Can Adults Touch Elf On The Shelf?

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One of the main Elf on the Shelf rules is that kids absolutely may not ever, ever, ever touch the little scout.


But some parents are wondering: Can adults touch Elf on the Shelf?

According to the official "Elf on the Shelf" website, "Christmas magic is very fragile, and if scout elves are touched they may lose their magic." It doesn't specify that this only applies to kids, so we're guessing this applies to any humans.

If anyone touches the scout, he or she cannot fly to the North Pole and back every night.

But don't worry! If your elf is "accidentally" touched, or falls out of the tree, or the dog mistakes it for a chew toy, you can revive the magic.

The site recommends the following tactics:

1. Write a note to your elf or Santa apologizing for touching your elf. This is the most effective way to help revive your scout elf.
2. Sprinkle a little cinnamon next to your elf! Cinnamon is like vitamins for your elf. It will help them get back to the North Pole where the elf doctors can check them out!
3. Elves love Christmas carols! Try singing one with your family.

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