My first year teaching I started making these elves with my class. Students create the elves and then write stories about what they think elves do all day long. Today one kid said he thinks that they smell like cookies and candy canes! Then everyone shouted, "Hey that's alliteration!" I was proud!!! This has been a last full day before Christmas break tradition for my entire career. I love it and the kids do too. All of them said they were gonna go home and put their elf on a shelf!