Our Elf on the Shelf, Tinsel, arrived the day before Thanksgiving. The kids were worried that he wouldn't come. This is the 5th Christmas season we've had Tinsel. For the most part, he behaves pretty well, just resting in a spot and watching the kids. But.... every once in a while he gets into some silly places.
Going for a ride!
I had some candles set out for a lesson the next day, and Tinsel decided to roast some mini marshmallows. They looked pretty tasty.
Oh, Target sells a few outfits for elves. You just have to set it out where your elf can see it, and they put it on before they head to the North Pole that night to report in. I think Tinsel likes his "Team Elf" jersey.