We wanted to share how we make a safety harness for our elf to do fun activities like zip lining, hanging from the ceiling fan like mission impossible or even rappelling from toy helicopters.
We used 550 cord or sometimes known as paracord. You can also use yarn, string and ribbon. We just thought 55o cord was stronger.
Step One: Wrap cord around your elves back. Make sure you have equal lengths of string left over.
Step Two: Cross over the strings.
Step Three: Wrap strings around elf’s back and back around to the front through his/her legs.
Step Four: Thread the long strings around the bottom part of the X on your elf’s Chest. Creating a loop like look. Bring both strings back towards each other.
Step Five: Turn your elf over, it should look a lot like the below picture.
Step Six A
Step Six: Tie a square knot.(Left over right, Right over left)
Step Six B
Step Seven: Bend a paper clip to become a “hook” for your elf.
Now your can harness your elf to do any fun activities.
Our Elf Zip lined through the living room.
Close up of Red Red Fred Zip Lining
He is nice and safe hanging there.
PS: If your elf Falls you can always check out this post Here for advice!