Do you have children? Even if you don’t, you’ve definitely seen this pesky sprite. It’s back every year for Christmas.
Due to this demand, parents around the world have to use their imagination to come up with mischievous antics this cheeky chap has gotten up to in their house overnight.
In this blog, we’ll share some of our favorite and fun Elf on the Shelf ideas for you to try out. As a bonus, we’ll give you some elf-confidence in protecting your hardwood flooring Sherman Oaks temporarily during the process. Let’s get started!
Flooring Funny Business
It’s no longer necessary to cry over spilt milk. However, there is if you’re 7 and the spilt milk looks like the shell of a snowman now melted on your floor by none other than Buddy the Elf.
In addition, if you’re a parent, making sure you have the right type of flooring to implement this idea without damaging it will keep you from crying over spilt milk. Now let’s look at how you can execute this method while considering the protection of your floor.
Elf On The Shelf – Chocolate Chaos
Our next favorite won’t be so popular with the little ones, as Buddy the Elf makes his way into the Christmas chocolates.
The only thing you need for this idea is a packet or box of chocolates and a floor cleaning kit.
Place Buddy inside the packet. Leave a trail of trouble on the floor after spilling some of the contents. Add a bit of chocolate around Buddy’s mouth to enhance the effect. This will further confirm his involvement and add to the mischief.
It is important to remember that if you have an underfloor heating system under your laminate, engineered wood, or EvoCore hardwood flooring sherman oaks, your chocolate props may be melted. Authenticity is enhanced by this, but it also makes cleaning up more difficult.
Make sure that your underfloor heating system is not in use between setting up your scene and your little ones discovering their chocolate collection is lighter.
He’s Snow Angel
To prepare this next snowstorm, Buddy will need to raid the baking cupboard for the ingredients!
The snow angel is a popular idea but comes with a lot of mess.
Use sprinkles for a quirky set up, or use flour or icing sugar for a traditional snowy look, being sure to avoid baking soda!
Despite producing a snowy effect, baking soda can damage the protective coating on hardwood flooring service sherman oaks, leaving it vulnerable to damage in the future.
Once your children see what Buddy has been up to overnight, a quick sweep up or vacuum will eliminate the mess.
When Buddy is playing in sprinkles, be cautious when running the hoover over them, debris could get caught in the wheels, resulting in accidental scratches.
If your vacuum has additional attachments, we recommend using them – since protecting your floor and keeping it in pristine condition is no laughing matter.
Hassle-Free Elf On The Shelf Flooring Ideas
Our favorite Elf on the Shelf flooring ideas do require a little caution for your charming wood flooring, but there are also some ideas that you can execute without thought.
This idea might give you a little relief from Buddy’s bad behavior for a night or two. We call it elf-isolation.
As Buddy travelled from the North Pole, he will have to quarantine upon his arrival to ensure everyone’s safety.
Make a segmented area on your floor with paper, card, or even a box to sit Buddy in. Write Buddy a letter explaining why he is self-isolating and you’ll avoid the mess for a few nights.
The snowball fight with Buddy will not only put your mind at ease when thinking about your hardwood flooring service sherman oaks, but will also provoke the rest of the toys in your house.
You don’t need to worry. There will be no real snow!
Now would be a great time to introduce his sidekick, the girl Elf on the Shelf. The two of them can then have a snowball fight.
Better yet, both! You could also arm some of the other toys in the house with snowballs and set them a few feet away from Buddy.
No floor protection is needed. Although you might want to build a wall to shield the toys, Buddy throws great!
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