The holidays have so many temptations. Donuts are definitely one of them. I may be projecting through my elf. I didn't leave this out for my son (don't wanna go there with him) but I did it for us adults. Don't judge - it was a weak moment in so many ways. 

I have a friend who does this whole Elf on the Shelf thing just for her friends to see. They are filthy situations and also really funny. I can't compete but I was already coming up with elf situations so I threw this out there. Welcome to inside my mind.


  • Cheerios
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Printable donut box
  • Toilet paper (towel around elf)
  • Photo of scale


Say no to donuts because you know it's not the best decision for your waistline. Eat the donuts anyway. Feel regret.

Now that you're in the right head space, this setup requires about a level 2 out of 5 craft-ability. Print out a donut box and cut. The printable is HERE. Grab about 6 cheerios and dip the tops in chocolate or put frosting on the top. Shake some sprinkles on the top and place in the donut box you just printed.

Wrap toilet paper around your elf's waist and find a photo of a scale online. Cut it out. Set up the situation and sit back to admire...while eating a donut because who cares!??! We only live once.