Whether you’ll be using these for elf on the shelf or for your kids to leave a sign for Santa our free printable elf message board is a great way to put a smile on everyone’s face over Christmas.
There are fifteen different designs in the PDF pack that you can print, with designs in both black and white to color and ones that are colored in and ready to use.
The printables all come with a base to attach to your Christmas message board so that they can stand up too.
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Elf Message Boards
Do your family do elf on the shelf? I’ve managed to avoid it for years but this year my daughter announced that she was planning buying a toy herself and that we would be having naughty elves visiting us.
I know that’s not ‘officially’ what’s meant to happen but either way it looks like I can’t avoid it any longer!
If Santa’s elves are staying round your home this December too then these message boards are great for helping you to set the scene each day. Don’t forget to set that reminder on your phone before you go to sleep!
And if you’re not doing elf on the shelf but still love making some Christmas crafts with your child then our signs with a black and white outline that you can color in are perfect.
We’ve already made a ‘Santa Stop Here’ sign in our house and I’m sure we’ll be creating lots of little signs with our own designs in the blank message area too.
What Elf Printables Are In The PDF Pack?
There are fifteen different pages in the PDF pack:
- ‘Sleeps To Go’ sign in color
- ‘Sleeps To Go’ sign in black and white
- ‘Santa Stop Here’ sign in color
- ‘Santa Stop Here’ sign in black and white
- Blank message board in color
- Blank message board in black and white
- ‘Happy Xmas’ sign in color
- ‘Happy Xmas’ sign in black and white
- ‘I’m Back’ sign in color
- ‘We’re Back’ sign in color
- ‘This house is under Elf surveillance’ sign in color
- ‘Treat time’ sign in color
- ‘Elves at work’ sign in color
- ‘Santa says hi’ sign in color
- ‘See you next year’ sign in color
Elf Message Board Ideas
Need some ideas for what to write on your elf message board? You can always go with a simple hello or have a great day to your child and I’m sure you’ll think of your own little messages too.
For those days when inspiration is lacking (and I have a lot of those on the lead up to the festive period) why not try one of our recommendations?
- I caught you being good!
- Santa says you are on the nice list.
- What do elves learn in school? The elf-a-bet!
- I’m playing hide and seek – can you find me?
- Candy is life.
- Let’s decorate the tree!
- Read me your favorite book.
How To Use Your Elf Signs
To use your elf signs first you’ll have to choose the one that you want and print it out.
You will need to use thick cardstock rather than printer paper or it won’t stand up.
If you’re using a black and white printable then now is the time to grab those markers, coloring pencils or crayons and then color it in.
If you are using a message board that you will want to write on again such as the sleeps to go sign then you will need to laminate it so that you can write and then rub off your marker with a sponge.
Using scissors carefully cut around the elf sign and the stand following the dotted line. Make sure you also cut into each part following the lines.
Slot the two pieces together and your sign is ready to use.
More Free Elf Printables
I’m not ashamed to say that we love this cute little elf so we have more free printables that feature him if you’d like to take a look!
Christmas is an expensive time for everyone and it’s also a time when my kids want to do all the festive arts and crafts so to help everyone out (myself included!) we have tons of free Christmas printables including Christmas cards, gift tags, scavenger hunts and craft templates.
If you need anything to help keep your kids busy over Christmas then make sure that you check those out too!
Our elf template is our original and has five different designs with both the elf’s whole body and templates of just his head.
If you like this message board but want something that you can display on your bulletin board or taped to your fridge then check out our printable Christmas notes with lots of designs they can color and give to friends and family too.
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