20 Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas For Last-Minute Magic

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Mykidstime easy elf on the shelf ideas

Have you ever found yourself all tucked up in bed and then remembered the elf?! We’ve all been there – sometimes you just need some quick and easy Elf on the Shelf ideas for those late night emergencies!

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Jingles McSprinkles or Elfie McShelfie will be making an appearance in homes far and wide before we know it. Whether you love him or loathe him, you can’t deny he likes a bit of mischief!

If you are looking for some easy Elf on the Shelf ideas, here are some of our favourite fun ideas to do with your Elf in the lead up to Christmas Eve.

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Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Mustache Mayhem

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I mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for later.

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Live Action Elf

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Elf is whizzing along the zipline!

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Frozen Fever

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Let it go…Elsa has trapped Elf in a block of ice!

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Relax in Style

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After a tough day, it’s time to relax in a marshmallow bath.

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Circus Time!

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Elfie has joined the circus and had a go on the trapeze.

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Ransom Demand

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Oh no, the elf has been taken hostage!


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Ready, Steady, Go!

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It’s time for the annual North Pole sack race!

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Pile ’em High

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Get ready for a snowball fight!

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These Elf Jokes Are Hilarious!

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Get Crafty

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A fun elf hack for making snowflakes

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Off We Go!

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Dashing through the snow, on a one horse open sleigh…

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Dinner Time

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Elf spaghetti is on the menu – isn’t that what everyone eats?

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An Elf Emergency

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Looks like someone has the sniffles and is under the weather…poor Elf!

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Disco Elf

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Grab the glow sticks as this Elf knows how to PARTAY!

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Toilet Humour

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Naughty Elf! Somebody left a little present for you…

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Up, Up and Away

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Hot air balloon ride anyone?

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Snow Fun

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Do you wanna build a snowman…?

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Peek a Boo

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Snap, Crackle, Pop…and Elf?

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Tree Antics

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Those naughty elves have redecorated the tree!

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Game Night

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It’s time for a fame of Elf on the Shelf Twister

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Jingle Bells

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Who knew Elf was so musical?

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Have you any more easy Elf on the Shelf ideas to share with us? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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