Simply holiday craft for Elf on the Shelf – JingleBall #ad

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Each year, our beloved elf F’nick arrives after Thanksgiving.  Sometimes F’nick gets bored while we’re sleeping, and he gets into mischief. This year, he’ll enjoy the activities we got for him.  This no-sew, no-glue JingleBall craft is finished in seconds!  Even better, it only cost $2 to prepare.

I didn’t want to spend too much on the Elf’s games, so DollarTree was the right place to go.  We shopped in-store, but you can also check their online inventory to find other great ideas.

First, I wandered around the Christmas aisles to see what was available.  These open-top tinsel stockings were sitting on the bottom shelf and looked fun for a game like (tiny) basketball.  What would an elf use to shoot hoops?  Jingle bells, of course!

These jingle bells came attached on a string.  They’re available in several colors so you could have the whole family play JingleBall with the elf if you’d like!   We cut the bells off so they could be thrown into the stocking.

I couldn’t resist getting this ornament pack, too.    Each pack comes with 2 ornaments, plus a brush and paints.  Several ornament options were available.  This would be perfect for F’nick to paint and hang on the tree.  He might also leave the package unopened as a gift for the kids.

It was really fun to shop for a Christmas craft at DollarTree.  Crafting can be an expensive hobby, so it’s important to look for good deals where you can find them!

What kind of Christmas and/or craft items do you find at DollarTree?

Did you know that DollarTree gift cards are available?  I’m offering one lucky reader a $5 DollarTree gift card (may be sent via email).  To enter, visit the form below for options. The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

(Thanks to DollarTree for partnering with us on this post.)

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  1. Maryann D. says:

    My makers are dried up, so I would purchase the Rainbow Washable Markers, 8-ct. Boxes.

  2. I would love to get some $1 gloves because winter is here!

  3. We love Dollar Tree. I would like to get some of the Luminessence Flameless Battery-Operated LED Tealight Candles, 2-ct. Packs. They’d be great for decorating at Christmas.

  4. I like the Snugadoo Too Super Soft Adult Gloves because it’s going to be cold.
    Thanks for the contest.

  5. I’d like to buy some Colgate because I’ll need it after all that dollar candy I bought for Halloween.

  6. I think the Christmas Tumblers would be fun for the kids to use before Christmas.

  7. Julie Waldron says:

    I like the Christmas Tumblers because they would make great stocking stuffers & my girls would like them.

  8. Maryann D. says:

    I could use cleaning supplies like Brillo Basics Steel-Wool Soap Pads. They would be helpful.

  9. I’d get the Luminessence Flameless Battery-Operated LED Tealight Candles, 2-ct for holiday decorations.

  10. I’d like to get the wine glasses for my holiday crafting, turning them upside down I can build a nice holiday scene inside the glass and then it becomes a very festive candle holder. I’ve been wanting to do this project for awhile so this would be the time to try it!

  11. Maryann D. says:

    The Jot Decorative Tape, 7-Roll Packs would be fun to get.

  12. Maryann D. says:

    I could really use some Assured Allergy Plus Sinus Headache Capsules, to help with our terrible allergies.

  13. I would love the Super-Soft Snugadoo Gloves!

  14. I get coloring books and crayons at dollar tree.

  15. Maryann D. says:

    The Sesame Street Flash Cards, 36-ct. Packs would be a perfect gift for my young nephew.

  16. I like puzzles for stocking stuffers.

  17. Maryann D. says:

    I could use some baking supplies, like: Pillsbury Traditional Yellow Cake Mix, to make for my daughters birthday.

  18. I get books for kids.

  19. Jana Leah says:

    I’d like the 3-in-1 Knit Magic Gloves. I like that they cab be layered or worn alone.

  20. I’d like to buy the Super-Soft Snugadoo Gloves

  21. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I would like to get the Christmas House Sitting Plush Christmas Elves because they are so adorable.

  22. Maryann D. says:

    Christmas House Elegant Beaded Plastic Star Ornaments would be lovely for the holidays.

  23. Dawn Ganey says:

    I LOVE THE Gold-Rimmed White Stoneware Bowls, 7 in.

  24. I like the Snowman Mug because I collect snowmen. Very cute!

  25. Katie Bellamy says:

    I like the glittery star ornaments! We can embellish them and make them even prettier!

  26. Connie Lee says:

    I like the Christmas coffee mugs, I like to have a special mug for each season.

  27. You can find nice cards.

  28. Maryann D. says:

    I could really use Scrub Buddies White Plastic Long-Handled Angled Brooms, 49½” to sweep my floors.

  29. I like to get ribbons for wrapping packages.

  30. I’d like to get some 8×10 Picture Perfect Frames because I like to frame pictures I cut out of magazines.

  31. Jana Leah says:

    Square and Round Holiday Gift Boxes with Twine. They’d be cute to fill with homemade treats to hand out at the office.

  32. Maryann D. says:

    I would love to buy the Hot Wheels Die-Cast Toy Cars for my young nephew. He would have lots of fun with these.

  33. Jodi Hunter says:

    Wrapping Paper, because I always run out.

  34. I would definitely stock up on Scotch Tape, especially with the holidays coming. I have tons to wrap and never have enough tape!

  35. Maryann D. says:

    Tall Stoneware Mugs Filled with Peppermint Candy, 12 oz. would be nice Holiday gifts for friends in my office.

  36. Mittens make a good stocking stuffer.

  37. John Smith says:

    Bells are lovely on Christmas trees!

  38. I have not shopped at Dollar Tree. We have a different Dollar store where we live. I would look for a 2018 weekly/monthly calendar and am looking here from your side post: Kathleen

  39. We buy a lot of our cards and gift wrapping at Dollar Tree. It’s a great buy!

  40. Karen Propes says:

    Oh, what wonderful ideas. Your little elf looks like he has some ideas floating around in his head already. Hope your Family has a joyous holiday season.

  41. Sarah Oswald says:

    What adorable ideas thanks for sharing I will have to try this out.

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