Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Elf Days 14-16

Elf Day 14 (12/17/16): Eugene was sitting in my chair today by the computer.

Elf Day 15 (12/18/16): After hearing that Eugene had been a little boring this year, I decided to create their favorite game scene. Today, Eugene was dressed as Minecraft Steve with a diamond helmet and sword. He was standing in front of a Minecraft scene. (See below for details.)

Elf Day 16 (12/19/16): The Elf was hanging out on the lamp today.

Minecraft Steve Elf:
I know that there is a way to cut open the elf and add the bendable wire so it will hang and pose better, but I'm afraid I'll ruin him with my limited skills. Instead, I try to find ways to prop or tie him up. This time, I used a red wrapping ribbon. I wrapped under his arms, underneath the white collar and tied to the Christmas tree branch. It seemed to work pretty well.

I took a screen shot of a Minecraft scene and cropped in half so I could print each half on a full sized piece of paper. I then taped them together and scotch taped to the wall. The Steve head was pretty easy to make, but did take some time. It's not perfect, but I finally called it quits around midnight. I cut out the bottom square to fit the Elf's head in. If you would like to use the images, they are posted below. I printed them to fit a regular sheet of paper in the landscape position (11 x 8.5 inches).

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