Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Elf on the Shelf + Printable


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If you have ever seen the movie Elf, you are going to absolutely love this printable!  Our Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins elf on the shelf idea is guaranteed to get a lot of laughs!

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The movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, is no doubt one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time. I still remember the year that the movie came out, and pre-kid Bob and Devon went to see it in the theater on Thanksgiving night. There are many scenes in this movie that stand out as super memorable. We loved the scene when Will’s character topped his spaghetti with mountains of syrup and other sugar-laden treats. When he yells, “You sit on a throne of lies!” at the department store Santa, we howled with laughter.

But the scene where he utters the phrase “I’m a cotton headed ninny muggins” simply sealed the deal for us.  This movie is one of our very favorite holiday movies.

So for fellow Elf fans out there, today’s addition to our huge elf on the shelf collection will hopefully gives you a big laugh!

Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins Elf on the Shelf Idea Supplies

To create this scene, your elf will need:

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How to set the scene

1. Wrap a piece of packing tape around the elf’s head, with the sticky side of the tape facing OUT.

2. Cover tape with cotton balls.

3. Print and cut out our printable sign.

4. Tape a straw or popsicle stick to the back of the tag.

5. Elf sits with the sign!


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