You see all those pictures of Elf on the Shelf flying and you are like “Woah! That is magic!”. Then, of course, you wonder how to do it because you know the kids are going to love it. Well, you are in luck! Just follow these simple directions for this Elf on the Shelf Flying DIY Trick!
Elf on the Shelf Flying DIY Trick
You can have your Elf on the Shelf fly in many different ways, from the ceiling, under the kitchen cabinet, well really the ideas are endless!
You can also grab this Elf on the Shelf Super Hero Cape Set to have your elf wear when he is flying in!
Elf on the Shelf Flying DIY Trick Supplies:
- Fishing line
- Command hooks
Elf on the Shelf Flying DIY Trick Directions:
Step 1: Put your command hook under the cabinet with the hook facing down so you can loop the fishing line around it.
Step 2: Cut a long piece of fishing line and tie a small knot at the end of it. How long is going to depend on the height you need him to be.
Step 3: Use a needle and thread the fishing line thru it the fabric part of your elf. You want the knot side of the fishing line to be on one side and the fishing line to come out another section. You can do this on the body or on his collar. It all depends on how you want him to hang.
Step 4: Remove the fishing line from the needle and make a loop. Hang the loop on the command hook.
Tada! Your elf is now flying!
You can do this trick by putting the fishing line thru his foot also if you want him to hang upside down.
When you need to remove the fishing line you just cut it and then pull it out.
Second trick to Hanging your Elf on the Shelf:
If your elf is wearing a cape or clothing you can tie the fishing line around the body and then put the clothing back on after you have tied the fishing line and then hang the fishing line on the command hook.
More Elf on the Shelf Traditions Tips:
You can print the 24 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas calendar so you don’t have to worry about planning. Just follow the calendar and have your elfy fun each day. In the off chance that your elf doesn’t move check out 12 reasons your elf did not move, so you have an answer when the kiddos ask.
Make sure you also check out our 135 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas post, for 135 more Elf on the shelf ideas that you can do! We also love our Elf on the Shelf Kitchen Ideas too! If you have little kids, be sure to check out Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Toddlers!
If this is your first time doing Elf on the Shelf, we have a FULL instruction set for you on How to Start Elf on the Shelf, including a Printable Elf on the Shelf Arrival letter!
If you need an elf, you can get an elf here. Plus you can get TONS of super cute outfits that you can buy for your elf here.
Elf on the Shelf Printables
- Elf on the Shelf Tic Tac Toe
- Elf on the Shelf Names Printable
- Elf on the Shelf BINGO Game
- Elf Kissing Booth Printable Prop
- Elf Pizza Shop Printable
- Elf Cookie Shop Prop Printable
- Elf Reindeer Friend Adoption Certificate Printable
- Elf Donut Shop Printable Prop
- Elf on the Shelf Health Certificate
- Elf on the Shelf Adoption Certificate
- Elf on the Shelf Printables Pack
- Elf on the Shelf Welcome Letter
- Elf on the Shelf Ideas calendar
- Elf on the Shelf Rules Printable
- Elf on the Shelf I’m Back Letters
- Elf on the Shelf We are Back Letters
Family Christmas Traditions:
This year, don’t miss out on tons of holiday fun. Alongside your hijinks from the naughty Elf on the Shelf, you’ll want to include your favorite family traditions. You can get Santa’s phone number and learn more about how to contact him in our post. This is a great way to celebrate with the kids!
Alongside these great naughty Elf on the Shelf ideas, you’ll want to work in other fun traditions. We love creating delicious recipes and hosting our family during the holidays. If you do too, then you’ll want to check out our great list of recipes. Don’t forget to also check out our Christmas Recipe Index for more great ideas for the holidays!
Comments & Reviews
Anna Mitchell says
This looks so fun and like something to do with the kids!