We were at Target recently and had the chance to see the official Elf on the Shelf gear available. My son really wanted to get football jerseys, scarves, and aprons for our elves. I refused and said we can make them something ourselves. He told me he wanted to make them spy clothes. Definitely more complicated than the apron I was planning. We spent an afternoon making some spy items and left them out in an oatmeal container turned dressing room just in case they wanted privacy, and hoped for the best. By the next morning they were sporting their new secret agent ninja spy duds. They started off on the fireplace screen, suspended by grappling hooks we fashioned out of paper clips, toothpicks, embroidery floss and hot glue. Later we found them on a lamp. Lot’s of fun.