This Santa Cam Ornament Is An Awesome Alternative To Elf On The Shelf

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This simple DIY project from ‘Happy-Mothering‘ is certain to keep your kids in line this Christmas season!

Elf on the Shelf is by far one of the most popular ideas to keeping kids in the Christmas spirit all the while making sure they behave…at least until Santa comes. 🙂

However, if you are getting tired of trying to find different, fun places and situation to place the Elf on the Shelf in…this article is for you!

You can literally make this ‘Santa Cam’ ornament for under a $1 and it works like a charm! Your children will surely be on the their best behavior, knowing that Santa is always watching!

Here is how to make it!

What you need:

  • Clear flat ball ornament
  • Black paint
  • ½” to 1” washer
  • Red paint marker
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks


Simply remove the top ‘cap’ portion of the ornament and pour in the black paint. Shake and roll the ornament in order to coat the inside completely. Place the cap back on.

Next, grab some glue and your washer and place it in the middle of the ornament. Make a red ‘recording’ dot using red paint.

To finish off the Santa Cam, simply write ‘Santa Cam’ in white as seen in the photo above!

Voila! That’s it!