Yes, I know the elf on the shelf doesn’t normally visit until December with the North Pole Breakfast, but in our house, we have a Halloween Elf on the Shelf too!
We love Halloween in this house and it is normally the first time the Elf on the Shelf makes his annual appearance!
We mummify the elf on the shelf and often have a switch witch that pays a visit too!
Honestly, I know I am mad, but the kids absolutely love it!
Elf on the Shelf Halloween
Before Freddie was homeschooled, the Halloween Elf on the Shelf would come and decorate our house. It, of course, wasn’t the Christmas elf, Twinkletoes, it was her cousin!
But the Halloween Elf, who still remains nameless, would be wearing some sort of creepy Halloween costume and would leave little spooky gifts. Like lots of creepy spiders, or a Halloween book. She would report back to Santa when they returned to the North Pole, straight after Halloween. Sort of like a pre-check up, before Twinkletoes, comes on December 1st.
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Our Halloween Elf on the shelf doesn’t move other than decorating the house of course! But if you are interested to see what our Christmas Elf gets up to, check out these 14 free Elf on the Shelf Antics.
Halloween Elf on the Shelf
I try and mix things up each year with our Halloween elf, and I have come across these accessories. She is always wearing something “scary” though. My favourite was pictured above, where we mummified her. I found an old white tea towel and ripped it up, and added some red food colouring! A nice free elf on the shelf costume.
What is a Switch Witch?
This is a good witch that takes some of the kid’s sweets that they have received while trick or treating and changes it into a toy! This works really well for us as Freddie doesn’t really like sweets or chocolate. In fact one year someone had some fruit in their bowl and Freddie was apparently the only child that actually opted for fruit!!
The Skeleton in the Closet
This year I have come across yet another Halloween book and doll which I will be getting. The Skeleton in the Closet!! This is an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf and the skeleton comes for the Halloween season and plays tricks on the children. Unfortunately, I have not found it in the UK, but you can get this from Amazon.com.
What are your Elf on the Shelf Halloween traditions? Let me know in the comments below. If you are looking for more fun activities this Halloween, check out our free Halloween word search printable, Halloween Treasure Hunt, FREE Halloween Coloring Pages, and Mad Libs for Halloween.
Last Updated on 17 September 2021 by homeschoolof1