25 Quick and Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Quick and Easy Ideas for The Elf on the Shelf that will bring more fun and less stress to the nightly Christmas tradition.

 

I confessed my love for the The Elf on The Shelf when I shared 24 Elf on the Shelf Jokes as well as Elf on the Shelf blank note cards. Now I want to share 25 QUICK AND EASY elf on the shelf ideas.  These easy Elf on the Shelf ideas are great to keep in mind for those nights when you lay down in bed, close your eyes, and then jump up, realizing you haven’t moved your elf!

25 Elf on the shelf ideas

I am fortunate that I have awesome teenagers who think it’s fun to “be the elf.”  But even with more people to help remember, we often forget and need a quick and easy Elf on the Shelf idea to keep things going smoothly.  These ideas are fun, but don’t require you to gather a bunch of supplies or dig through closets in the middle of the night!  I like fun, easy, but different Elf on the Shelf ideas and all of these fit the bill!

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Click on the link below each image to be taken to the source of the Elf on the Shelf idea for more details!

elf on the shelf ideasGrab a few army men that are probably lying around and you can recreate this Army Men vs Elf on the Shelf idea from Jennifer Saintz Photography.

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I love this Elf eating Candy by Rebecca Lundin.  This is also a great way to hide the fact that you ate all of the Christmas candy.

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This marshmallow bed Elf on the Shelf Idea from Bombshell Bling looks comfy and delicious.

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The Elf but the Grinch in Timeout in this fun idea from The Sweatman Family

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This tricky Elf on the Shelf from She Knows switched out the stocking!

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And all good Elves remember to practice their guitar, especially the elves from She Knows.

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If you have a dog, this fun Elf on the Shelf idea from Clumsy Crafter is a cute one.

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And you can always just give the elf on the shelf a good hiding spot, like this Elf on the Shelf idea from Stay at Home Mum.

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This Elf on the shelf idea from A Thrifty Mom takes a little patience and an empty water bottle.

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This Elf on the Shelffrom The Yummy Factory leaves a little love note

while brushing his teeth.

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The force is strong with this idea from Lisa Stout Photography.

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All you need is a dry erase and a silly elf from this fun idea from Mandy with Multiples 

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 And if you have an ice maker, it makes a fun place for your Elf to get stuck.  Just check out the elf from A Small Snippet.

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If you need a couple days off from hiding your elf, he might need a couple days off when he catches a cold like this Elf from Pinskins and Pigtails.  But make sure to get a note from the Elf doctor.

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I love this message from Santa from  Melanie Stofka.

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And the Elf with an Umbrella from Just A Little Creativit.

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This Elf from A Thrifty Mom is TPing the house.

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And this Elf on the Shelf fromBombshell Bling is having a Princess Tea Party.

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Sometimes an Elf just needs to drink Syrup.  It is a good thing Family Life is Great had such a large bottle on hand for her Elf.

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It is always a good idea for the Elf to keep in touch with Santa.  The Elf from Lil Blue Boo prefers email.

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Beau Jangles Photos caught her elf looking thorugh the Black Friday ads, but your Elf might need to look through some of the Christmas toy catalogs.

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This Elf from A Small Snippet took a little break to  watch a movie.

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And this Elf on the Shelf idea from Little Bit Funky is good for any elf that needs to let out a little stress by coloring.

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Sometimes your Elf on a Shelf just needs a Bandaid.  The Elf from Mom. Wife. Busy Life. needed a few.  He must have had a bad night.

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And A Few Shortcuts has an Elf that gets a little carried away with the gift wrap!

I hope you love all of these fun and simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas.

You can also print out these Elf on the Shelf Blank Notecards and Elf on the Shelf jokes.  They are great to use during your holiday Elf on the Shelf adventures!

elf on the shelf printable Christmas cards

Elf on the shelf blank note cards

 

 

24 Elf on the Shelf Jokes

To see more Christmas family ideas, like my Christmas Lunch Box Jokes and Christmas Photo Booth props, click on this link or on the image below!

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  1. Thanks for sharing my elf idea!