Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar – the perfect DIY advent to create for the kids this year. This is a fun craft for anyone who is a fan of the movie, Elf!

Every year I throw an Elf Inspired Christmas Party for friends and family.  It is always a fun, festive time complete with minute to win it style games, appetizers and a signature drink.

This year I decided to add a fun punch board to our holiday shenanigans!

We love Buddy the Elf around here so an Elf inspired advent calendar is a sure fire hit with the kids! Everything that you need to make this punch board can be found at the Dollar Store which makes it a hit with mom too. 

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar

What I love about this Elf punch board is that you could use it as a fun party game OR an advent calendar! As a party game, guests can find fun activities or prizes inside of each cup. As an advent calendar, kids get to punch out a cup each day to find the treat inside.

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar

How to make an Elf punch board: 

First, we ran to the dollar store to pick up all of our Elf party game supplies.

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Supplies

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Supplies:

Tip: any large board or canvas will work as a backdrop for this project. Large solo cups could be used to create a larger board as well.

Elf advent how to:

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process
  1. Start by cutting the green and yellow tissue paper into squares about 4″ x 4″ in size.
Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process

2. Fill each cup with treats.

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process

3. Place 2-4 pieces of tissue over each cup and wrap elastic around the cup to fasten the paper to the cup. You will need 8 yellow cups and 16 green cups.

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process

4. Glue the cups onto the board in the shape of Buddy’s hat. Start with two rows of five green cups, then two rows of four yellow cups, a row of three green cups, a row of two green cups and one green cup at the top.

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process

5. Use the hot glue gun to glue the legs to the bottom of the board.

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process

The Elf legs are totally optional but add a fun visual element to this Elf punch board that really makes it stand out!

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process

6. Create a red feather shape out of tissue paper.

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar Process

7. Glue the red feather to the hat and you are all done!

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar

If you plan to use this as an advent calendar you could totally add numbers to the front of each cup. This would especially be useful if you have specific treats that you wan the kids to have each day.

I put three candy treats into each cup , one for each of our three boys. But a few of the cups have only one piece of chocolate candy “coal”. So on days where they punch out a piece of coal they will have to play paper, rock, scissors to see who gets the treat for that day. Evil, I know LOL

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar

I may very well be creating a larger version of this for our annual Elf Party this year!

Some of our Elf party essentials:

Elf Punch Board Advent Calendar

Be sure to check out these Printable Christmas Party Decorations to add to and Elf party shenanigans you may be planning.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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