Our Elf on the Shelf delivered magic seeds from Santa and delicious fresh gingerbread cookies grew from the seeds after a few days! We love this funny idea for a Christmas elf along with a Free Printable Letter from Santa.

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Fun Elf on the Shelf Idea for Magic Seeds That Grow Cookies

If you have an Elf on the Shelf, he’s probably a pretty fun little guy! Our elf, Peter, delivered a great present to us a few weeks ago and I wanted to share it with you!

Our elf has done a lot of cute things in the past, but this might be one of our favorite elf ideas yet!

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Remember when I told you our elf brought me a file containing a copy of Santa’s stationery?

On the same trip to the North Pole, he also brought back some magic seeds! We were very excited to plant them.

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How to Write a Letter from Your Elf on the Shelf

If you want a letter from your own elf, be sure to show your elf what Peter wrote to us. Tell your elf to copy the text below and insert it into this –> Free Printable Santa Stationery if he wants to do the same thing!

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Click Here for Santa’s Stationery – You can copy and paste the text below.

 

Copy and past this text below Into Santa’s Stationery:

Dear____________,

YOUR ELF’s NAME HERE  has told me you have been very good! He was so excited to get back to your house that he wanted to bring you a present. Because you have been behaving nicely, I told him he could take you some of his magic elf seeds.

These seeds are very special and you must be EXTRA good for them to grow!

* * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * *

Follow these instructions carefully:

Plant your seeds in a big bowl of sugar. Then sprinkle with salt, a little each day.

Please take note, if you sprinkle too much they will just fade away.

Be extra good and very patient for the magic to work on the seeds.

For if you misbehave, you might break the magic. I hope you will do good deeds.

If you follow these directions and behave just right.

You should get something special in two short nights.

* * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * * *  * *

If you keep being good, I will bring you both a special present on Christmas Eve.

Love,
Santa

 

We planted our Magic Elf seeds!

After my kids planted their magic seeds which looked a lot like mini chocolate chips, we waited two nights to see what would grow. Waiting was sure hard!

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Look at what grew that afternoon. WOW! Magic cookies!

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This HAD to be magic from the North Pole, because the kids knew there was no way I could make such beautiful gingerbread cookies!

Can you believe how cute this turned out?

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Magic Seeds that Grow Cookies – Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

More Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas:

 

What has your elf been up to?

I’d love to hear in the comment section below. Maybe we can all give our elves a few new ideas!

Magic Seeds for the Elf on the Shelf

Our Elf on the Shelf delivered magic seeds from Santa and cookies grew! Funny idea for Christmas with a Free Printable Letter from Santa.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Yield: 1 pack
Author: Amy Locurto

Equipment

Supplies

Instructions

  • Have your elf place the magic seeds into a small envelope.
  • Copy and paste Santa's message into the free printable Santa Stationery, personalize it, then print the letter.
  • Share with your elf so he/she can surprise your children.
  • Follow directions on the letter by filling a large bowl with sugar. Sprinkle with salt and wait for the magic seeds to grow. (Cookies should appear after a few days!)

Notes

-> Click Here for more cute ideas for your Elf on the Shelf.
Plan To Make This?Please share if you do. Mention @LivingLocurto or tag #LivingLocurto on Instagram. We’d love to see!
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Course: Craft
Cuisine: craft
Keyword: christmas, elf, elf ideas, elf on the shelf, free printable, kids

Originally published December 16, 2011 and updated Nov 2020

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  2. My 12 year old was was holding my 8 year old daughters elf the other day. She was screaming for him to stop. So last night Melf took a photo on my son's ipod with my son having a tiera & feather boa on with a note that said.. Connor please don't touch me again. Next time it'll be worse. Your friend Melf.

  3. Our silly little elves have been busy since they arrived on November 30th! They've taken the Barbie Golf Cart & been chased by Rex from Toy Story, had a snack date with Ariel & Prince Eric on our coffee table and made swings out of toilet paper rolls & red ribbon. Today they were laying in a cereal bowl on the kitchen table! What will these elves get into next =)

  4. Just found your site and I LOVE IT! TY for the downloads which are beyond adorable. Thank you again and blessings for a new year! XO

  5. Our Toby cut open one of the old pillows on our son’s bed and pulled the stuffing out, scattering it around the room. He was holding a sign that said “Let it Snow”. It was a pillow that needed to be replaced anyway.

  6. Amy, you have the free download for the Cookie Party on the right side bar of this Post. I have tried to to download it a couple of times (even updating Adobe Acrobat) but it will never open. The Comments on that Post have other people who can’t get it to download also. Please advise what I can do to download this before it is no longer free.

  7. Last night our Elf Will tp’d our Christmas Tree!! Wrapped toilet paper all the way around it! Kids thought it was a hoot. The night before Will taped a whole bunch of pictures of himself on our tv and wrote “you are watching Will t.v.! By far the best fun we have in the mornings before school. Wish I would have thought of Elf on the Shelf. 🙂

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