Elf on the Shelf Arrival Idea: 5 min Northpole Cam with FREE Printable Letter!

This is a super fun Elf on the Shelf Arrival Idea! Elf comes and sets up a “NORTHPOLE CAM” so that Santa has eyes on the kids all season long! What I like most about his Northpole Cam is that it actually LOOKS REAL!


The foundation of the camera is a clip on cell phone lens from the Dollar Tree— isn’t that brilliant!?! And then we also added a red USB cord (also from the Dollar Tree) that runs back to the middle of the tree.

Because the lens has a clip, it is SUPER easy to install! Here is what the lens and cord look like on the tree (again, from the Dollar Tree):

And then you just add our FREE PRINTABLE SURROUND and it looks like this:

…and then the last piece! If you are using this for the first day that Elf comes, you’ll need the FREE PRINTABLE ARRIVAL LETTER. Click on the image below and a high resolution letter should open in a new window!

We hope you have an AWESOME Christmas with your kids and family! (And that this Northpole Cam helps keep everyone in line ;)

Merry Christmas!!

Oh! And if you’d like to save this to Pinterest, here is a graphic for that!: