2020 is the year of masks, so nothing felt more appropriate than our Elf on the Shelf, Kringle, to arrive wearing a mask. Not just plain masks, our Elf has a new mask for every day of his visit. Each of these Elf on the Shelf free printable masks are Christmas themed, and perfect for the Christmas season. Choose your favorite or change them out daily.
Elf On The Shelf Free Printable Masks
My daughter and I spent the spring making masks for first responders, so making a mask for our Elf on the Shelf was very fitting. Plus Elf on the Shelf printable masks are about a million times easier than sewing cloth masks.
I’ve seen a number of cute ideas for quarantining your Elf (including my fave from This Mama Loves), but our daughter was very concerned Kringle wouldn’t come and I decided we didn’t need to quarantine him if he wore a mask. Especially, when he lands in funny places that might be within six feet of the family – like the kitchen table!
Get The Kids Involved
You could even make this a fun project for the kids to leave your Elf. Leave out a mask for the Elf with a note asking your Elf to wear the make – for everyone’s protection, no one wants Santa to get sick for Christmas! Kids can leave out the whole set or pick their favorite for their Elf on the Shelf to wear the next day!
Another Way To Use Elf On The Shelf Masks
Don’t want your Elf to wear a mask? You can also cut out the masks and tape them to family photos. Much like I did with Elf on the Shelf hats for family photos, you can add masks to your family photos. I am sure kids would find this hilarious!
Download The Elf On The Shelf Masks
Here is what you need to create these adorable masks:
- Free printable masks template Download HERE *
- String or twine (I use colorful baker’s twine)
- Double-sided tape
My plan was to make 25 masks for the 25 days of Christmas, however, when I finished I realized I had 26. It seemed silly to delete one. So you actually get 26 printable Elf On The Shelf Masks.
How To Use Elf On The Shelf Masks
Measure a piece of string XXX inches. Lay one end across the Elf’s mouth, bring the string up over the cheek and ears around the head. As you come back around to the front, bring it back down over the ears and cheeks (a circle, basically). Then bring continue the string back around the head, this time coming down under the chin. Come back around to the front coming up from the chin. The string should form an X a the mouth. Use a piece of double-sided tape to secure. Stick the paper mask on top.
For more Elf on the Shelf ideas, check out these posts:
- Elf on the Shelf hats for family photos
- Roll a snowman Elf on the Shelf game
- Elf on the Shelf coloring pages