our elf Clyde last night, so my husband put him up for the day, to return tomorrow…

    “You touched your elf, but never fear,

    I brought a fresh batch of Christmas cheer,

    To replenish his magic, and make him all well.

    Your elf Clyde, just needed to rest for a spell.

    Make sure you take good care from now on,

    Not to touch your elf and his magic be gone.

    I replenished his magic, this isn’t a trick,

    Just a smidge of Christmas spirit from good old St. Nick.

    ~Love, Santa”

    Loved your “Elfisms” too!

  • Cindi Blazina

    i keep getting an error when i download this. i’m afraid one of these times my 3 year old will get our Bear and i will need this can you help?

  • MJMcMahon

    Pam – great idea! I’ve got a two-year-old who we tried to introduce Elf to this year. Unfortunately, we discovered the age of two is not associated with self-control or a desire to maintain Elvish Magic. I faked a phonecall to Santa and asked if he’d please let Annie touch her elf just this year!

  • chedel

    Thank you SO much!