Elf Balloon Arrival Idea + Printable Banner

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Who says an elf can’t make a grand entrance? Ours decided to float into another Christmas season on a bunch of mylar balloons. The banner that he was holding was the perfect message! See how our elf staged this elf balloon arrival scene and grab our free printable banner below. 

elf balloon arrival

Just when we think our elf can’t POSSIBLY surprise us, he does!  Today we welcomed Oboe back for another season (his 10th?!) and as usual, he made a grand entrance. I couldn’t wait to snap some pictures and add this to our huge collection of elf ideas. I also have a banner that you can print in case your elf wants to do something similar.

One thing to note: 13 helium-filled mylar balloons are sadly NOT enough to hold an elf on the shelf up.  Nope. He (or she) will sink!  Oboe was smart enough to tether himself to the ceiling fan when he realized that his balloons weren’t going to keep him suspended.

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Elf Balloon Arrival Supplies

Here’s what your elf will need to set up this scene!

Piece of string
Printable Banner

You can grab our printable banner right here. Simply enter your email address in the box and opt-in to receive our free newsletter.  Check your inbox for this printable, which you will receive as a subscriber bonus. Note: this printable is for personal use only.  Yes, your elf is welcome to use it.  No, you may not sell it!

How to set up the scene

1. Tie bunch of balloons together.

2. Use string to tie elf to the balloon strings.  (If your balloons aren’t enough to suspend the elf, you will need to use the string to tether him to the ceiling.)

3. Print out our banner.  Cut the words out and tape the pieces together.

4. Tape banner to elf.

This was such a fun scene for the whole family to find! We are always happy to welcome Oboe back for another year of silly adventures. (Well, Bob will tell you otherwise.  LOL  He’s not thrilled with the elf, but most of the time he’s a good sport!)

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Want more elf printables?  

Check out our elf printable bundle!!  10 super easy elf printables in one easy-to-open PDF!


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We definitely could have used the help of a printable Elf on the Shelf Calendar to help us think of new hiding spots.  Live and learn!

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Maybe your elf feels like a car race! Get our free printable checkered racing flags!

Elf Race Car Checkered Flag

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